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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.
mobile internet services

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.
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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.
A Mirage 2000 jet fighter aircraft

Mirage 2000: Why India used these fighter jets for its strike on Pakistan

Mirage 2000 is a product of France-based Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of the controversial Rafale fighter jets.

Leh and Kargil witness coldest night of season

The temperature in Leh dropped down to minus 17.5 degrees Celsius whereas Kargil recorded a low of minus 16.7 degrees Celsius.
Indian army personnel | PTI

A breath of fresh air in studying Indo-Pak nuclear crisis management

Modern conflict cannot be viewed in a bipolar framework. International relations expert Moeed Yusuf’s new book provides a much-needed alternative.

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V. Anantha Nageswaran, member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council | Image: krea.edu.in | ThePrint Team

High production costs, compliance burden won’t let India emulate China, says PM’s advisor

PM’s Economic Advisory Council member V. Anantha Nageswaran says whittling away unwanted rules and regulations will be a step towards fixing the problem.

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A Heron 1 UAV in flight

India planning to order Heron drones, Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel

There is a need for Heron UAVs to add to the existing fleet of drones to meet the Air Force requirements, govt sources said without specifying any number.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.