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File photo | Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa | Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial

Mocking Pakistan army can land you in jail for 2 yrs. What about Imran Khan’s old speeches?

A Pakistani journalist’s book was recently seized from shelves because it had a cartoon on its cover — of Imran Khan playing at Gen Bajwa’s feet.
Pangong lake | Commons

India ‘extra’ alert along LAC stretch, Pakistan border as China delays corps commander talks

Situation at Line of Actual Control, which borders China, remains tense after four rounds of firing occurred at the southern and northern banks of Pangong Tso lake since 29 August.
Indian armed forces' personnel during PM Modi's visit to Leh, 3 July | PTI

Vajpayee took journalists, analysts to Kargil frontlines. In 2020, Modi can’t even say ‘China’

In 1999, the government allowed the world to see Pakistan’s Kargil invasion and the Indian army's resolve. But Narendra Modi has reversed gears on transparency.
PM Modi in China

India-China endgame in Ladakh looks costly unless both Modi and Xi get a face-saver deal

PM Modi and Chinese President Xi need a face-saver arrangement to ensure they are not seen as weak when they initiate total de-escalation and disengagement.
File image of Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi | Photo: ANI

India, China commanders continue LAC talks to prevent escalation ahead of Jaishankar-Wang meet

Jaishankar and Wang will hold a meeting Thursday evening on the sidelines of the SCO foreign ministers’ meet in Moscow.
Army Chief General MM Naravane meets Army Chief commended troops as he visited forward areas in Eastern Ladakh and reviewed the operational situation on the ground on 24 June 2020 | ANI

The truth of Galwan must come out, unlike the 1965 battle with Pakistan in Khemkaran

A key question surrounding the Galwan clashes is that if the soldiers were carrying weapons, as informed by S. Jaishankar, then who gave orders not to use them?
Security forces cordon off the area during an encounter with militants at Sopore, in Baramulla District of South Kashmir, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist commander was killed in the encounter | representational image | PTI

Army busts 2 militant hideouts in J&K’s Baramulla, recovers huge arms cache

Srinagar: Two militant hideouts were busted along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir and a huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered after Army launched a search operation, a defence spokesperson said on Tuesday. It seems, the modus operandi was to drop arms and ammunition in caches near the LoC so that the overground workers or militants pick the same for carrying out their activities in the hinterland, the spokesperson said. It shows the desperate attempts by Pakistan-based militant groups to infiltrate weapons into Jammu and Kashmir for terror activities with the active connivance of Pakistan Army, he added. Alert troops detected movement of suspicious people along the LoC in Rampur sector of Baramulla district, in north Kashmir on Sunday, defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia said. He said the movement was from a village close to the LoC and the suspects crossed into Indian territory. Due to terrain...
Corps of Army Air Defence. | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Corps of Army Air Defence raising day to change to 15 September to recognise WW-II origin

Corps of Army Air Defence has until now celebrated its raising day on 10 January. But the Army’s first air defence battery was raised in Sept 1940, and the change of date will mark this.
Indian security personnel with a mortar shell fired by Pakistan in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: ANI

Army JCO killed in cross border firing along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

The firing from across the border started soon after the Army noticed some suspicious movement along the LoC in Nowshera sector, defence sources said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' defence industry outreach webinar via video conference, in New Delhi on 27 August

Bring home dogs of Indian breed, create Indian games for computers — PM Modi on Mann ki Baat

In his monthly radio address Mann ki Baat, PM Modi urged startups in India to make toys for the world, and entrepreneurs to develop Indian games for computers & mobiles.

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A fighter pilot climbs into the cockpit of a Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35A jet

Why selling F-35 fighter jets to UAE complicates US ties with Israel

The problem with providing F-35s and associated combat systems to Arab states is that it might erode Israel’s ‘qualitative military edge’.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

Defence

The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India closely monitoring entire LAC as ‘situation on the ground remains unchanged’

Army sources said the period until at least the first week of November, after which snow becomes a hurdle from an operational perspective, is crucial.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?