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China luring Tibetan refugees in India to work as its spies, Intelligence Bureau warns

IB issues alert that many refugees settled in northeast India are being paid and offered jobs by China in exchange for strategic information.

India’s new headache far from Doklam: Chinese troops seen near Tuting sector incursion

Indications about 2 PLA brigades at Nyingchi town, new railway line could start this year; Chinese incursion in Tuting sector came to fore on 28 December.

MiG 29K crash followed 8 years of engine troubles & frustration about performance

The crash occurred at the Goa airbase after a pilot aborted take-off during a training sortie. The pilot managed to exit the cockpit.

Madhya Pradesh ‘ISI espionage racket’ was discovered during surveillance after Uri attack

Agencies stumbled upon case after they found suspicious calls being made to military facilities in Kashmir seeking sensitive info after Uri terror attack.

Pictures show it’s time to question China’s alibi on Brahmaputra pollution

Latest satellite images suggest that the width of the river has reduced considerably in Tibet with an indication of dam construction activity in China.

With third successful test this year, desi missile shield coming of age

Endo-atmospheric- ndigenous advanced area defence (AAD) test for ballistic missile defence programme in Odisha scores direct hit.

Images of Pakistan’s Gwadar port do not match all the hype around it

No signature of a Djibouti style base but signs of expansion plans; road, access still limited.

3-ft tall JeM commander who became a nightmare for security forces killed in Kashmir

The “dwarf” militant was the divisional commander of JeM who masterminded several attacks on security forces in the Valley.

भारतीय मिसाइल कार्यक्रम को बड़ा धक्काः एक सप्ताह में दो असफलताएं

22 दिसंबर को सतह से हवा में मार करने वाली मिसाइल का और उससे पांच दिन पहले पनडुब्बी का असफल परीक्षण न्यूक्तियर ट्रायड के विस्तार के लिए चिंताजनक है.

Setback for Indian missile programme: Two failures in a week, submarine version stuck

Surface-to-air missile test fails on 22 December, submarine test failure five days before raises major concerns over India’s nuclear triad expansion.

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.