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On July 21, Twitter user @detresfa posted this satellite image, claiming it to be from Shiquanhe in Tibet Autonomous Region where PLA build-up is seen | Photo: Twitter

Satellite images reveal continued Chinese military build-up in Tibet and Aksai Chin areas

According to an assessment, Chinese troops appear to be getting ready for long & harsh winters, making the Indian Army cautious about the disengagement process.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Borders aren’t autonomous facts, they can’t be made irrelevant in the world of power-play

Contemporary Indian maps including Aksai Chin were printed only on Nehru’s orders in the 1950s. The Chinese have no better historical claim.
An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

Galwan clash is a turning point as Indian soldiers give Chinese a bloody nose

Indian democracy's chaotic nature rescued PM Modi after his muddled messages from the all-party meeting even as 2 messages from Galwan clash went out into the world.
A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

Ladakh, scenic Himalayan desert at the centre of most fierce India-China conflict in 53 yrs

Ladakh’s barren landscape used to be populated by tourists, until PLA incursion in Galwan Valley and the killing of 20 Indian soldiers turned it into the ground zero of LAC conflict.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.
A road bridge built by India between Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldi in eastern Ladakh (representational image) | Photo: ANI

China believes India wants Aksai Chin back. PLA has likely secured 40-60 sq km in Ladakh

Ladakh is the only area where physical military collusion can take place between Pakistan and China.
PM Modi with Home Minister Amit Shah

Amit Shah’s political aim to recover PoK is not backed by India’s military capacity

By comparing the illegal occupation of PoK with that of Aksai Chin, India for the first time has diplomatically put China on defensive.
India and Pakistan flag | Representational image | YouTube

Pakistan threatens to escalate tensions after Jaishankar’s PoK remark

As Jaishankar says India expects to have 'physical jurisdiction' over PoK 'one day', Pakistan calls his statement ‘belligerent’.
S. Jaishankar | File photo: Bloomberg Photo

What Home Minister Amit Shah proposes, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar disposes

Chinese support to Pakistan on Kashmir issue at UN Security Council will depend on the price Delhi wants to pay to keep Beijing close.
Amit Shah

Amit Shah tells Lok Sabha J&K also means PoK & Aksai Chin, ready to die for this

Home Minister Amit Shah says that decision to remove special status for J&K and bifurcate the state completely constitutional.

On Camera

Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.