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External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar with his Russian and Chinese counterparts Sergei Lavrov (C) and Wang Yi (R) during the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in Moscow on Thursday. | ANI

Encouraged by India, China focusing on disengagement efforts, says Russia

Deputy Chief of the Russian mission Roman Babushkin said Russia encourages both sides in advancing their ties at common multilateral platforms like BRICS, SCO and RIC.
Representational image of an Indian Army convoy moving through Ladakh | Photo: ANI

China changes stance, wants de-escalation before disengagement in Ladakh. India disagrees

De-escalation before disengagement could give China an advantage as it can move troops back much faster than India due to its better infrastructure.
Representational image of an Indian Army convoy moving through Ladakh | Photo: ANI

These are the key changes Army has made in Ladakh to counter China in summer

With disengagement still incomplete in some areas almost a year since LAC stand-off began, Army is ensuring there are ‘adequate’ troops in Ladakh.
The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Disengagement in rest of eastern Ladakh will ‘take time’, but India ‘satisfied’ with China talks

Following the latest Corps Commander meet, India says 'situation is perfectly fine' but notes that complete disengagement will be a tedious, long process.
Army tanks seen in eastern Ladakh, on 10 February 2021 | Photo: Indian Army

Pangong Tso done but China dragging its feet on disengagement at other Ladakh friction points

Since last year, India & China have completed disengagement at Galwan Valley, where a clash left 20 Indian soldiers dead in June, and Pangong Tso, the latter executed earlier this year.
Gautam Bambawale, former Indian envoy to China

Ladakh not just military affair, affects other interests too, says ex-envoy to China Bambawale

Former Indian diplomat Gautam Bambawale says India can’t decouple trade, investment etc. from the kind of political and military exchanges it has with China.
File image of PM Narendra Modi | Twitter/BJP4India

Buy weapons from us, India says as it pushes exports to compete with China in neighbourhood

Modi govt is learnt to have decided to present itself as an ‘alternative to China’ in providing quality defence items to nations in Indian Ocean Region, ASEAN.
The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India begins to ‘cautiously’ approve Chinese investment proposals as border tensions ease

Govt is looking at ‘speeding up’ small proposals — particularly in manufacturing sector — while big-ticket investment plans, including those in sensitive sectors, remain on hold.
Red light illuminates the keys of a laptop computer

China used hackers to target India’s power grid amid border tensions, US study claims

The study, which was reported by New York Times, raises doubts on whether a recent massive power outage in Mumbai was meant as a message from Beijing.
Representational image of a Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier at a base in Qinyang, China

4, 9 or 14? Even China ‘isn’t sure’ how many PLA soldiers died in Galwan Valley

During talks with India, Chinese officials have — unofficially — given contradictory figures for their Galwan clash casualties. China has officially acknowledged 4 deaths.

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Pandemic can’t be allowed to devastate nations because of sophisticated, one-sided WTO rules

For President Joe Biden to take a stand against pharmaceutical companies is no small matter. His presidential campaign was the near sole beneficiary of pharma largesse in 2020.
Health department officials at Majhgaon village in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district | By special arrangement

‘Worrying signs’: Covid hits rural India hard, it now has nearly half of all new cases

The total number of daily cases being reported across India is nearly 300 per cent higher as compared to last year, meaning they will exert pressure on rural health infrastructure.

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A file photo of a Covid ward set up at an Army hospital, in Prayagraj. | Photo: ANI

Armed forces plan to hire 400 retired military doctors to assist in fight against Covid

The forces are looking to hire, on a contractual basis for about a year, medical officers who retired in the last four to five years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.