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Arun Jaitley’s Budget proposal to fund Se La tunnels likely to face Chinese objection

The lack of all-weather connectivity to Tawang has always put India at a disadvantage to China in the region; the tunnels are thus very important to the Army.

Tunnel under Se La: The pass where the Chinese smashed into India in 1962

The pass in Arunachal has a history that few military veterans want to recall, but none can dare forget. It was the site of India’s humiliation in 1962.

Chinese Navy seems to be preparing to counter Indian submarines with Pakistani help

Satellite images accessed by ThePrint suggest Chinese Navy conducted joint exercises with its Pakistani counterpart; has increased activities around India.

Pensions overtake modernisation, modest 7.8 % hike in defence budget

Bill for pensions zooms past Rs 1 lakh crore mark; sharp increase in fund to assist private sector

A new low as the Congress marks prisoners by their religion in Karnataka

The Karnataka state government is seeing crime through the prism of the religion column mentioned in the FIR.  

New interlocutor at crucial stage of ULFA peace talks baffles security experts

Kashmir peace negotiator Dineshwar Sharma relieved of Northeast duty; former top R&AW officer to handle talks with ULFA and 2 Manipur rebel outfits.

Rapes, murders and riots: Faith in Khattar’s Haryana hits rock bottom

Faith in Haryana police is at rock bottom, and fingers are being pointed at greenhorn Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who also holds the home portfolio.

ISIS threat to Phillippines President Duterte on Republic Day worries Indian agencies

Ten heads of state are set to attend the celebrations in New Delhi, including Rodrigo Duterte, and agencies are scrambling to bolster security.

Parliamentary oversight of RAW is not a nefarious thing: N.N. Vohra

J&K Governor and veteran bureaucrat says somewhere down the line, the security establishment will have to trust the politicians.

The Mumbai techie who became India’s Osama Bin Laden, arrested

Qureshi, co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen, was arrested by the Delhi Police Saturday. He had been underground since masterminding the 2008 Ahmedabad blasts.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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