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Indian Army Captain from Manipur who 'pushed back' Chinese soldiers at Galwan Valley | Twitter | @NBirenSingh

China video on last year’s Galwan clashes turns this Manipuri Army captain into a hero

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Army officials stand in front of a Arjun Mark 1-A tank | PTI

Army to get 118 Arjun Mark 1-A tanks as defence ministry clears proposal for ‘Hunter Killers’

Order for the two regiments of the Arjun Mark 1-A tank will take at least a year from now and would be the last for this system because the Army is looking at lighter tanks for the future.
An M4 armoured vehicle | www.paramountgroup.com

Army places emergency procurement order for Kalyani M4 armoured vehicles tested in Ladakh

The M4 armoured vehicles were ordered from Pune-based Bharat Forge and had undergone trials in Ladakh, along with its competitors, in August 2020. 
Lt Gen. B.S. Raju | ANI

Army gets new DGMO, deputy chief and Kashmir Corps Commander  

Lt Gen. Paramjit Singh Sangha has taken over as Deputy Chief (Strategy), while Lt Gen. B.S. Raju will take charge as DGMO and Lt. General D.P. Pandey as Chinar Corp Commander
Chinese PLA troops march back from the Pangong Tso area in eastern Ladakh | Photo released by Indian Army

China completes pullback from Pangong Tso, 10th Corps Commander talks tomorrow

Talks are expected to address disengagement process at Gogra and Hot Springs area, while the strategic issue of Depsang Plains is likely to take time.
Representational image of Indian Army | PTI Photo

Army to raise 3 new battalions with 3,000 troops, under Sikh, Kumaon, J&K regiments

Army says move to raise 3 battalions part of ongoing reorganisation plan. Currently, there are over 400 infantry battalions in the Army.
Army Chief General M.M. Naravane flags off the howitzer in Surat, Gujarat, on 18 February 2021 | Source: L&T

L&T delivers last K9 Vajra howitzer to Army, firm in talks with DRDO to convert it into tank

Indian Army is internally looking at the possibility and practicality of having a light tank, which could come handy in situations similar to Ladakh stand-off.
Chinese PLA troops march back from the Pangong Tso area in eastern Ladakh | Photo released by Indian Army

Disengagement of Chinese, Indian troops in eastern Ladakh going on smoothly, Beijing says

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the frontline troops have started disengagement in a 'synchronised and organised way' on both sides.
Foreign envoys after meeting with residents of Magam area in Budgam, on 17 February 2021. | PTI Photo

Visiting envoys briefed on Pakistan’s role in running terror camps across LoC, say officials

The army told the envoys about Pakistan Army's role in helping terrorists infiltrate into India and gave a presentation on seized weapons bearing markings of the Pakistani army.
Northern Army Commander Lt Gen. Y.K. Joshi | Image: ThePrint

Northern Army commander reveals how China was forced to negotiate Ladakh disengagement

Lt Gen. Y.K. Joshi says PLA was refusing to vacate area between Fingers 4 & 8, but after India occupied Kailash heights, China was forced to negotiate on its terms.

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Afghan peace deal being signed in Doha

Year on, Trump’s Doha accord with Taliban grows into a headache for Biden — and for India

Should the Biden administration go ahead with Trump’s plan to withdraw troops and risk plunging Afghanistan into further chaos and bloodbath like the Obama administration did?
Copper fittings | Flickr

How India turned copper importer from exporter in 3 yrs & Pakistan stepped in to fill the gap

India was a major copper exporter but with the shutting down of Sterlite plant, it has now turned into a net importer. This has been advantageous to Pakistan, say exporters.

Defence

Representational image of a Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier at a base in Qinyang, China

4, 9 or 14? Even China ‘isn’t sure’ how many PLA soldiers died in Galwan Valley

During talks with India, Chinese officials have — unofficially — given contradictory figures for their Galwan clash casualties. China has officially acknowledged 4 deaths.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.