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

Vajpayee took journalists, analysts to Kargil frontlines. In 2020, Modi can’t even say ‘China’

In 1999, the government allowed the world to see Pakistan’s Kargil invasion and the Indian army's resolve. But Narendra Modi has reversed gears on transparency.
Janhvi Kapoor in a still from the movie 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' | YouTube screengrab | Netflix India

Gunjan Saxena on Netflix was ‘Bharat Ki Beti’, until facts came tumbling out

The Netflix movie on the life and tenure of retired IAF officer Gunjan Saxena has been roiled by controversy since the release of its trailer.
Janhvi Kapoor in a still from the movie 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' | YouTube screengrab | Netflix India

Gunjan Saxena’s IAF coursemate Sreevidya Rajan shocked by filmmakers’ ‘twisting of facts’

Flight Lieutenant Sreevidya Rajan says Gunjan Saxena was neither the first woman to be posted to the Udhampur base, nor the first woman to fly in Kargil.
Colonel (retd) Sonam Wangchuk in Leh | Photo: Sajid Ali | ThePrint

Kargil hero Col Wangchuk says need strong political will to strengthen India’s borders

Maha Vir Chakra recipient Colonel (retd) Sonam Wangchuk, who fought the Kargil War in 1999, also says Army should prioritise deploying local Ladakhis in LAC region.

Songs from Border, love letters and near-death experiences — Captain Vijyant Thapar’s army life

In a new book 'Vijayant at Kargil', Col V.N. Thapar writes about his son Vijyant, who was killed when he was 22 during the Kargil War's Knoll assault.
Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena with actor Jahnvi Kapoor | YouTube

Jahnvi Kapoor’s ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ set to release on Netflix

Film is based on life of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, who became first IAF woman officer in combat when she flew Cheetah helicopters during 1999 Kargil War for casualty evacuation.
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‘Make in India has failed in defence sector’ — experts highlight importance of self-reliance

Experts at the Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh list why Modi govt's flagship Make in India programme has failed to take off in the defence sector.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on 8 August, three days after his government revoked Article 370 | BJP | Twitter

Lt Gen Nanavatty’s Kashmir roadmap was prophetic. He now calls Modi govt move ‘a bold step’

Addressing a Special Group appointed by then-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in April 2003, Nanavatty forcefully presented his case to them days before he retired.
Brigadier Devinder Singh | Youtube

This Kargil hero was made a scapegoat, but fought to restore his brigade’s honour and won

Brig. Devinder Singh was blamed for failing to detect intrusions, but once his name was cleared, he told Shekhar Gupta that the Army’s system truly worked.
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Yediyurappa doesn’t tick any of the boxes Modi has set for BJP CMs

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File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

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Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria briefs media, in New Delhi on Friday | ANIPix

Security in eastern Ladakh at uneasy ‘no war no peace’ status, says IAF chief Bhadauria

Speaking at a conference, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said the IAF is fully resolved to counter any 'misadventure' in the region.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.