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China’s troop buildup in Doklam means India can’t protect Bhutan

The Chinese buildup at Doklam signifies that encroachment and road-building will accelerate, and India cannot protect Bhutan, because it doesn’t have a plan

Two ministers appoint different officers as defence ministry spokesperson on same day

Confusion after Sitharaman appoints Defence Accounts Service officer Rajashekar, Irani picks Information Service officer Pandey on the same day.

Before PM & Defence Minister skipped Army Day, jr minister had been heckled by veterans

MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre was surrounded and subjected to sloganeering, souring the mood in the government a day before Army Day.

New trouble for India: China occupies North Doklam, with armoured vehicles & 7 helipads

New visuals show PLA deployment is metres away from last year’s face-off point; Indian Army chief Rawat has admitted north Doklam is occupied.

Pakistan desperate to push more suicide attackers across LoC in Kashmir

DGP S.P. Vaid says there has been a rise in the number of suicide missions since Jaish's dwarf commander Noor Mohammad Tantray was killed last month.

Fresh provocation: China’s building a 36-km long road in strategic J&K valley near Siachen

New Threat Spotted: China’s 36-km road, troop locations in PoK’s Saksham valley “gifted” by Pakistan. Gives Chinese Army access to Line of Actual Control near Siachen. 

After 4 judges raise Loya death case, Nagpur Police say nothing suspicious about it

Maharashtra trial judge B.H. Loya’s 2014 death was one of the issues raised by the Supreme Court judges Friday, but Nagpur DCP says death was ‘accidental’.

Madrasas in Kashmir spreading ‘disinformation’, Army chief Rawat urges more control

Gen. Bipin Rawat calls for a revamp of Jammu & Kashmir’s education policies, as teachers at govt-run schools are also ‘misleading’ students.

Army chief says will call Pakistan’s nuclear ‘bluff’, cross border if govt asks

Gen. Bipin Rawat is the first military chief to speak on India-US-Japan-Australia quadrilateral approach, says India needs support on ‘assertive China’

India’s nuclear submarine base gets a big boost—thanks to Narendra Modi govt

The approval had been awaited since 2010. Now, Phase II of Project Varsha gets 676 hectares of forest land while Phase I work is in full swing.

On Camera

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File photo of Nitish Kumar | PTI

BJP has the right proverb for Nitish Kumar and he has half the soldiers of Bihar

A carefree Nitish Kumar has started playing on his own terms—jolting leaders of his party and the BJP. Party officials are questioning his attitude.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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