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The Ministry of Defence at South Block in New Delhi | Commons

Army has a new head of information warfare. But first, stop hiding facts from Indians

Lessons learnt in Kargil have been put aside to make space for a new methodology of controlling the story from India’s military frontline.
The Ministry of Defence at South Block in New Delhi | Commons

Why Army wants a new Deputy Chief and Director General at its headquarters

Idea for a Deputy Chief (Strategy) came about during the Doklam crisis when it was felt the Army Headquarters needed closer and direct coordination between its verticals.
India is concerned that Beijing is raking up the border issue with Thimpu to harass New Delhi (Representational image} | ANI

India wants Bhutan to settle China border issue so it can define trijunction area near Doklam

According to India, once Thimpu settles the matter with Beijing, it will be “easier” for New Delhi to at least begin talks on the trijunction.  
Representational image of Chinese soldiers

New Chinese village in Bhutan? China journalist’s tweet starts row, Thimphu denies encroachment

Satellite imagery analysts claimed the village was two kilometres inside Bhutanese territory. The Chinese journalist has since deleted his tweet about the village.
President of China, Xi Jinping | Yorgos Karahalis | Bloomberg

Xi’s motivations behind LAC standoff and why China has been hyperactive since 2017

In episode 574 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta tries to understand Chinese President Xi Jinping's motivations behind the Ladakh standoff by decoding Beijing's military strategies.
The Chinese flag (representational image) | Pixabay

China has more than doubled its military positions at LAC since Doklam, new report says

China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.
Satellite image by @detresfa_ | Twitter

After missile sites, China now builds heliports along LAC in Ladakh and near Doklam

Experts say these expansions fit into a South China Sea-like strategy, which suggests Beijing plans to aggressively pursue its western territorial claims.
Representational image of China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: Justin Chin | Bloomberg

China building missile sites near Doklam, Naku La ‘clash zones’, satellite images show

The Chinese efforts to build air defence positions on the eastern section of the LAC come even as tensions with India continue in the western sector in Ladakh.

Doklam to Galwan: Have Modi-Xi informal summits been more about optics than border peace?

The standoff between Indian and Chinese militaries continues at Ladakh. India is deploying troops at multiple locations to mirror Chinese deployment.
An Indian Air force fighter jet Sukhoi 30 on display during Aero India 2007 in Bangalore

IAF’s Sukhois on sorties in Ladakh amid tensions with China but no jets ‘scrambled’

IAF’s Su 30 MKI jets have been on sorties in Ladakh but they weren’t rushed to Line of Actual Control after 2 Chinese choppers were spotted last week.

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Representational image. | A file photo of the International Space Station. | Photo: Flickr/NASA

International Space Station will become a movie set for a week. But what about poop and garbage?

At least 45 films about space travel have received Oscar nominations for Best Visual Effects, but in the case of Russian film ‘Challenge’, the visual effects will be real.

Bitcoin, Ether tumble as China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

China has brought intense scrutiny on the crypto industry this year amid heightened concerns over risks of fraud, money laundering and excessive energy usage.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the induction of a medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), in Jaisalmer on 9 September 2021| PTI

Rajnath Singh talks ‘lessons’ from Taliban takeover, hits out at ‘irresponsible states’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.
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