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India catches up with China, builds over 3,000 km of roads along border in 20 years

The roads are meant to counter Chinese infrastructure expansion along the border, and were first approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security in 1999.
File photo of Indian Army and China's Peoples' Liberation Army soldiers in September| ANI

Operation Juniper — inside story of how Indian Army pushed China back from Doklam

Chinese PLA was taken by surprise when over 300 Indian soldiers walked down and formed a human wall to stop their road construction activities.
File photo | Narendra Modi with China president Xi Jinping in New Delhi | Graham Crouch | Bloomberg

With ‘Him Vijay’ & Mountain Strike Corps, India can alter the way China border is managed

Indian Army's Mountain Strike Corps signals a historic shift in the way India defines deterrence in its relationship with China.

China says it never provoked war in the past 70 years, skips mention of 1962

In an official statement, China said it has always ensured "peace through real action", but made no mention of the 1962 war with India or the 2017 Doklam stand-off.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar with foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale

Modi-Xi’s Wuhan follow-up summit is on, India-China border talks not cancelled: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar clarifies that incident between India and China’s armies in Ladakh last week was a ‘face-off’, not a ‘skirmish’.
Pangong Lake | Commons

It’s our territory, says China on Ladakh area where Indian & Chinese soldiers had a standoff

Beijing said it has been "exercising effective jurisdiction" on the banks of Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh. Two-thirds of the water body is controlled by China.

Indian Army says ThePrint article on Chinese intrusion in Arunachal is incorrect

Author Abhijit Iyer-Mitra responds with more satellite images to back his claim and poses new questions to Indian Army.

Satellite images show China road runs deep into Arunachal: Defence expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

Backed by significant infrastructure and two possible military bases, a nearly one-km-long road originates in China and runs deep into India.
Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

If China crossed border 100 times, India crossed it 200 times: Army vice-chief to-be

Referring to the 2017 Doklam standoff, Army vice-chief designate Lt Gen M.M. Naravane said India gave a clear signal that its Armed forces are no pushovers.

Complete restraint by India-China armies at Doklam after Modi-Xi meet at Wuhan: Rajnath

The statement by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh came after Congress raised the issue of Chinese troops entering Demchok in Ladakh.

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We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.


Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.