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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations 

Private sector participation was also invited for tourism-based projects in two archipelagos in the region. 
File photo of Indian Navy on board a naval ship

China gives a guarded response on Indian Navy’s new air base in Andamans

A report in official Chinese military website said that some foreign media are provoking the situation.
Madhumala Chattapadhyay with the Jarawa people, Andamans | Sudipto Sengupta/probashionline.com

Madhumala Chattopadhyay, the woman who made the Sentinelese put their arrows down

Anthropologist to friend – the journey of Madhumala Chattopadhyay who first contacted the Sentinelese and Jarawas in Andamans.

Should Sentinelese tribe be isolated for safety or unfair to treat them as museum displays?

American ‘missionary’ John Allen Chau was allegedly killed by the Sentinelese tribe when he tried to enter their island. The North Sentinel Island is part of a protected and ‘no-contact’ zone since 1996. ThePrint asks: Should Sentinelese tribe be isolated for safety or unfair to treat them as museum displays? Foreign evangelist who went into tribal area was completely at fault Prince Rasheed Yusoof Chairman, Tribal development council The Sentinelese people have lived a very peaceful and happy life for centuries. Their lifestyle is a great lesson for the modern world which prides itself over their so-called development. For thousands of years, they have been living in a natural environment, with no pollution and no technology. Such a way of life needs to be protected and not disturbed. Certain tribal groups such as the Jarawa tribe, after being forced into the ‘mainstream’, have been going through umpteen challenges. They find it difficult to cope with the...
Illustration by Peali Dezine

Trailing China, a new defence deal with France gives India a foothold in Indian Ocean

Indian ships and naval assets can now move across from the Pacific to Singapore, Andamans, Diego Garcia, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Djibouti, onwards to Oman.

On Camera

elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?