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Representational image of troops standing guard at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: ANI

Kashmir sees jump in terrorist encounters ahead of Article 370 removal anniversary

Until 30 July, 148 terrorists have been killed in encounters in Kashmir valley. But 116 of them have been killed since April.
A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

5th round of corps commander talks over, China Study Group likely to meet today for review

The India-China military-level meeting started at 11 am Sunday and lasted till 9.30 pm, focusing on disengagement in Pangong Tso areas.
Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

5th military-level LAC meeting on, India could press for Chinese troops’ return from Finger 4

India will ask for the Chinese troops to fall back behind Finger 8 at Pangong Tso. Since the last meeting, the status quo has remained on the LAC.
A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India-China 5th Corps Commander level talks likely next week, focus to be Pangong Lake

This next round of talks comes as China has increased troop deployment in several areas within their territory. 
The Chinese flag (representational image) | Pixabay

China hasn’t responded to India’s proposed dates for next commanders’ meet on disengagement

The two armies’ corps commanders last met on 14 July, and agreed to give each other about a fortnight for disengagement at Pangong Tso.
Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong | ThePrint

Disengagement complete at most points, says China, but again blames India for Ladakh tensions

Chinese envoy Sun Weidong reiterated his allegation that it was India that triggered Galwan Valley clash by violating the understanding reached at 6 June commanders’ meeting.
The first of five Rafale fighter jets, travelling from France, touches down at Ambala air base in Haryana | PTI

Rafale will help air warriors safeguard our skies with mighty superiority, says Amit Shah

The home minister said the induction of the next generation aircraft is a true testimony of the prime minister's resolve to make India a powerful and secure nation.
Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd) was among the IAF fighter pilots who flew the first seven Mirage 2000 jets to India | ThePrint Team

As Rafale lands, IAF veteran recalls ‘quiet’ 1985 induction of another French warhorse

Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd) and his colleagues spent six months in France before they brought home India’s first seven Mirage 2000 fighter jets.
An IAF Rafale fighter jet is welcomed at the Ambala air base with a water salute | Twitter screengrab

India’s Rafale lands in Ambala, Rajnath warns those who threaten territorial integrity

Five aircraft and seven pilots land after 8,500-km journey from Merignac in France, welcomed at Ambala with traditional water salute.
Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, speaks during the "Business Russia" conference in Moscow, Russia

Hypersonic nuclear weapons Russian Navy is getting and why they are unrivalled

Russia has said that its Navy will now be equipped with hypersonic nuclear missiles, which can travel 5 times faster than the speed of sound and are highly manoeuvrable.    

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India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh | Photo: Flickr

Indian economy will be booming by next August, worst behind us — HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh

At ThePrint's Off the Cuff, HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh said govt should reduce stakes in state-owned banks to 51% and pursue aggressive asset monetisation & privatisation.

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Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.