Tuesday, 5 July, 2022


Defence ministry causes confusion, ‘okays’ project for which tenders were issued in March

Govt release credits minister Sitharaman for promoting Make in India in defence sector; ministry sources say this could be because ‘final version’ has now been approved.

With last-minute approval, India set to snap up world’s last available C-17 Globemaster

Two years after the special request made to hold aircraft for India, defence ministry committee clears signing of contract.

Data says India’s safest city for women is Coimbatore. But is it really?

Official data says the city in Tamil Nadu didn't have a single case of rape in all of 2016. That may be too good to be true. 

December images show China fortifying Doklam defences facing India

Troop buildup increased in November-end, fresh satellite images show; additional mortar positions, a gun position, vehicles, troop accommodation now visible.

The many minefields and torpedoes INS Kalvari skirted before the Modi commissioning

The Kalvari or Scorpene deal faced attacks on all sides — by politicians, bureaucracy, CAG and even CBI since its controversial signing in 2005.

Manmohan Singh didn’t speak much, but did as much to fight terror: former NSA Narayanan

All governments are concerned about fighting terror. But international collaboration on countering terrorism has improved tremendously in the last 10 years.

Images show China may be using a secret tunnel to divert Brahmaputra water into desert

Latest satellite imagery shows river Brahmaputra disappearing into a 900 meter underground tunnel in China.

India joins Wassenaar Arrangement, now has greater access to sensitive technologies

India was trying to become part of the arrangement for the last two years, but was blocked by Italy, owing to the dip in bilateral relations.

How to study the possibility of water wars between China and India

Fears of China potentially ‘weaponising’ its rivers call for a scientific-security analysis, something sorely lacking in Indian policy circles.

Modi govt’s Mamata headache: 600 km of Bangladesh border still unfenced

Home ministry officials claim lack of cooperation from West Bengal may pose a hurdle in checking illegal immigrants, including Rohingyas.

On Camera


Don’t leave regulation in hands of social media platforms. Govt must re-evaluate its role

It can hardly be expected of social media platforms to design self-regulatory mechanisms that encourage them being held liable and penalised for their decisions.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.