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National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

‘Will fight on foreign soil’ if there is a threat, says NSA Ajit Doval at Rishikesh ashram

NSA Ajit Doval's remarks, made last week, were portrayed by some media reports as a warning to Beijing, but government officials have denied any link.
UP BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh | Twitter | @swatantrabjp

UP BJP president behind ‘Modi-China war’ remark was once a ‘Congress Singh’

Swatantra Dev Singh, the BJP UP chief, had last week said PM Modi has decided a date for war with China. His colleagues say it is a rare foot-in-mouth moment for Singh. 

India’s dairy farmers have become a big hurdle for trade deals with US, EU

India feels strongly about milk products on worries that imports could destroy livelihood of millions of farmers, most of who are small & lack economy of scale.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

8th round of India-China military talks to focus on fixing buffer zones along LAC

The next round of India-China talks is significant as any large-scale redeployment of troops will need to be carried out before passes close by October-end, when heavy winter sets in.
File photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with US Defence Secretary Mark T Esper | ANI

All about Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, which India and US are all set to sign

BECA will allow India and US to share geospatial information, enable interoperability of forces and is a key step for India when it comes to acquiring armed drones.
Representational image of China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: Justin Chin | Bloomberg

China spread virus, India gave fitting reply — Aaj Tak, News18 looks for Chinese army in Noida

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav (right) and Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala (centre) during a joint press conference ahead of Bihar assembly elections, in Patna on 17 October 2020 | PTI

Why RJD-Congress won’t bring up India-China dispute in Bihar campaign

RJD and Congress leaders say the focus is on local issues and CM Nitish Kumar's handling of Covid pandemic, migrant crisis and economy.
Indian Army vehicles driving through the snow in Ladakh (representational image) | Photo: AFP via Getty Images via Bloomberg

India releases Chinese soldier who ‘strayed’ across LAC in eastern Ladakh

The incident comes amid a massive deployment of troops by Indian and Chinese military in the region following the border standoff since May.
The Chinese national emblem and flags are displayed above the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China (representational image) | Photo: Giulia Marchi | Bloomberg

China hopes Indian Army will live up to its ‘promise’ of handing over missing soldier

The Chinese Army said the soldier got lost at China-India border areas while helping local herdsmen retrieve a yak at their request.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.