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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.
Chinese PLA troops march back from the Pangong Tso area in eastern Ladakh | Photo released by Indian Army

Corps Commander talks ends after 13 hours, India and China discuss further disengagement

Army sources said that the two countries discussed disengagement from remaining friction points, including Gogra heights, Hot Springs and Depsang Plains in the 11th round of talks.
File image of USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) | Photo: Twitter/@INDOPACOM

US Navy ship violates Indian law as it sails through exclusive zone in ‘messaging to China’

External affairs ministry says incident has been raised through diplomatic channels with US. Ex-Navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash says US violated India's rules but not international law.

Indian Army chief Naravane holds bilateral defence talks with heads of Bangladesh army, navy

Army chief General M.M. Naravane arrived in Dhaka Thursday on a 5-day visit to further strengthen the ties between Indian and Bangladeshi armed forces.

No delay in talks with India to discuss disengagement of troops from eastern Ladakh: China

Amid reports about the likelihood of 11th round of corps commander-level talks, China said India's proposal for restoration of status quo at eastern Ladakh could be discussed.
Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | File photo: ANI

Army Chief General Naravane leaves for 5-day visit to Bangladesh, week after PM Modi’s tour

The Army chief will meet the 3 service chiefs of Bangladesh and the foreign minister during the visit, which the Army said will act as a 'catalyst for coordination on strategic issues'.
Army tanks seen in eastern Ladakh, on 10 February 2021 | Photo: Indian Army

Pangong Tso done but China dragging its feet on disengagement at other Ladakh friction points

Since last year, India & China have completed disengagement at Galwan Valley, where a clash left 20 Indian soldiers dead in June, and Pangong Tso, the latter executed earlier this year.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

Selling defence land seen as only way to raise money for new modernisation fund

Draft cabinet note based on ministry’s comments is undergoing inter-ministerial consultations, but Department of Military Affairs had said selling land alone wouldn’t be enough.
CDS General Bipin Rawat

India showed political will to uphold national interests during unprovoked assault: CDS Rawat

Gen Bipin Rawat said India is facing multiple security threats and challenges, and asserted that the country will have to develop capabilities to deal with such challenges
The Ministry of Defence at South Block in New Delhi | Commons

Army HQ is in the middle of a makeover, and these are the changes introduced so far

From having 3 deputy chiefs to DG Rashtriya Rifles being moved out to Northern Command as ADG, many key changes have taken place at the Army HQ over the last one year.

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Wind turbines stand at the Ostro Energy Pvt. Ltd., wind farm in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India’s energy transition path is on track. Now it needs to pick pace: Analysis

The ongoing Covid-19 recovery efforts offer five key lessons, and also reveal some blind spots that can potentially undermine the hard-earned progress.
Representational image of a healthcare worker handling an oxygen cylinder | Photo: ThePrint

Oxygen shortage across India sees surge in stocks of gas makers amid second Covid wave

Oxygen manufacturer Linde India Ltd. gained more than 90% so far this year, while National Oxygen Ltd. advanced 59%.


Medics from armed forces at the Base Hospital in Delhi gets the Covid vaccination | Source: Army

Fighting Covid? Learn from the armed forces as nearly 100% personnel vaccinated already

At a time when the rest of the country is struggling on the Covid vaccination front, over 97% defence personnel have received the first dose and nearly 76% have got both the shots.
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.