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File photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacts with Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane in Delhi | PTI

Military hospitals could now treat civilians as Rajnath seeks armed forces’ aid in Covid fight

Hospitals run by all 63 Cantonment Boards also asked to accommodate Cantt residents and those from outside approaching them for treatment.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid hospital in Delhi, set up by DRDO | By special arrangement

DRDO reopens makeshift Covid hospital in Delhi, 5 other facilities to come up across India

DRDO says the 500-bed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid hospital in Delhi will cater to Covid patients who require critical care.
CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Backed by disruptive tech, China tried push & shove tactics but India stood firm: CDS Rawat

At the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat says some countries seek to reshape rules that govern global order via geopolitics coupled with geo-economics.

Top IAF commanders begin 3-day conference, review India’s security challenges

The bi-annual commanders' conference was inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Air Headquarters in Delhi.
A file photo of Indian Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh. | Photo: ANI

Quad navies can come together if needed in almost ‘plug and play’ manner, Navy chief says

Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh highlighted the immense interoperability between the navies of the Quad grouping.
Representational image of an Indian Army convoy moving through Ladakh | Photo: ANI

China changes stance, wants de-escalation before disengagement in Ladakh. India disagrees

De-escalation before disengagement could give China an advantage as it can move troops back much faster than India due to its better infrastructure.
Representational image. | A file photo of a UPEIDA board meeting. | Photo: Twitter/@upeidaofficial

67 MoUs, 22 deals signed, 17 given land — UP defence corridor project racing after 2 years

Response from foreign manufacturers has been lukewarm. But three big names including Tata Technologies have lined up to invest.
Representational image of an Indian Army convoy moving through Ladakh | Photo: ANI

These are the key changes Army has made in Ladakh to counter China in summer

With disengagement still incomplete in some areas almost a year since LAC stand-off began, Army is ensuring there are ‘adequate’ troops in Ladakh.
A CRPF trooper is vaccinated in Prayagraj on 6 April 2021 | Representational image | ANI

80% of military, central security forces have got first shot, but police in top Covid states lag

Vaccination for security personnel — who have been classified as frontline workers amid the Covid pandemic — began in the first phase of the drive that was kicked off on 16 January.
Army tanks seen in eastern Ladakh, on 10 February 2021 | Photo: Indian Army

Chinese military says India should cherish ‘positive trend’ of disengagement in Ladakh

After the 11th round of military talks, Indian Army said that both sides held deliberation on disengagement of troops at remaining friction points & agreed to avoid new incidents.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an election campaign rally at Joynagar in South 24 Parganas district on 1 April 2021 | PTI

Modi owns India’s unfolding Covid disaster

India's Covid tragedy was avoidable, and is largely the fault of a boastful, incompetent government. Yet, Modi may suffer few political consequences for his devastating missteps.

India’s ‘casino’ type midcap rally could take a break, large stocks found safer amid Covid

Investors say they are avoiding midcaps based on global economic cues, valuations. While Sensex flirts with technical correction, expensive smaller stocks could have more to lose.

Defence

File photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | PTI

Rajnath Singh assures support to Indonesian counterpart Subianto in tracing missing submarine

The Indian Navy has already sent a deep submergence rescue vessel to support the Indonesian Navy's effort to trace the submarine that went missing Wednesday around the Bali Strait.
Illustration by Soham Sen

There’s a need to hold up a mirror to Modi govt on Covid management, and this is the picture

Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh & elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one ‘Ram baan’ weapon.