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US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman in a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on 26 July 2021 | Twitter/@MFA_China

Drop sanctions, stay out of Hong Kong & Xinjiang affairs: China tells US at Tianjin talks

The US & China highlighted differences after their first high-level talks in months but left open the possibility of a summit between their presidents.

US and China disagree on way forward after ‘tough conversation’ about their relationship

The challenge facing Washington and Beijing is showing they can get to grips with their disagreements without appearing to domestic audiences that they are giving ground.
File photo of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | PTI

Govt clueless on handling China, ignoring their actions will cause problems: Rahul Gandhi

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi cited a report claiming China's tents still being at Demchok in Eastern Ladakh and no date set for talks between core commanders of the two countries.
Representational image of a shark | Wikimedia commons

15,000-yr-old viruses found in China & the unique shark intestines that work like a Tesla valve

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Welcome PM Modi’s focus on clean energy in India despite Covid crisis— US official

Testifying before a Congressional committee Thursday, Jonathan Pershing, senior advisor to Special Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry, said US and India are committed partners on climate.
A Chinese Navy vessel off the coast of India. The Chinese Navy is building warships to add to its fleet much faster than imagined.

Shipbuilding is our maritime sector’s ‘missed opportunity’. It needs its own ministry

Shipbuilding is a ‘strategic industry’. India will do well to learn from China's growth
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Xi makes first official visit to Lhasa, reminds Tibetans about following Communist Party

Addressing people in Tibet, Xi said 'as long as we adhere to the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, we will surely be able to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation'.

India again presses China for early resolution of remaining issues on LAC standoff

During a meeting last week in Dushanbe, Jaishankar had told his Chinese counterpart that any unilateral change in the status quo along LAC was 'unacceptable' to India.

‘Does not respect common sense’ — China rejects WHO call for another probe into virus origins

While China has consistently rejected lab leak theory, officials Thursday signaled Beijing won’t engage on the origin hunt if the theory remained in play.
The armed forces veterans' statement has been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre), CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat (left) and Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane (right), among others (representational image) | Photo: ANI

1962, IPKF to Balakot, Ladakh – India’s record in writing factual military history is poor

The manner in which the Modi govt and military have recorded the surgical strikes, Balakot airstrikes and Ladakh crisis has ensured that no authentic account will be written for posterity.

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Forget petrol & diesel, prices of edible oils have soared even higher in June, July

Edible oils have seen a sharp rise in prices in last 6 months despite govt efforts to cool off rates by reducing high tax levies. June fuel inflation was 12.68%, while edible oil inflation was at 34.78%.

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File photo of Indian Army soldiers after capturing a hill during the Kargil war | Photo: Commons

‘Courage is to hold on’: How Kargil fighting turned 3 Army doctors into frontline soldiers

Vijay Kumar, Rajesh W. Adhau & V.V. Sharma were among doctors who won Sena Medal for Gallantry for playing pivotal role in reducing Indian casualties in the Kargil war.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.