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Indian armed forces' personnel during PM Modi's visit to Leh, 3 July | PTI

From Nathu La to Galwan, India has been trapped in reaction-mode to China’s aggression

Galwan shows India has been trapped in a reactive posture, always a step behind the Chinese for the last 70 years.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India ‘won’t review’ decision not to join RCEP as members prepare to sign pact by 2020-end

India has decided it won’t join any trade deal that has China as a member. But RCEP member nations are likely to sign deal despite Beijing’s belligerence.

TikTok distanced itself from China in letter to Modi govt before India banned it: Report

In a 28 June letter, TikTok CEO wrote to India that the Chinese government has never requested user data, and the firm wouldn’t turn it over if asked.
There have been numerous calls to boycott Chinese goods in India since 20 soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley along the LAC in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Chinese investments enjoy treaty protection. Beijing can drag New Delhi to tribunals

India has a Bilateral Investment Treaty with China since 2007. The treaty provides foreign investors the right to fair and equitable treatment.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Gen Qamar Bajwa | @peaceforchange | Twitter

Why Pakistan is keeping mum about India-China LAC conflict

General Bajwa is being careful not to aggravate LoC. If Bajwa didn’t escalate after India’s revocation of Article 370, he won’t do so now.
Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

India keeps tight watch on Pakistan as ceasefire violations rise at LoC amid China standoff

According to govt figures, April, May and June (as of 25th) have seen 387, 382 and 302 ceasefire violations, respectively — a three-fold rise since 2018.
A medic works with a sample for a rapid antibody test in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha | Representational image | PTI

How Facebook groups, websites are helping Covid patients connect with plasma donors

Set up by regular people, India's KAB Welfare Foundation & Dhoondh, Pakistan's Corona Recovered Warriors connect plasma donors with Covid patients.
Scott Morrison, Australia's Prime Minister, speaks during the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, U.S. | Photographer: Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg

Australia ups defence spend by 40% for ‘dangerous’ world, PM mentions India-China stand-off

Under Australia’s new defence strategy, India remains a key partner for Indo-Pacific. Australian PM names countries that have ‘agency' in the region.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Modi’s rajniti unable to tackle India’s three big crises. Time for lokniti

The nation wants to know the reality of the coronavirus spread, the situation at the LAC, and the condition of economy. But the Modi government is washing its hands off.
File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on Covid-19, on 30 June, 2020 | PTI

Narendra Modi is selling a failed Covid lockdown as a success

The idea of a lockdown was to ‘flatten the curve’ of growth in coronavirus cases and deaths. India failed miserably on that central purpose of the lockdown.

On Camera

File photo | Sushant Singh Rajput | Facebook/SushantSinghRajput

Nepotistic privilege should be a matter of social shame. It holds India back

Woke young millennials should start looking down upon friends who take the easy route of following up on their parents’ careers.
Workers at a metro construction site in Mumbai (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India added 7 crore jobs in June — mostly daily wagers, farmers and small businesses

About 12 crore jobs were lost due to the lockdown in April, but things are gradually improving. However, only 39 lakh new salaried jobs have been created.

Defence

State Councillor and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the 22nd meeting of Special Representatives (SR) for India-China Boundary Question, in New Delhi last December | ANI file

Ajit Doval talks to Chinese foreign minister, both agree on ‘earliest complete disengagement’

MEA statement says both sides have re-affirmed they should strictly respect & observe the LAC, and not take any unilateral action to alter the status quo.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.