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As Modi-Jaishankar go silent on China-Nepal, Army chief Naravane left to do heavy lifting

Be it Chinese incursion or Nepal's new map, a perfect foreign policy storm is gathering to the detriment of India. But there is no word form Jaishankar, let alone PM Modi.
Uyghur Muslims and Xinjiang

Chinese media is the superspreader of disinformation: From Covid to Ladakh

Beijing is using Chinese media to put out two messages, both of which it hopes will distract the world from the truth and help keep the LAC vague, undemarcated.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli | Twitter

Modi govt’s flip flops widened the gap between India and Nepal. Chinese are filling it fast

Here's how New Delhi twice changed its Nepal policy and lost the plot since PM Narendra Modi came to power six years ago.
File image of the 'Siachen Warriors’ Brigade of the Indian Army's 'Fire and Fury' Corps

In Ladakh, like in Doklam, China must learn to deal with the assertive Indian soldier on LAC

By building roads right up to the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, India is changing the rules of the game that China has been unilaterally playing all these years.

India scored an own goal in great Afghan game by closing two consulates. Here’s how

The Americans want to get out of Afghanistan sooner than later, in time for Trump's re-election bid. But who will fill the vacuum once they are gone?
Narendra Modi shakes hands with Xi Jinping, China's president | Photo: Graham Crouch | Bloomberg

Why India won’t take sides on US-China spat over Covid, despite skirmishes in Sikkim-Ladakh

China believes it can write history on its own terms and even avenge it, except the novel coronavirus is reshaping the world in brand new ways.
File image of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Covid has brought back Chinese whispers in Sri Lanka, Nepal. Is India listening?

South Asia has for long witnessed a see-saw diplomatic battle between India and China, but Covid is adding fresh dimensions to this engagement.
File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

As Gulf calls for an ‘India without Islamophobia,’ Jaishankar works the phones

Reactions from UAE royal princess, Kuwait government and others have made Delhi sit up and take note of anti-Muslim hate speech by Indian nationals.
Modi-Xi summit

Why Modi’s India won’t join US, France and other nations in blaming China for Covid just yet

China considers the Western world as the big bad wolf and its own poor citizens as victims. But Beijing's aggressive defence of the coronavirus pandemic is failing.

China is feeling the heat over Covid-19 — from Japan to Australia. But India’s hands are full

As US and China trade barbs, battle-lines are being drawn. Traditional US allies like Australia and Japan have taken a tone Beijing won’t appreciate.

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Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot | ThePrint

Congress loses big when a Pilot or Scindia rebels but the ‘privileged’ are ultimate losers

Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia became ministers in Congress at an age when others like them were trying to make a name for themselves in student and youth organisations.
Inflation

Credibility of India’s statistics back in question over official inflation data

Economists aren’t buying the Statistics Department’s methodology for calculating India’s consumer price inflation numbers for April and May.

Defence

Lt Gen Panag and his daughter Gul Panag at the launch of his book, The Indian Army, Reminiscences, Reforms and Romance, on ThePrint's e-venue Soft Cover | ThePrint.

Indian Army will need another division in Ladakh to keep China out, says retd Lt Gen Panag

Former Northern Army commander Lt Gen Panag also said the strategic Darbuk-Shyokh-Daulat Beg Oldie would be rendered non-operational in case of a war with China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.