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Operation Dakshin Shakti is underway in parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan | Twitter/@IaSouthern

Army begins major theatre-level exercise along western border, first since Covid pandemic

Army sources say Exercise Dakshin Shakti, under Southern Command, is designed to validate new concepts and doctrines for integration of armed forces and border-guarding forces.
Indian Army vehicles driving through the snow in Ladakh | Representational image | Photo: AFP via Getty Images via Bloomberg

PLA ‘fully rotates’ troops as China & India both beef up presence in eastern Ladakh for winter

Almost all soldiers deployed by PLA at forward points along LAC for the winter are in their early 20s, a move seeking to ensure they can take on harshness of climate.

Irresponsible nations with hegemonic tendencies twisting definition of UNCLOS, says Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is being repeatedly weakened by by some nations arbitrarily interpreting its definition.
Rajnath Singh

Villagers in Ladakh’s Chushul seek infra, 4G, grazing rights to counter salami slicing at LAC

Chushul councilor Konchok Stanzin has made several demands in a three-page letter to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
The village constructed by China appears to be within the survey of India and McMahon line boundary | Twitter | @detresfa_

China constructs another village near Arunachal, more in Bhutan, heliports along LAC

The new village falls north of India’s perception of the Line of Actual Control but seemingly within its own side of the McMahon Line.

Rajnath Singh inaugurates revamped war memorial at Ladakh’s Rezang La

The revamped war memorial has been thrown open at a time India and China have been locked in a bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh for nearly one and half years.
File photo | The Tejas aircraft used by IAF | Wikimedia Commons

India places orders for French HAMMER missiles to boost Tejas capabilities

Govt sources told ANI that the HAMMER missiles are in the process of being integrated with Tejas & will enhance aircraft's capability to take out hardened targets from stand-off distances.
The first of the Visakhapatnam class stealth-guided missile destroyers | By special arrangement

India to commission its most potent indigenously built destroyer, INS Visakhapatnam, Sunday

Ship is first of 4 Visakhapatnam-class stealth-guided missile destroyers. Navy Vice Chief Ghormade says it'll enhance India's capacity and firepower, both above & under water.
Representational image of a US Air Force MQ-9 drone | Wikimedia commons

US offers India discount on Guardian drones, proposes to set up maintenance facility too

In 2018, the US had offered India the armed version of the Guardian drones, which were originally authorised in surveillance configuration.
(Representational image) File image of INS Vikramaditya. | Indian Navy

Navy to tweak its aircraft carrier plan to accommodate surveillance and attack drones

Combination of manned & unmanned systems would mean overall displacement of proposed third aircraft carrier would reduce from 65,000 tonnes, while also decreasing cost.

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A file photo of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai | Photo: Commons

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.

Paytm records quarterly loss of Rs 474 crore, expenses rise to Rs 1,600 crore

This is the first earnings report since Paytm's stock tumbled after IPO launch. Parent firm One97's income and revenues rose compared to same time last year, but so did expenses.


Navy chief commissions INS Vela, calls it ‘potent platform’ for spectrum of operations

This is the fourth of the six submarines the Navy is inducting under Kalvari class submarine Project 75 and the second major induction in less than a week.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.