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Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

No change in India’s position on LAC, both sides looking at ‘complex disengagement’

India, China will keep watch on each other to see how much disengagement is being done. This will entail daily hotline talks at Chushul-Moldo meeting point in Ladakh.
File image of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani | Photo: ANI

How India is becoming an unlikely Asian hotspot for mergers & acquisitions

Thanks largely to $15 billion of investments in Jio, India accounts for more than 12% of announced deals in the Asia Pacific region so far this year.
Kapil Mishra

BJP leader Kapil Mishra shares ‘report’ claiming 100 Chinese soldiers died in Galwan

The report, riddled with spelling and factual errors, was published on kreately.in, which is a website where anyone can sign up and post. 
Imran Khan

Pakistan pressurised to review its China policy after Galwan clash

The first indication of what awaits Pakistan for its blind support to China was the manner in which the EU banned Pakistan International Airlines from landing in Europe.
PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.
Representational image of Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping| Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

India & China discuss border affairs, agree to resolve LAC stand-off ‘expeditiously’

In a virtual meeting, Indian and Chinese diplomats agreed to follow the disengagement understanding reached between military commanders on 6 June.
Following the odd-even scheme in the Leh town, only a few shops are opening in famous Leh Market | Photo: Sajid Ali | ThePrint

Covid or China ⁠— which is the bigger threat? People in Leh struggle due to both

Shops in Leh now operate in rotation due to rising Covid cases, but the mountain region is also tense due to the stand-off between India & China.
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

Corps Commander to raise Galwan violence with China & seek status quo in Pangong, other areas

The meeting between Lt Gen. Harinder Singh and his Chinese counterpart began Monday morning at Chushul-Moldo meeting point on the Chinese side of the LAC.
All-party virtual meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss India-China border situation, in New Delhi on Friday | ANI

PM Modi speech, MEA’s remarks on border crisis deleted from Chinese social media sites

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech to chief ministers as well as the comments by the MEA spokesperson were deleted on China's equivalent of Twitter — Weibo and WeChat.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

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

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
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.