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After major blow in trial court, CBI approaches High Court against arms dealer Abhishek Verma

The verdict by a lower court – now being challenged by the CBI – had put all agency cases against Abhishek Verma on a weak wicket as it had struck at the core of prosecution argument. MANU PUBBY

In likely policy reversal, mega ammunition orders ‘reserved’ for pvt sector may now allow PSUs

OFB out but BEL, ECIL likely to get in; controversy over banned foreign companies remains MANU PUBBY

Fall of Mosul, new search brings some hope, uncertainty for families of missing Indians

While there is reason to believe that the men who went missing in Mosul after IS seized control of the city, Sushma Swaraj has maintained they are alive. As General V. K. Singh arrives in the Kurdish city of Erbil to coordinate a search mission, the families of the men remain in the lurch.  CHITLEEN K. SETHI 

Attack on pilgrims is a sign of the frustration in terrorist ranks. We are putting tremendous pressure — Ram Madhav.

As the BJP-PDP government in Kashmir comes under attack from within the Sangh Parivar and opposition parties, Ram Madhav, National General Secretary of the BJP, says security forces are winning the war against terror in the Valley. RAMA LAKSHMI

Adarsh: The officers who took a stand

The MoD probe report commends two officers who it says were the only ones who stood up for the truth. MANU PUBBY

Gen. Vij “appears to have provided protective umbrella” to help alienate land for Adarsh — MoD probe

What the Defence ministry probe report into Adarsh scam says on role of top military officers MANU PUBBY

Two former Army Chiefs, 8 top officers indicted by MoD inquiry into Adarsh scam

Gen. N.C. Vij provided "protection umbrella", Gen. Deepak Kapoor "ill advised" to take flat, govt should use Adarsh for military housing, probe report says. MANU PUBBY

India Foundation calls off China visit after visa trouble, Beijing says not true, visit on

Two members denied visa, delegation leader Alok Bansal’s held back; was to travel next week MANU PUBBY

Beyond guns and missiles, real juice of India-Israel defence ties is in the “small stuff”

As PM Modi visits Israel, specialised Indian defence companies sign tech transfer, JV agreements critical to India’s strategic goal of creating a multi-layered domestic arms industry. MANU PUBBY

Lonely Australian ship to track Malabar war games from other side of Bay of Bengal

Frigate RAN Newcastle is docked in Kochi, indicating the Australian Navy was prepared for a last minute entry if India changed its mind and allowed it to join the exercise. MANU PUBBY

On Camera

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.