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Indian Army vehicles driving through the snow in Ladakh | Representational image | Photo: AFP via Getty Images via Bloomberg

PLA ‘fully rotates’ troops as China & India both beef up presence in eastern Ladakh for winter

Almost all soldiers deployed by PLA at forward points along LAC for the winter are in their early 20s, a move seeking to ensure they can take on harshness of climate.
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Army bets on technology & not more troops on ground in Eastern Command to deal with China

The 4 Corps under the Eastern Army Command has set up an integrated surveillance centre manned by soldiers from both the Army and the Air Force which tracks the LAC 24x7.
Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

As India-China talks fail & tensions rise, Delhi concerned about another ‘Galwan-like flare-up’

The coming winter could be difficult for Indian troops, and sources fear that by March-April next year, there could even be fresh bout of violence, including possible use of firearms.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | Representational image | By special arrangement

India, China to hold military talks Sunday, focus on disengagement process in eastern Ladakh

The Indian side is expected to seek disengagement as soon as possible in the remaining friction points besides pressing for resolution in Depsang Bulge & Demchok, govt sources said.

India must focus on China’s new ‘arms race’ and not get carried away by Gogra disengagement

India is already well within the targeting range of Beijing’s existing missiles. But an arms race is not good at all for Delhi’s own positioning in international relations.
Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

12th round of Indo-China military talks done, movement ‘expected’ in Gogra & Hot Springs 

If a ‘graduated disengagement’ is initiated in Gogra and Hot Springs, this would be the third go at it as China had agreed to do it twice last year. 
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.
An Indian Army truck on a Kashmir highway leading to Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

No fresh clash between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, Army says

India & China have continued with negotiations to resolve the existing issues in eastern Ladakh while regular patrolling has continued in respective areas along LAC, the Army says.
Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference

India, China should be able to gradually achieve status quo in eastern Ladakh, says CDS Rawat

In an address at a think-tank Friday, CDS General Bipin Rawat also said that India must remain prepared for 'any misadventure' and respond accordingly as it has done in the past.

Rajnath Singh reviews India’s military preparedness in Ladakh during 3-day visit

The Defence Minister's visit comes two days after India and China held a fresh round of diplomatic talks to resolve the prolonged military standoff at Ladakh.
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On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.