Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Sowmiya Ashok

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File photo | People's Liberation Army of China during a military parade | Wikimedia Commons/kremlin.ru

Xi calls for PLA to remain combat-ready. The world should be...

The Chinese armed forces remain untested in battle, having last seen active combat in the late 1970s. To bridge the gap, China has asked veterans of foreign militaries to train its personnel.
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Sri Lanka gets IMF’s provisional nod for $2.9bn loan. Tax reforms,...

IMF says agreement is subject to approval by its management and executive board. Sri Lankan govt is yet to come up with debt restructuring plan, say observers.

Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence...

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.