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Indian Army personnel in Srinagar (file) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Army postpones mandatory annual, periodic medical tests of soldiers as Covid cases rise

Army conducts annual & periodic medical exams to assess fitness of all soldiers. Decision to postpone tests expected to ease burden on military hospitals.
Graphic by Ramadeep Kaur | ThePrint

As India, China face off again, late Brig Dalvi’s memoir on 1962 reminder of what went wrong

Late Brig J.P. Dalvi fought the 1962 war against China and was taken prisoner of war. His scathing words in his book, Himalayan Blunder, ring aloud on his 100th birth anniversary.
ITBP chief SS Deswal at the inauguration of a Covid care facility in Delhi . | PTI

Morale of armed forces very high, troops ready to sacrifice lives for nation: ITBP chief

At an event to inaugurate a Covid care facility in Delhi, Deswal said soldiers have sacrificed their lives for the nation in the past and would continue to do so in the future.

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Maj Gen (retd) G.D. Bakshi | ANI

Maj. Gen. GD Bakshi, shrillest warmonger in the media, hits new low with gaali on Republic TV

As the retired Army officer Friday let loose a volley of insults at another Republic Bharat panellist — probably a first on TV — here's a profile of G.D. Bakshi from March 2019.

Modi govt needs to come clean on China. India must win information wars too

The Modi govt should not dither in accepting what has happened. A strategic communication is needed to counter China, which is gaining ground with its narrative.
Army Chief General MM Naravane meets Army Chief commended troops as he visited forward areas in Eastern Ladakh and reviewed the operational situation on the ground on 24 June 2020 | ANI

Military talks with the Chinese must not wear India down. Plan B should be ready

PLA troops have for long been showing disregard for border agreements, protocols and the CBMs that has now culminated in the current stand-off.
Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass at the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh | Photographer: Biju Boro via Getty Images | Bloomberg

Sumdorong Chu, Ladakh-like India-China face-off which took 9 yrs to end but without violence

The 9 years saw diplomatic wrangling, a defiant Indian general keen on 'teaching the Chinese a lesson' & a PM more inclined towards diplomacy, but not a single drop of blood.
NSAB Chairman P.S. Raghavan | By special arrangement | ThePrint

If you don’t shoot, you don’t escalate: NSAB chief explains how India, China have avoided war

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, National Security Advisory Board Chairman P.S. Raghavan talked about the Galwan Valley clash and the way forward for India & China.

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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.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

Economy showing signs of recovery but pandemic may affect business climate: Finance Ministry

Improved kharif sowing, pick-up in electricity and petrol consumption, and higher freight movement indicate green shoots in the economy, ministry report stated.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
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.