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File photo of Indian and Chinese troops and tanks disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh, February 2021 |ANI

SubscriberWrites: Preparation in Tibet is proof that China presents a strategic, war-like challenge to India

India must make a domestic economic strategy for the coming two decades in order to eliminate all imports from China, writes Jay Desai.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | Representational image | By special arrangement

Talks ‘constructive’, India & China say remaining issues to be resolved in expeditious manner

In a joint statement Monday, Indian Army and PLA said 12th round of Corps Commander level talks 'further enhanced mutual understanding' and resolved to maintain momentum of negotiations.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | Representational image | By special arrangement

To deal with China on LAC, India must downsize and restructure the armed forces

Converting the LAC into LoC will only drain India’s resources and stymie modernisation.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

India and China agree to reach ‘mutually acceptable solution’ to resolve LAC standoff

MEA said the two sides have decided to hold the 12th round of military talks at an early date to achieve complete disengagement from all friction points along LAC in eastern Ladakh.
Chinese PLA troops dismantling temporary structures erected near the Pangong Tso and marching back | Photo released by Indian Army

China’s attempt to unilaterally alter LAC status quo responsible for standoff, says India

India's comments come a day after China said its military deployment along the LAC is a normal 'defence arrangement' aimed to respond to actions by the 'relevant' country.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

Army wants to buy more special clothing, equipment for Ladakh troops as LAC stand-off continues

The Army will give priority to Indian manufacturers in the spirit of the Make of India initiative. The items will have to be procured from indigenous sources starting January 2023.
Representational image of an army convoy moving towards Ladakh | File photo: ANI

One year since Galwan, India should wait and watch, but keep the powder dry

At the LAC, it is unlikely that China will withdraw beyond a point. Neither will India.
File photo of Indian and Chinese troops and tanks disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh, February 2021 |ANI

India must more cleverly do to China what Pakistan did to us. But don’t turn LAC into LoC

Jaishankar, Naravane, Rawat’s recent statements show they are anchoring India’s defence strategy on ‘hope’. That’s not how China works.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

Soldiers sit tight in Ladakh amid India’s Covid crisis, but construction activity continues

The 12th round of Corps Commander level talks could take a couple of months since the current focus is on Covid even as forces maintain continuous vigil at the LAC.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at a meeting with CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat, the three service chiefs and other officials (for representation) | Photo: ANI

Why India opted for a ‘stand-alone’ agreement with China in Ladakh

It is my assessment that the Chinese issued a direct/indirect threat to go on the offensive in DBO and Gogra-Hot Springs sector.

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People at a market place in Ranchi | Bloomberg Photo

What if Indian states were countries

If we compare Indian states to India’s neighbourhood, we find that only Goa, Sikkim, and NCT of Delhi have a GDP per capita higher than China’s GDP per capita of $16,772.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 45th GST Council meeting in Lucknow, on 17 September 2021

GST Council levies 5% tax on food delivery apps, extends concessional rates on Covid drugs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the Council decided that it was not the right time to include petroleum products within the GST ambit.

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A Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft

IAF signs deal with France to purchase phased out Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft

None of these aircraft would be used for flying and they are being acquired to help improve the serviceability of around 50 Mirage-2000s in the Indian fleet, sources said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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