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Ashok Koul, J&K BJP general secretary | Twitter

My comments were twisted, BJP supports all demands of Ladakh — J&K leader Ashok Koul’s U-turn

BJP’s J&K general secretary Ashok Koul Tuesday said the call to boycott polls to Ladakh council was ‘nonsense’. On Friday, he claimed he was misquoted.
A market stands closed in Srinagar in view of the curfew imposed ahead of the anniversary of the scrapping of Article 370 on 5 August | Photo: ANI

Kargil Congress, NC declare 5 August ‘darkest day’, demand reintegration & statehood for J&K

The Congress & NC took part in an ‘all-party meeting’, to which they said BJP was invited but didn’t attend. They didn’t demand restoration of Article 370.
Tri-services personnel pay homage at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Kargil Diwas, in New Delhi, on 26 July, 2019 | Atul Yadav | PTI Photo

Muted Kargil Vijay Diwas tomorrow amid Covid, only wreath-laying events in Delhi and Drass

Usually, Kargil Viay Diwas sees major ceremonies in Kargil and other military stations, which are followed by veterans sharing their experiences from 1999.
File photo | Army personnel pay tribute to Naib Subedar Satnam Singh who was killed in Galwan | Gurdaspur | PTI

Indian intelligence failure again? Heroism at Galwan must lead to reforms

India was napping in the 1950s when a strategic highway was built in Aksai Chin. Then again in 1999 at Kargil, and now in Ladakh.
The Indian Army in Siachen

CAG pulls up Army as soldiers in Ladakh and Siachen face shortage of snow boots, goggles

In a report tabled in Parliament Monday, CAG has also questioned the govt for ‘inordinate delay’ in setting up of the Indian National Defence University.
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Mobile internet services restored in Ladakh’s Kargil district after 145 days

Internet services, which were suspended on 5 August after Article 370 was scrapped, were restored as no untoward incident took place in the past four months.
File photo | Indian Air Force | Facebook

Time to run IAF in a sleek, corporate way. It’s the Force that counted in Kargil, Balakot

We expect an Air Force officer to land on the moon in a few years. They are trained to touch the sky.
Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter, Kargil, 1999 | IndianAirForce/Facebook

Kargil’s little-known fact: How IAF used helicopters to target intruders at high altitudes

IAF had planned to use helicopters as primary strike weapons. But their slow speed meant they would be sitting ducks. So what did IAF do?

Kargil hero R Nambiar takes over as chief of Western Air Command along Pakistan border

Air Marshal Nambiar, a second generation airman, was heading the Eastern Air Command. He is an experimental test pilot and has flown 42 types of aircraft.
Protestors holding Tricolor raise slogans during a demonstration against the Pulwama terror attack

Indian millennials, fed on a post-Kargil diet, don’t want strategic restraint with Pakistan

To consolidate public support for its atrocities, Pakistan needs a scary neighbour. And Congress doesn’t conjure up existential threats like BJP does.

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The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.


INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.