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Russia to deliver S-400 by 2021-end, but will supply missiles and bombs amid LAC tensions

The S-400 is capable of destroying incoming hostile aircraft, missiles and even drones within a range of up to 400 km. It has a tracking capability of nearly 600 km.
Representational image of Indian Army personnel in Kashmir | ANI

14-day quarantine waived for Army, Navy, Air Force amid India-China row, but riders apply

New guidelines exempt personnel from 14-day quarantine if they are asymptomatic & have not come into contact with a Covid patient in 14 days.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

Corps Commander to raise Galwan violence with China & seek status quo in Pangong, other areas

The meeting between Lt Gen. Harinder Singh and his Chinese counterpart began Monday morning at Chushul-Moldo meeting point on the Chinese side of the LAC.
An Apache helicopter

IAF deploys Apache attack helicopters and Chinooks in Ladakh, increases combat air patrols

Apaches were brought to provide close air support to the ground forces, while Chinooks were brought to enable faster deployment of troops and equipment.
Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Contingent of Army, Navy, Air Force to participate in Russia’s Victory Day parade on 24 June

The event was attended by former President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015. It comes amid a suspension of foreign visits of all armed forces personnel in the wake of Covid. 
An Army convoy moves along the Srinagar-Leh National highway, in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir, 17 June, 2020. | PTI

Army, Navy, Air Force raise alert level after Galwan Valley face-off

The decision was taken at a meeting Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held with Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs.

At 16,700 ft, on mud strip: IAF pilot on how his AN-32 reopened Daulat Beg Oldi after 43 yrs

Daulat Beg Oldi is adjacent to the Chip Chap river and lies 8 km south and 9 km west of the LAC with China, making it strategically important for India.
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Army reviewing policy to assign aides-de-camp to governors, cites shortage of young officers

An aide-de-camp in the armed forces primarily functions as a protocol officer, who looks after implementation of the protocols, and as an executive assistant.
Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, head of the Indian Air Force | Photo: ANI

IAF chief contradicts CDS Rawat, says plan is to buy 114 foreign fighters besides LCA Tejas

CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat had said IAF was planning to buy the indigenous LCA Tejas instead of 114 ‘Make in India’ foreign jets.
A C-17 'Globemaster' aircraft of the Indian Air Force in Hindon

Why Air Force won’t be a part of India’s massive Covid evacuation for now

India plans to bring home over 2 lakh Indians stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic. But unlike earlier evacuations, the IAF is on stand-by.

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Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

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The negative import list for defence systems was unveiled by Rajnath Singh Sunday | File photo: ANI

India’s negative defence import list has some hits, some misses & quite a bit of confusion

A study of the 101 items put in the negative list shows that over one-fourth are already manufactured in India and have not been imported for a long time.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.