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An Air India plane | Twitter: ANI

Air India gets nod to operate cargo flights to Shanghai, Hong Kong to get medical supplies

The airline received approval from Indian and Chinese authorities to commence freighter operations to the two destinations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at the Namaste Trump event at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

China, Pakistan and Islamic terror — major takeaways from Donald Trump’s speech in India

In Episode 398 of his daily news capsule #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta decoded the US President’s Namaste Trump speech. Here’s a short round-up.
Passengers wearing masks walk outside the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China

As Modi offers help to coronavirus-hit China, India to dispatch masks, gloves, face shields

Modi govt has asked manufacturers of medical devices to update list of available products for immediate delivery to coronavirus-hit China.
Narendra Modi shakes hands with Xi Jinping, China's president | Photo: Graham Crouch | Bloomberg

J Ranade on India-China’s ‘cosmetic’ ties, Valson Thampu calls out ‘arbitrary exclusion’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Army chief Gen M.M. Naravane at the Army Day Parade | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Indian Army under Gen Naravane is correcting history – shifting focus from Pakistan to China

Then-Defence Minister V.K. Krishna Menon became focussed on Pakistani threat and India lost track of China. The new Army chief could be changing that.
China PLAAF: Gonggar Airport upgradation | Source: Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.) | ThePrint

Infrastructure in Tibet gets a big boost as China stepped up focus after Doklam face-off

Satellite imagery shows China has made good progress in building roads, railways and bridges, besides new infrastructure at airports in Tibet in the aftermath of the Doklam stand-off with India in 2017.
A woman fetches water from a small tank outside her house in Beed district, Maharashtra| Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Gurcharan Das’ search for a conservative Indian & Ashok Malik on ‘Jal’ power

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Modi-Xi-Mamallapuram

Seek mutual understanding, respect core interests, Chinese Ambassador tells India

Chinese envoy Sun Weidong says the 2-day informal summit between PM Modi and President Xi last week will impact the future of India-China relations.
Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

It’s time India stopped seeing China’s border moves as ‘salami slicing’

Since Modi-Xi Wuhan summit, management at LAC has improved. Mamallapuram will ensure China’s ways of embarrassing India at border end completely.

Modi and Xi are unequal leaders who won’t tango in Mamallapuram but size each other up

There is virtually no comparison between the economic strength of India and China. And yet, Modi is employing all his resources to stand eyeball-to-eyeball with Xi.

On Camera

File photo | Dr Li Wenliang, who died of the novel coronavirus | Wikimedia Commons

China’s blunders in Wuhan should settle the debate about democracy and economic progress

The virus exploded from Wuhan to the world because the Chinese form of government abhors transparency. What they need is democracy — and India should learn this lesson.

Is talk of lifting lockdown premature or is it necessary to allow some economic activity?

As the Narendra Modi government considers the option of extending the Covid-19 lockdown beyond 14 April, concerns around its impact on the economy are growing.

Defence

USS Theodore Roosevelt. Photo | Bloomberg

Indian Navy veterans slam ‘childish’ US response to Roosevelt ship incident

Former Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash says captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt should’ve resigned if he felt system let him down, rather than leaking mail to media.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.