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Security forces at the site of an encounter last week that killed five personnel, including two Army officers, in Kashmir's Handwara | PTI

Two militants killed in overnight encounter in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama

According to an Army spokesperson, Security forces eliminated one more terrorist in Chewa operation.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

India, China disengagement at LAC could take until winter, de-escalation will happen first

The defence and security establishment said India was prepared for a long, drawn-out process of disengagement. China has continued to maintain build up on the Indian side of LAC.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

China moves back troops to depth areas of Galwan Valley after commander-level talks: Report

On 22 June, the Chinese side had given assured that they will move back troops from front to the depth areas, a source said.
A view of Leh, Ladakh. | Photo: Sajid Ali/ThePrint

Army holds porter recruitment rally in Leh amid LAC stand-off with China, Covid crisis

As many as 1,000 applicants showed up for the rally held on 20 June, which was held five days after the Galwan clash at the LAC.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

No additional troops or new tents — what India, China discussed at corps commanders’ meet

India has already inducted a troop strength of nearly three divisions in Ladakh since the stand-off began early May.
Naik Elihud George, who served in the 1962 India-China war, in Leh | Photo: Sajid Ali

Crossed Shyok river barefoot with ice cutting our feet: 1962 war veteran recalls Galwan

Naik Elihud George, who served in 1962, said today's India-China scenario is more precarious & needs diplomacy to avoid a World War III-like event.
A Chinese flag and an effigy of President Xi Jinping are burnt during a protest against the Galwan Valley clash, in Kolkata Thursday | Representational image | ANI

China post that led to Galwan Valley clash erected again, PLA ‘threatens patrols in Depsang’

Following an understanding between India & China after the clash at Galwan Valley, both sides were supposed to pull back from the area. While India has, China hasn't.
Representational image of China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: Justin Chin | Bloomberg

Fresh satellite images from Galwan and Depsang raise concerns of Chinese troop build-up

The images, dated 22 June, show massive increase in Chinese troops since Galwan Valley clash. That was the day when corps commanders agreed to disengage.
Army Chief General MM Naravane meets Army Chief commended troops as he visited forward areas in Eastern Ladakh and reviewed the operational situation on the ground on 24 June 2020 | ANI

100m distance between patrols, no ramming of boats: What Indian, Chinese military discussed

Indian and Chinese commanders have discussed that patrolling troops would not confront each other, and disengage in case of an eventuality.
Army chief M.M. Naravane interacts with the troops while reviewing operational situations on the ground in Eastern Ladakh on 24 June

Indian Army chief Naravane visits forward areas in eastern Ladakh

The Army chief reviewed the security situation in the region and also visited the soldiers who were injured in the clash with the Chinese army at Galwan Valley.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.