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File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh | ANI

As trust deficit lingers, India & China prepare for another harsh winter deployment in Ladakh

Forward deployment to continue even though India & China are expected to make forward movement in Hot Springs, last unresolved face-off site, during next corps commander talks.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | Representational image | By special arrangement

India hits back after China’s Galwan Valley barb, calls out Beijing for ‘provocative behaviour’

China's foreign ministry said Friday that the Galwan Valley incident was caused by the ‘Indian side’s illegal trespass of the LAC to encroach on Chinese territory’.
Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

Modi government’s politics with China is evolving. Gogra disengagement is proof

The Modi government has adopted the correct strategy — swallow the bitter pill of buffer zones and bide our time to challenge China when we are ready.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

India & China finally disengage in Gogra, temporary structures removed, ‘buffer zone made’

The development comes days after 12th round of corps-commander-level talks between India & China, which were held on 31 July on Chinese side of the LAC.
An Indian Army truck on a Kashmir highway leading to Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

Defence ministry extends emergency powers to armed forces as India-China stand-off continues

Anti-drone systems, HAMMER weapon systems for Rafale jets are among major capital procurements under emergency powers.
File photo of Union Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar | Twitter @DrSJaishankar

India, China not in nuclear arms race, got them with different objectives: Jaishankar in Moscow

Addressing a think tank in Moscow, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said Ladakh standoff has ‘disturbed’ the foundation of India-China ties in the past year.

Why Modi govt is suddenly ‘looking west’, talking to the Taliban and Pakistan

Talks with Taliban, J&K leaders, thaw with Pakistan are strategic imperatives for Modi govt. It can’t covet US as Quad ally in the east & work at counter-purposes with them in the west.
The download page for ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok app | Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

TikTok ‘definitely hopeful’ India ban will be lifted, in talks with govt to resume operations

TikTok is hoping it can open up in India again, giving back creators their platform for content, but experts say New Delhi is unlikely to roll back the ban.
File photo of India's former foreign secretary Shyam Saran | Photo: Special arrangement

China continues with LAC stand-off to show India who is the stronger power: Shyam Saran

Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran says Beijing wants all Asian countries to recognise that the ‘hierarchy’ in Asia is headed by China, or face consequences.
People's Liberation Army

China’s military recruiting jobless Tibetans on border to form ‘volunteer militia’: Intel reports

Intel inputs say the Chinese PLA and police authorities are recruiting the unemployed youth from Yadong county, located opposite Sikkim, and other neighbouring areas in the region.

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If Hong Kong wants zero Covid strategy to succeed, it must improve its quarantine rules

It’s increasingly difficult to find a clear, logical justification for policies, which at this point are defensive and rooted in fear. The govt must improve its quarantine system.
File image of Subhash Chandra, chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises | Scott Eells/Bloomberg

How Subhash Chandra is fighting to keep control of his media empire

The 70-year-old tycoon risks losing control just as Zee’s prospects are looking up. The media mogul is looking for ways to raise his family’s shareholding.

Defence

A Kilo-class submarine of the Indian Navy (Representational image) | Commons

‘Lot of money changed hands’, says CBI after arresting 5 including serving Navy commander

The five persons have been arrested for ‘leaking sensitive information in connection with the modernisation of a submarine project’
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.
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