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Army jawan keeps vigil in Poonch

Pakistan has activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC: Officials

Officials said around 50 terrorists were present at each of the launch pads, and infiltration attempts were on to push as many across the border before winter begins.
IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Bhadauri

IAF chief admits Mi17 crash was a ‘big mistake’, two officers face court martial

An Mi-17 aircraft in Kashmir's Budgam was shot down in friendly fire on the morning of 27 February when Indian and Pakistani air forces were engaged in a dogfight in Balakot.
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Time to run IAF in a sleek, corporate way. It’s the Force that counted in Kargil, Balakot

We expect an Air Force officer to land on the moon in a few years. They are trained to touch the sky.

India was careful at Balakot, Rajnath Singh warns Pakistan again

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated his warning from earlier this week, telling Pakistan not to repeat its mistake from 1971.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat | PTI

Pakistan rejects Army chief’s ‘baseless’ claims on Balakot terror camps

Pakistan said Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat claiming the terror camps had been reactivated was a desperate attempt to divert attention from Kashmir.
File photo of Army chief General Bipin Rawat | PTI

Pakistan has reactivated Balakot, says Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat said around 500 infiltrators were waiting to infiltrate India at the reactivated Balakot terror camps months after the Air Force carried out strikes.
Senior advocate Harish Salve

SC verdicts in 2G case, coal block allocation hurt Indian economy, says Harish Salve

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

How Pakistan planned to hit India back for Balakot — the mission, the fighters, the tactics

Pakistan was incapable of affording a full-blown war with India. But the response  still had to convey an ‘impression’ to India and the world that Islamabad was willing to escalate the crisis.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Revealing images of Pakistan’s potentially sinister plans after India’s Article 370 move

From Balakot and Kashmir to P. Chidambaram's arrest, here's a selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in August.

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.