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Army at Kuthipora village, Chattergam, Kashmir | S. Irfan/PTI

Terror attack averted after Army seizes huge cache of arms in Kathua

Security forces conducted the operation after receiving inputs from military intelligence and averted a major terror strike.
Security personnel in Kashmir (representational picture)

Four militants killed by security forces in Kashmir’s Pulwama

The search operation turned into an encounter after gunmen opened fire at the search party, who retaliated
Chinese and Pakistani guards sitting on a rock at the Khunjerab Pass

Islamabad says CPEC an economic, and not military, project between Pakistan and China

The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China's Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambitious BRI.
China has started or accelerated various road and rail projects in Tibet

China is making a Beijing-Tibet expressway and it has military implications for India

China is quickly building G-6 expressway from Xining to Lhasa, to connect Tibet’s capital to Beijing. This could have military implications for India.
Pakistani troops surrender in 1971 wa

The liberation of Bangladesh — the Indian armed forces’ finest hour

On this day in 1971, the Pakistani Army surrendered in then East Pakistan, after Indian defence forces successfully completed operations on two fronts.
Lake Imja | Vinayak Bhat/ThePrint

Imja Lake near Mt Everest is not a danger to Nepal, satellite images indicate

In 2016, Nepal drained the Imja Lake to a ‘safe level’, and ThePrint’s analysis reveals that today, it is no longer much of a threat to its people.
The Kerch strait bridge in Tuzla island | Vinayak Bhat/ThePrint

The rising Russia-Ukraine tensions at Kerch Strait, and how US overflight affects them

The Western media is almost shouting hoarse for the US government to support, intervene and arm Ukraine, but Donald Trump seems to be unusually calm.
Representative image of the Indian Army

Seventh India-China hand-in-hand joint training exercise starts in Chengdu, China

The exercise is a part of focused efforts by the two militaries to improve ties after last year's standoff at Doklam.
Chandigarh

Army veteran Ata Hasnain’s remedy for Kashmir: Deploy 5,000 ‘information warriors’

Lt Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain says India has ‘poorest’ information outreach, but that’s what it needs to do in Kashmir, even in the part occupied by Pakistan.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint.in

China and Pak supported Mizo insurgency, reveals Mizo National Front leader in a new book

Zoramthanga talks about his meeting with Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai in his autobiography. 

On Camera

Health department officials at Majhgaon village in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district | By special arrangement

‘Worrying signs’: Covid hits rural India hard, it now has nearly half of all new cases

The total number of daily cases being reported across India is nearly 300 per cent higher as compared to last year, meaning they will exert pressure on rural health infrastructure.

Defence

Last rites being performed at the Brar Square Crematorium in the Delhi Cantonment | By special arrangement

These soldiers are serving 24×7 to cremate veterans, dependents succumbing to Covid

From 4 pyres at Delhi's Brar Square cremation ground, the infrastructure is being raised to deal with 20 bodies at a time due to the increased Covid toll.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.