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Army soldiers patrol along the Line of Control (LOC), in J&K Poonch | Representational image | ANI photo

Pakistan changes LoC strategy as winter approaches, terror launch pads full but ceasefire holds

The primary focus of the Pakistan Army is to push in arms and ammunition more than terrorists, which is why those who’ve been caught have been carrying huge cache of them.
File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh | ANI

Latest India-China military talks fail as Beijing refuses to disengage, de-escalate in Ladakh

India insisted that PLA will have to disengage from friction points including Depsang, Demchok, besides Hot Springs, but 'Chinese side wasn't agreeable'.
Security forces personnel patrolling in Srinagar | Representational photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Terror veteran Chhota Walid masterminded’ Kashmir minority killings, forces on lookout

Pakistani terrorist nicknamed Chhota Walid is said to have had at least two stints in Kashmir. He infiltrated into India around 20 days back, according to security agencies.

Jammu & Kashmir’s elite anti-terror unit gets full-time head after a gap of 5 months

Appointment of Iftikhar Talib to head the Special Operations Group comes amid a spate of minority killings in Srinagar that took security forces by surprise.

India, China to hold military talks Sunday, focus on disengagement process in eastern Ladakh

The Indian side is expected to seek disengagement as soon as possible in the remaining friction points besides pressing for resolution in Depsang Bulge & Demchok, govt sources said.
File photo of Army Chief General MM Naravane | ANI photo

Afghan-origin terrorists may try to enter J&K once Kabul’s situation stabilises: Army chief

Gen Naravane said that there have been increasing concerns in the Indian security establishment over the possibility of terror spillover from Afghanistan into J&K through Pakistan.
Army Chief General MM Naravane in Leh, on 2 October 2021 | ANI Photo

China’s military build-up ‘matter of concern’ — Gen Naravane says India keeping close watch

Indian Army General Naravane said if the Chinese military maintains the deployment through the second winter, it may lead to an LoC-like situation though not an active one.
Indian Air Force celebrating its 89th anniversary today| Twitter /@IAF_MCC

Air chief awards ‘unit citation’ to 3 squadrons of IAF for their role in eastern Ladakh

The units were awarded during the 89th Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon airbase for boosting India's military presence after the military standoff with China in the region.
IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari addresses a press conference ahead of 89th Air Force Day, in New Delhi on 5 October 2021 | Photo: ANI

Prompt actions in Ladakh last year were testament to IAF’s combat readiness: Air chief

On 89th Air Force Day Friday, the Chief of Air Staff V R Chaudhary also said that IAF must demonstrate to the nation that external forces will not be allowed to violate its territory.
Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass at the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh | Photographer: Biju Boro via Getty Images | Bloomberg

Indian, Chinese troops face-off briefly during patrolling in Arunachal’s Tawang

The face-off happened after a Chinese patrol tried to enter Indian territory. The PLA troops were forced back. The incident comes ahead of high-level military talks.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a meeting with World Bank Group chief David Malpass in Washington D.C on 15 October 2021 | Twitter/@FinMinIndia

Climate financing still area of worry, says Sitharaman, flags questions on $100 bn pledge

The remarks came ahead of the upcoming COP-26 Summit to be held in UK. Leaders of nearly 200 countries will gather at the summit in Glasgow to discuss climate action.

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Representational image of a contingent of the Indian Army| Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Military exercise with Sri Lanka will promote synergy, strengthen bilateral ties: Indian Army

The 8th edition of Exercise #MitraShakti21 between Indian & Sri Lankan armies culminated at the island nation's Ampara district with a focus on enhancing counter-terror cooperation.
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Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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