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Who is Naveed Jat, and why his escape is a blow for the security establishment in J&K

The Pakistani LeT man escaped after militants opened fire at a Srinagar hospital Tuesday. His arrest in 2014 had been hailed as a major breakthrough.

Pakistan has killed the LoC ceasefire, India’s response shouldn’t be half-baked

There is enough space for us to innovate between regular pinprick-type LoC actions and a low-intensity conflict limited to J&K.

Maldives descends into chaos: India weighs options, troops on standby

India closely monitoring situation, especially the safety of its citizens. Contingency plans in place for intervention; deployment possible at short notice.

After SC rebuke, CBI registers FIRs on fake encounters in Manipur

CBI is set to probe alleged killings by the Army, the Assam Rifles, central paramilitary forces, and Manipur Police Commandos – a special state force.

Cannot disclose Rafale deal details due to secrecy pact with France: Sitharaman

Major controversy over the cost of the deal prompted questions in Parliament, but defence minister says pricing of Rafale deal cannot be shared.

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.  

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No one knows R&AW agents better than Pakistanis—from Pathaan to Mission...

So what if RAW agents Tiger, Pathaan, and Vinod have a tendency to get honey-trapped, we have got them covered with our own ISI operatives, that too ‘bold and beautiful’.
Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani | ANI file photo

Adani-Hindenburg row erupts into war of words, neither side backing down

Adani Group calls Hindenburg allegations baseless, unethical, and in violation of law while the firm says Adani obfuscating truth, avoiding real issues of fraud.

Defence

Representational image | Nuclear submarine INS Chakra | Indian Navy

Budget 2023: Defence eyes big boost for more firepower, submarines, drones

Private sector is also hoping for a high budgetary allocation for defence capital expenditure since it will translate into more acquisition programmes fructifying.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.