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Indian and Chinese armoured columns pulling back from Rechin La on the southern side of Pangong Tso Wednesday | Credit: Army

30-member parliamentary panel on defence to visit Galwan Valley, Pangong Tso

The panel is chaired by BJP's Jual Oram and its members include Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. It may seek govt permission before visiting the Ladakh areas.
File photo of DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy | Twitter @DRDO_India

India will be atmanirbhar when state-of-the-art defence systems are developed — DRDO chief

Speaking at IIT-Bhubaneswar, Dr G Satheesh Reddy urged students to learn next-generation tech related to artificial intelligence and cyber security, to help India grow.
Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | File photo: ANI

Army chief Naravane calls for renewed focus on Northeast amid ‘rising footprints of China’

Gen M.M. Naravane also red-flagged India’s 'delivery deficit' on promises made to other nations on regional connectivity.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses troops at the Pangong Tso in Ladakh Friday | Photo: ANI

India hasn’t ceded territory, Depsang issue will be taken up in next round — defence ministry

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and some social media users have accused the govt of ceding territory to China in Pangong Tso disengagement process.
Indian and Chinese armoured columns pulling back from Rechin La on the southern side of Pangong Tso Wednesday | Credit: Army

How India stood its ground and forced China to end Pangong Tso aggression

China’s realisation that India won’t back down — that this stand-off could last longer than it calculated — was a key factor in forcing Beijing to agree to disengagement at Pangong Tso.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi | PTI

Full text of Rajnath Singh’s statement in Rajya Sabha on India, China disengagement

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told the Rajya Sabha that India & China have agreed to disengage from the Pangong Tso area in eastern Ladakh. Read his full statement here.

China to move behind Pangong Tso Finger 8 — Rajnath Singh shares Ladakh breakthrough details

Rajanth Singh says India will withdraw to the Dhan Singh Thapa post near Finger 3 and the area between this and Finger 8 will become a no-go zone for both sides.
An Apache helicopter in action | Source: Boeing India

India is a market like no other, Boeing says as it outlines 20-year plan

Boeing currently has 62 aircraft in operation with the Indian military — Apache, Chinook, P8I, C17 — and is eyeing fighter contracts from IAF and Navy.
Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

45 Chinese soldiers killed in Galwan clash June last year, Russian news agency TASS says

In an article, TASS said that 'Chinese and Indian forces clashed in the region in May and June 2020, resulting in at least 20 Indian and 45 Chinese servicemen dead'.
A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China begin fresh disengagement, but ‘trust deficit means it’ll be a long process’

China issued a statement on disengagement Wednesday, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is set to give India’s statement on the matter in Parliament Thursday.

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Woman working on a laptop (Representational image) | Flickr

Modi govt’s new IT rules don’t empower consumers, but expand State power over online content

The new govt guidelines for online content are a mixed bag that meets some expectations, but fall short on others and reflect the lack of a consultative approach.

Output of 8 core infrastructure sectors grows 0.1% in January

The core sectors had expanded by 2.2% in January 2020, according to the provisional data released Friday by the Commerce and Industry Ministry.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

India, Pakistan agree to observe ceasefire along LoC, pull back specialised offensive units

India and Pakistan aim for peace along LoC, with New Delhi being ‘cautiously optimistic’. There will, however, not be any let-up in anti-infiltration and anti-terror operations.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.