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India, China say won’t send more troops to Ladakh frontlines, agree to avoid misunderstandings

India and China issued a joint statement after senior Army officials of the two sides held commander-level talks as part of the countries’ first military-diplomatic dialogue.
Pangong lake | Commons

India and China stick to demands, current ground positions in Ladakh could become status quo

India & China’s first military-diplomatic talks Monday ended in stalemate as both Asian giants stuck to their guns with regard to positions at LAC in Ladakh.

Army says Pulwama-type attack averted after recovering 52 kg explosives in Kashmir

Indian Army says location where the explosives were recovered, near the Jammu and Kashmir highway, was around 9 km from the spot of the 2019 Pulwama attack.
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Soldier, on way to Delhi with two minor girls, arrested at Srinagar airport

Officials revealed that soldier of the Rashtriya Rifles, posted in Bandipora, and the two minor girls are being questioned about the motive behind the trip to Delhi.
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Doctors fight new emergencies in Covid times — side effects of too much turmeric, Vitamin D

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
An Indian Air Force fighter jet flies over Ladakh on 6 September, amid prolonged India-China standoff in the region | PTI

Provocative Chinese troops fired warning shots at Pangong, not us, Indian Army says

In a statement, Army said China is continuing with provocative activities to escalate the situation at the LAC when India is committed to disengagement.
A Bakharwal dog, one of the breeds that is being trained | Wikimedia commons

Army to add bite to LAC defence, is training native Ladakhi dogs for operational roles 

Native breeds in Ladakh include the Bakharwal, colloquially called the Gaddi Kutta, local feral dogs and the rarer Tibetan Mastiff.
An Indian Army truck on a Kashmir highway leading to Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

New tension at Pangong as China accuses Indian Army of firing warning shots at its troops

Indian soldiers crossed LAC on southern bank of Pangong lake & fired warning shots against patrolling Chinese forces, a PLA spokesperson alleged.
Representational image of China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: Justin Chin | Bloomberg

How Indian Army foiled China’s move to push 1,000 soldiers into Pangong Tso’s south bank

India’s moves on night of 28 August were ‘precautionary deployment’, and its troops did not cross over to Chinese side of LAC.

Indian Army rescues 3 stranded Chinese nationals in North Sikkim amid LAC tensions

Realising danger to their lives in sub-zero temperatures, the Army provided the three nationals with medical assistance including oxygen, food & warm clothes.

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A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
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Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

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Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?