Monday, 22 January, 2018

National Security

New trouble for India: China occupies North Doklam, with armoured vehicles & 7 helipads

New visuals show PLA deployment is metres away from last year’s face-off point; Indian Army chief Rawat has admitted north Doklam is occupied.
Indian Army personnel in Kashmir

Pakistan desperate to push more suicide attackers across LoC in Kashmir

DGP S.P. Vaid says there has been a rise in the number of suicide missions since Jaish's dwarf commander Noor Mohammad Tantray was killed last month.
A satellite image showing where China is building a new road near the Siachen Glacier

Fresh provocation: China’s building a 36-km long road in strategic J&K valley near Siachen

New Threat Spotted: China’s 36-km road, troop locations in PoK’s Saksham valley “gifted” by Pakistan. Gives Chinese Army access to Line of Actual Control near Siachen. 
Loya and police investigation

After 4 judges raise Loya death case, Nagpur Police say nothing suspicious about it

Maharashtra trial judge B.H. Loya’s 2014 death was one of the issues raised by the Supreme Court judges Friday, but Nagpur DCP says death was ‘accidental’.
Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference

Madrasas in Kashmir spreading ‘disinformation’, Army chief Rawat urges more control

Gen. Bipin Rawat calls for a revamp of Jammu & Kashmir’s education policies, as teachers at govt-run schools are also ‘misleading’ students.
Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference

Army chief says will call Pakistan’s nuclear ‘bluff’, cross border if govt asks

Gen. Bipin Rawat is the first military chief to speak on India-US-Japan-Australia quadrilateral approach, says India needs support on ‘assertive China’
Nuclear submarine INS Chakra

India’s nuclear submarine base gets a big boost—thanks to Narendra Modi govt

The approval had been awaited since 2010. Now, Phase II of Project Varsha gets 676 hectares of forest land while Phase I work is in full swing.

Time for Home ministry to lay down clear objectives and aims for Jammu &...

It’s a common lament among Army officers — they bring the security situation under control, but political steps aren’t taken to capitalise on it.

As a MiG-21 variant flies into the sunset, a pilot recalls how he almost...

From IAF’s Tezpur base, rookie fighter pilots in the early 1980s went on to hone their air combat skills in MiG-21 squadrons.

India’s only nuclear-armed submarine is back in the water after contamination fears

Stationed in Visakhapatnam, INS Arihant was repaired and put back in action in October last year after extensive checks.
A file photo of Manvendra Gohil

My family built a palace similar to Windsor Castle. I’m making it a safe house for LGBTQA

When I came out some years ago, my parents publicly disowned me and disinherited me from the ancestral property, writes Manvendra Gohil.

Gujarat Elections 2017

A graphic showing newspapers The Hindu, The Indian Express and President APJ Abdul Kalam

When one Indian newspaper handed over its big scoop to a rival

It was the only way to ensure the story wasn't killed. And Spielberg's latest, The Post, brings it back to me.
Former CAG Vinod Rai who A Raja has alleged was a vigilante

Talk Point: Was former CAG Vinod Rai a ‘vigilante’, or was he India’s ‘conscience keeper’?

Andimuthu Raja, the former telecom minister who was recently acquitted in the 2G scam trial, has alleged in a new book that the entire episode was the opposition’s attempt to bring down the UPA-II.