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Union Minister Rajnath Singh addressing a rally at Dwarka in Delhi on 25 December 2020 | Twitter/@rajnathsingh

Indian Army boosted country’s morale during LAC standoff, says Rajnath Singh

Speaking in Lucknow, Rajnath Singh also said that efforts to deal with the pandemic started with courage and understanding under PM Modi's leadership.
Kenneth I. Juster

Countries need to work out a way to deal with China’s rising power — US envoy Kenneth Juster

At ThePrint's Off The Cuff, Kenneth Juster says the geopolitical situation today, especially, is 'very different' from the Cold War era.
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Tibet back as fulcrum of new Cold War as US-China tension grows

India has tried to play the Tibet card, but New Delhi lacks the heft to make effective use of it. The US is a different ball game, and both Chinese and Tibetans know this.
Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Delhi Monday | Twitter | @DrSJaishankar

US wants India to ‘get off the fence’ over China. But forgets Cuban crisis lesson

Indian Army’s confrontation with Chinese PLA in Ladakh can hardly be called ‘sitting on the fence’. But that’s not good enough for US officials.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Combined Graduation Parade at Airforce Academy in Dundigal, in Hyderabad | ANIPix

India not weak, can give befitting reply, says Rajnath Singh on Ladakh standoff

Addressing the combined graduation parade at Hyderabad's Dundigul Air Force station, the Defence Minister also said China's 'attitude reflected that country's intentions' during Covid.
File image of Indian PM Narendra Modi and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina | Photo: PIB

China, not India, builds a bridge in Bangladesh, but Modi govt believes all is not lost yet

Sheikh Hasina will join Modi in a summit to mark Bangladesh's 50th independence anniversary, just when Dhaka has told Beijing to get lost or pay up for Chinese Covid vaccine trials.
Representational image | Twitter

China supplying arms, providing hideouts to northeast militants via Myanmar, India alleges

Armed groups in Myanmar - including United Wa State Army & Arakan Army - are acting as Beijing’s proxies, Indian officials allege.
Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

China sees rising India as ‘rival’, wants to constrain partnership with US, report says

A 70-page detailed report by the US State Department states that China intends to displace the US to become the world's foremost power.
PM Narendra Modi at the RCEP Summit in Bangkok, Thailand | ANI

Modi rightly didn’t join RCEP a year ago. SE Asian states are unlikely to benefit much

Joining a China-led trade arrangement because the US is unwilling to provide an alternative is a strategic equivalent of cutting your nose to spite your face.
Indian Army soldiers atop a T-90 tank in Ladakh | Representational image: ANI

Why India, China want to disengage at LAC, & how standoff has changed the strategic picture

In episode 617 of ‘Cut The Clutter’, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta explains the bargaining chips India has in the negotiations with China.   

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Illustration by ThePrint Team

World is warming up to China for trade. But India is left with just a handful of minilaterals

It seems China is able to impose itself as a critical business partner even at a time when countries have been grouping up against its increasing belligerence under Xi Jinping.
Radhika Gupta | Photo: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Why Edelweiss fund is still bullish on India’s runaway stock market

An Edelweiss balanced fund that invests in both stocks and bonds has boosted its equity allocation to about 75%, from just 30% in March.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet of the IAF getting refuelled mid-air | File image | Credit: IAF

IAF looks to lease mid-air refuellers amid critical shortage, seeks offers from Airbus, Boeing 

India’s refueller fleet currently comprises six Russian IIyushin-78 tankers, first inducted in 2003, that are facing maintenance and serviceability issues.

Neither ‘udta’ nor ‘padhta’ Punjab. Question is how India’s no. 1 state in 2003 fell to 13

Punjab, once India’s richest state, has slipped and fallen behind. MSP and subsidies should continue, but it needs to rediscover its entrepreneurial impulse.