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Victoria Cross Action by Havaldar (Later Honorary Captain) Umrao Singh of the 22 Medium Regiment, World War II, Battle of Kaladan Valley, Burma in 1944 | Source: Army

22 Medium Regiment, which took part in 1962 war, completes 100 years of its raising

In the battle of Bum La and Nuranag of 1962, the regiment played a crucial role in the fight against the Chinese. The regiment also participated in World War I and II.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

China is on LAC to tell India who the ‘big brother’ is, not to gain territory

Depending on the diplomatic and military response from India, PLA’s means will be calibrated to achieve China’s military aim.
Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

China has definitely crossed India’s Lakshman rekha but it won’t lead to 1962 again

Modi govt has brushed China's construction in Doklam under the carpet. Indians have managed to sustain the fiction of ‘victory’ at Doklam.
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.
Ratan Tata

How Ratan Tata almost got married, but the 1962 India-China war played a spoiler

In a post on popular Humans of Bombay page on Facebook, Ratan Tata has revealed some lesser known details about his life.
S Jaishankar at a press conference in New Delhi

China war, Simla pact, 26/11 — Jaishankar critiques India’s foreign policy until Modi

Experts have offered mixed reviews about a speech by Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar where he critiqued many of India’s diplomatic milestones.
In the 1962 India-China war, the Battle of Walong was launched 57 years ago and was the only counterattack India could manage in the war. | Photo: by special arrangement

Battle of Walong — how India fought its only counter-attack in 1962 India-China war

57 years later, ThePrint details how the Indian Army held the Chinese back at Walong for nearly three weeks despite little resources.

China says it never provoked war in the past 70 years, skips mention of 1962

In an official statement, China said it has always ensured "peace through real action", but made no mention of the 1962 war with India or the 2017 Doklam stand-off.
Apple Inc. iPhone X | Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Apple to start direct online sales of devices in months after Modi govt eased FDI rules

Modi govt Wednesday allowed single brand retailers like Apple to set up online stores before physical shops and also eased local sourcing rules.
India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru

Remembering Nehru, the ‘favourite target of disinformation’ in Indian politics now

India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru left behind a legacy that has since been subject to admiration and attack. ThePrint remembers him on his 55th death anniversary.

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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

LAC row began April, 5,000 Chinese troops sent to Pangong in May, claims state broadcaster

Published by CGTN, the report is first Chinese acknowledgment about the number of troops mobilised in the Pangong Lake area amid tensions with India.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.