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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Map: Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 maps that tell you all you want to know about India vs China in Ladakh

From Depsang Plains in the north to southern bank of Pangong Tso, Indian and Chinese armies have nearly come face to face at numerous locations in eastern Ladakh.
Xi welcomed outside capital into his signature project. | Bloomberg

Xi Jinping wants to be another Mao. He thinks conflict with India-US will boost his image

Instead of focusing on China's failing economy, Xi's strategy is to challenge the strongest global player (the US) and the strongest regional adversary (India).
Representational image of China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: Justin Chin | Bloomberg

China digs heels in for winter, continues building roads and bridges on own side of LAC

Fresh satellite images from the border area have shown new constructions by China on its side of LAC, possibly to provide back-up for troops posted amid stand-off with India.
File image of Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi | Photo: ANI

Beijing asked New Delhi to ‘hold violators accountable’ — China journal on Galwan clash

According to Chinese Embassy journal, its Foreign Minister Wang Yi had urged S. Jaishankar for a 'thorough investigation' into the Galwan clash.
PM Narendra Modi at a rally in Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi

India is losing the battle — 5 things Modi must do to rescue his image and China policy

Several rounds of military-level talks and conversations led by Foreign Minister Jaishankar and NSA Ajit Doval have produced zilch.
Representational image of military equipment in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Document saying sensitive Ladakh standoff likely to be prolonged removed from MoD website

In the official document, now taken down from its website, defence ministry also said Chinese aggression increasing along LAC and 'more particularly' in Galwan valley since 5 May.
IAF's Rafale fighter jet enters Indian airspace for the first time | Photo: ANI

The long list of misses, and few hits, in India’s defence acquisitions

Most of India’s defence programmes take about two decades before being fielded. For whatever reason this has become the norm, it is no longer sustainable.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

If India wants to tire China out on LAC, it must build fortresses at these pressure points

It would be prudent to formally inform the nation about the essentials of our strategy rather than let unnamed officials run riot with their imagination.
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.

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Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.