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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.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

Some deception, some posturing — the message from the Chinese military build-up in Ladakh

Satellite imagery experts say that Chinese presence in Ladakh has grown since May with the deployment of additional equipment and defensive structures.
The USS Nimitz | Photo: US Department of Navy

Nothing fishy about India-US naval exercises. Message for China is to get ready to fight

The joint exercises with US' nuclear-powered warship Nimitz are a sign not only of India’s rising international clout but also the changed domestic political outlook.
Lt Gen. P.J.S. Pannu (retd) | ThePrint

Chinese deception at LAC is just like Pakistan in Kargil — former Ladakh corps commander

Former 14 Corps Commander Lt. Gen. P.J.S. Pannu tells ThePrint China's LAC action came after joint exercise with India, like Pakistan attacked Kargil despite confidence-building measures.
Colonel Santosh Babu's wife Santoshi being handed lettter of appointment as Deputy Collector by CM K Chandrashekar Rao in Hyderabad Wednesday, 22 July 2020. | Twitter/Telangana CMO

Telangana govt appoints wife of Galwan Valley casualty Col. Santosh Babu as deputy collector

Santoshi, wife of Colonel Santosh Babu, was handed letter of appointment and a house site in Hyderabad by CM K Chandrashekhar Rao.
File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

In Rahul Gandhi, Jaishankar picks an easy target. Modi govt’s real task is to push China back

Everything the BJP govt has done since 19 June is to tiptoe around PM Modi's statement on the Chinese intrusion in Ladakh during the all-party meeting.

On Camera

A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
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.