Monday, 20 August, 2018

Security

Indian Army chief wants to revolutionise the military — by cutting manpower

General Bipin Rawat bats for creation of integrated brigades, wants a leaner headquarter, considers calling up reservists.
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Like it or not, Google tracks your movements even when you tell it not to

An investigation reveals Google services on smartphones store location details despite privacy settings being used.
Vikram Sood

Pakistan’s army is a corporate entity that supplies heroin all over country: Former R&AW c...

Vikram Sood added that any peace talk with Pakistan, "which, by default, thinks of India as an enemy state, will be futile".
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56 years later, China can still choke Indian troops the way it did in 1962 

Ex-Army chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor raises concerns of “single-access” roads near the border, which if blocked could end up isolating Indian troops.

Indian Army officer fights a lonely battle with his comrades over ‘fake encounters’

In Manipur, a Lt. Col has ‘highlighted’ fake encounters, pitting him against the force he loyally served for nearly 2 decades.

One year after Doklam, China intrudes again — in Ladakh

The incursion took place in June in Demchok, the same place where Indian and Chinese troops faced-off when Xi and Modi met in late 2014.
Vijay Gokhale

Parliament panel report confirms ThePrint exclusive on China amassing troops near Doklam

Previous foreign secy Jaishankar confirmed report on heavy Chinese armoured presence near Doklam after the standoff ended.
Representational image of the Chinese military | Commons

This is the first official account of the India-China face-off in Doklam

It took 13 rounds of diplomatic discussions over 6 weeks to defuse the tension that had sparked fears of war, top officials told a parliamentary panel.

Pakistan’s constantly-moving missiles and hidden launches revealed

There is undeniable evidence on Google Earth satellite imagery exposing Pakistan’s unknown, secretive missile launches.
Kashmir

Army major, 3 soldiers killed in an encounter with militants in Kashmir

At least two out of eight militants were gunned down while attempting to cross the border.

Should ISRO be launching a new TV channel or focus instead on social media?

In an effort to increase its outreach, ISRO has announced that it will soon launch a TV channel. Meanwhile, the space agency continues to remain largely inactive on social media.
Imran Khan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Nawaz Shariff

Outing a personal secret as a lesson for Imran: Featuring Vajpayee, Nawaz & a bit of me

Nawaz Sharif made a dramatic bid for peace with Vajpayee but was tripped by Pakistan’s army. It won’t be different for Imran.