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How a Singaporean PhD student became Chinese agent, lured Americans to share information

US authorities allege Yeo was working on directions of Chinese intelligence and targeted US government employees and an Army officer to obtain information.
A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India-China 5th Corps Commander level talks likely next week, focus to be Pangong Lake

This next round of talks comes as China has increased troop deployment in several areas within their territory. 
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.
Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass at the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh | Photographer: Biju Boro via Getty Images | Bloomberg

Galwan lesson for Indian soldiers: Don’t wait for orders, just assume them

Indian soldiers and officers on the ground are the best judge of what action to take. They must not let the absence of an 'order' become a ground for ‘inaction’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a cabinet meeting Monday | Photo: ANI

Modi govt’s silence on China gave ‘satellite warriors’ a free run. India will rue the damages

If the LAC crisis prolongs, the satellite warriors will only get better at their interpretations and Modi govt's silence will be seen as capitulation or a cover-up.
A video of Chinese PLA soldiers performing stunts in cars and military trucks has gone viral | Screengrab via Twitter

‘Rohit Shetty films do a better job’ — Chinese army’s car stunts video triggers meme fest

Viral video showing driving skills of Chinese soldiers in military cars & trucks leads to Twitter jokes as Indians say Bollywood films show 'better stunts'.
File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Congress President Rahul Gandhi at Parliament House | PTI

China’s time is over. BJP-Congress only need to see the current crisis through as a team

Xi Jinping may like to believe that modern China is the centre of global power structure. But Covid-19 has poured cold water over all its military and economic calculations.

Pentagon names 20 ‘Communist Chinese military companies’ operating in US, sanctions likely

The list of companies, which includes Huawei, is mandated under the Defense Authorization Act, 1999. No US govt, though, has ever put out the required report.
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.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

Chinese have changed the rules of engagement at LAC. It’s time India did too

Equipping soldiers with riot gear and giving them spiked clubs is a defeatist mindset and India would never allow it on any other border.

On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.
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Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
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.