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A Heron 1 UAV in flight. The 14 corps is looking at procuring at least 10 to 15 long-range Heron UAVs | Representational image | Commons

UAVs, high speed boats, All Terrain Vehicles — what Army’s Ladakh corps wants amid LAC row

The corps, which takes care of the northern part of the LoC with Pakistan besides the LAC, has also sought for Israeli Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles & long-range surveillance cameras.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Vladimir Putin, at Sochi, Russia | PTI

Moscow planning Russia-India-China summit on sidelines of G20 meet in Riyadh in November

Plans are also afoot for an RIC defence ministries’ track to give more teeth to the grouping amid the LAC tensions.
Union minister S. Jaishankar. | ANI Photos

World has lot riding on India, China and problems are well-laid out, says Jaishankar

Speaking at an online CII summit, foreign minister Jaishankar was responding to whether India and China might be able to become friends in 10-20 years like France and Germany in the past.
PM Narendra Modi at the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan Wednesday | ANI

Narendra Modi is India’s best PM, Yogi Adityanath the best CM, finds India Today survey

From the more than 12,000 respondents, 66% believe Modi would be the best choice for the next term as well.
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.
Representational image of China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: Justin Chin | Bloomberg

India-China tensions at Depsang, a disengagement sticking point, began much before May

The situation in Depsang is similar to the one that prevailed at the northern bank of the Pangong Tso, another sticking point in talks, before the intrusion this year.
Bricks bearing the inscription 'Shri Ram' were brought to Ayodhya from a village on the Delhi-Haryana border, for the Ram Janmabhoomi temple | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

How Babri Masjid demolition was rehearsed and executed in 1992 — rare photos tell the story

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Focus on Ladakh, India reviews preparedness at other LAC sectors to foil China mischief

Forces under eastern command, which oversees LAC in northeast, have been put on ‘Border Management Posture’, part of the escalation matrix factored in by Army.
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.
File photo of Sushant Singh Rajput | Facebook

Mirror Now on netas choosing private hospitals, Sushant Singh Rajput’s call lists on Aaj Tak

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

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Twitter, not Microsoft, should buy TikTok

TikTok would be perfect product to extend Twitter’s reach toward younger audiences, broadening its viewer base & advertisers that want to reach them.
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IndiGo to raise Rs 4,000 crore to make up for coronavirus cash drain

The fundraising measures, along with its free-cash balance, should provide IndiGo with 10 months of liquidity.

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Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
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.