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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.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Hyderabad House in New Delhi | Photo: Graham Crouch | Bloomberg

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.
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

Modi-Xi summit can be a success, if only India and China can get Pakistan out of their mind

Pakistan obsession is unfortunate because it ends up obscuring graver challenges in India’s relationship with China, which has assumed a broader scope.
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Getty Images

India & China pose no threat to each other, says Chinese envoy ahead of Modi-Xi summit

Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong said the informal summit in Mamallapuram will hopefully give rise to guidelines on the developmental direction of India-China ties.
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing, China | Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images

China assures Pakistan of ‘rock solid’ friendship, says it is observing Kashmir situation

President Xi Jinping, who will visit India soon, told Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan that he hoped for peaceful dialogue among 'relevant parties'.
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

Before Xi Jinping meets Modi, Indian Army raises the cost with Him Vijay exercise

Chinese President Xi Jinping will take home nothing more than memories of sublime temples and a media spectacle from his Mamallapuram summit with Modi.
Students from Tianjin medical university with India's ambassador to China

China restricts English-MBBS courses to 45 colleges after record Indian student enrollment

China’s education ministry authorised only 45 out of 200 medical colleges to teach foreign students MBBS in English.
File image of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

China’s push for ‘status quo’ in Kashmir is a bargaining chip before informal talks

Beijing has been fuming over recent developments in the Quadrilateral Strategic Dialogue (or the Quad) even as it pushes India to rollout Huawei’s 5G network.
PM Narendra Modi speaks at Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York | PTI Photo

With promise of cutting coal use, Modi pushes for India’s inclusion in NSG

China has kept India out of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), which controls the export of nuclear materials.
A pharmacy in Dandong, China | Photo: Nelson Ching | Bloomberg

India again lobbies with Beijing to sell its generic medicines amid US-China trade war

Modi govt has asked China to provide quick clearances for made-in-India drugs at the India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue meet held between 7-9 September.

On Camera

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.
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After luring Google & Facebook, Mukesh Ambani plans to build a global digital company

Mukesh Ambani unveiled a slew of services from Jio, including a 5G network as early as next year and a mega video-streaming platform.

Defence

The new SiG 716 G2 rifles in use with the Indian Army | By special arrangement

Rifles, missiles, ammunition, drones — armed forces on shopping spree amid LAC tensions

Unprecedented emergency powers given to armed forces under the capital budget, for purchases of new equipment and systems, are likely to ease bottlenecks.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.