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Indian Army vehicles driving through the snow in Ladakh (representational image) | Photo: AFP via Getty Images via Bloomberg

China, India in ‘candid communication’ to disengage troops at LAC, says Chinese military

The Chinese and Indian militaries held the eighth round of Corps Commander-level meeting on 6 November to resolve the military standoff that erupted in early May.
Former Army chief Gen V.P. Malik (retd) | ThePrint

India should be in no hurry to pull back troops in Ladakh — ex-Army chief Gen V.P. Malik

Gen Malik noted that the incursions by China in multiple locations in Ladakh in early May was an 'intelligence and surveillance failure'.
A Chinese Wing Loong drone | Xinhua

China has become a major exporter of armed drones, Pakistan is among its 11 customers

Defence experts say Chinese arms supplies, especially in India’s neighbourhood, should be a cause for concern.
Representational image of Chinese soldiers

New Chinese village in Bhutan? China journalist’s tweet starts row, Thimphu denies encroachment

Satellite imagery analysts claimed the village was two kilometres inside Bhutanese territory. The Chinese journalist has since deleted his tweet about the village.
The P-8I is equipped for long range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance | Photo: Boeing

Indian Navy gets 9th P-8I anti-submarine warfare aircraft ordered from US

India, which had first signed a contract for eight such aircraft in 2009, is also negotiating a deal for six more P-8I with the US under the government-to-government route.
Indian Army vehicles driving through the snow in Ladakh (representational image) | Photo: AFP via Getty Images via Bloomberg

If India loses grip on Kailash Range, PLA will make sure we never get it back

In 1962, the actual objective of the Chinese was Kailash Range and that is where they halted.
Representational image | PTI photo

India, China say eighth round of military talks candid, constructive

In a joint statement, both sides agreed to maintain dialogue through military and diplomatic channels, and take forward the discussions for the settlement of outstanding issues.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat | File photo: ANI

India will not accept changes to LAC, status quo has to be restored, says CDS Rawat

CDS Gen Bipin Rawat says China facing unanticipated consequences for Ladakh. He says probability of full scale conflict is low, but LAC confrontations could turn into larger conflict.
Naval forces in the Malabar exercise carry out anti-submarine warfare operations, cross deck landings & seamanship manoeuvres | By special arrangement

Malabar naval exercise begins as India, Australia, Japan, US kick-off Phase 1 off Vizag coast

The Malabar naval exercise, which began in 1992 as an India-US one, sees the participation of Australia for the first time in 13 years.
File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

High-tech drones could have neutralised Chinese intrusions at LAC but India didn’t have them

With both China and Pakistan having the capability to manufacture drones, it is only a matter of time before non-State actors start using them too.

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File image of former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan | PTI

Rupee strong from exports perspective, should depreciate a bit, says Raghuram Rajan

India needs to worry about medium-term growth trajectory and see if the current levels of demand are sustainable in future, the former RBI governor says at ASCENT eConclave 2020.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in interaction with his Vietnamese counterpart Friday | Twitter | @Rajnathsingh

Rajnath Singh assures ‘friend’ Vietnam of help modernising its armed forces

India has been in talks with Vietnam, which has maritime border issues with China in the South China Sea, over Hanoi’s interest in acquiring supersonic cruise missile BrahMos.

Shambles over farmers’ protest shows Modi-Shah BJP needs a Punjab tutorial

Modi-Shah BJP has tended to patronise Punjab & Sikhs, instead of being a respectful partner. Its strategy to tackle protests farm laws crisis has given Sikhs the good fight they love.