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India hasn’t accepted China’s illegal occupation or unjustified claims, says MEA

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi says it has taken note of US report that referred to construction activities by China along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh.
Indian Army

Army turns its focus to flying arm, sets up 3 integrated Aviation Brigades amid tensions at LAC

The Aviation Corps will see expansion in the coming months with induction of drones, light combat helicopters, Apache attack choppers & replacements for Cheetah and Chetak helicopters.
Representational IAF image | ANI

Indian Air Force contingent to participate in Dubai Air Show

An aircraft contingent of IAF, including its Sarang and Suryakiran aerobatics team, will participate in the Dubai Air Show that will be held from 14-18 November, a official said.
File image of Badrinath Temple, one of the four pilgrimage sites that make up the Char Dham yatra | Wikimedia Commons

SC pushes for nuanced approach on Char Dham project to balance defence, environmental concerns

Bench led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud observes orally that SC cannot override defence concerns in context of ‘contemporary events’, an indirect reference to India-China skirmishes.

China delivers most advanced warship to Pakistan with an eye on Indian ocean

Designed and built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited, the frigate was delivered to the Pakistan Navy in a commissioning ceremony in Shanghai.
Rafale jet | Image by special arrangement

French journal Mediapart claims CBI, ED were aware of kickbacks in Rafale deal

The portal's report says CBI and ED have had proof since October 2018 that Dassault paid at least 7.5 million euros in secret commissions to middleman Sushen Gupta.
Richard McCallum, vice chair of the UK India Business Council | By special arrangement

UK defence firms should invest, make, co-create, co-develop in India: UK India business body

Richard McCallum, vice chair of UKIBC, told ThePrint in an interview that India cannot be seen through just the export of goods perspective.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police logo | Facebook/ITBP

ITBP deploys own engineering wing to construct roads, foot tracks along Indo-China border

The move, which was approved by the Union home ministry, comes amid a military standoff with China in the eastern Ladakh area.
PM Narendra Modi addresses Army soldiers at Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera, on 4 November 2021 | ANI photo

Modes of war changing, India must enhance its military capabilities, says PM Modi

Modi, who visited J&K’s Nowshera to celebrate Diwali with the Army, hailed soldiers for their courage and said their strength has ensured peace and security in the country.
People's Liberation Army

LAC stand-off gave China ‘valuable operational and tactical experience’: US military report

Assessment part of US Department of Defense’s annual report to the Congress on Chinese military power, titled ‘Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China’.

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Illustration by Soham Sen

All political talk in India is obsessing over 2024. The real deal is 2025

Much was made of Mohan Bhagwat's meeting with media editors recently, but not too many took note of his talks with book publishers a few months ago.
A tennis ball manufacturing unit at the Anand & Anand factory in Jalandhar | Shubhangi Misra | ThePrint

Jalandhar’s Rs 2,000-cr sports goods industry says Covid shut 40% units, govt says no distress

ThePrint visited Jalandhar, where workers and business owners in the sporting goods industry are sending distress signals. Government officials say concerns are overblown.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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