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The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India says China has no ‘locus standi’ to speak on Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh

Arunachal Pradesh is an ‘integral and inalienable’ part of India, says the external affairs ministry, adding this has been clearly conveyed to the Chinese side on several occasions.
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India, China say latest LAC talks were positive, push for mutually acceptable disengagement

India and China don’t want situation to worsen before next month’s BRICS Summit, and are said to have softened their previous stances at the Monday meeting in Chushul.
IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria addresses a press conference, in New Delhi Monday | ANI

China can’t get better of us, ready for even a two-front war, IAF chief says

R.K.S. Bhadauria says Army & IAF acted ‘very swiftly’ to Chinese aggression in Ladakh and that it won’t be correct to say the military was 'surprised’ by PLA’s move.
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7th India-China military commanders’ meet on 12 October, MEA rep will attend too

The fresh round of talks between India and China comes at a time when the winter has already started to set in at Ladakh, where the nations are locked in a standoff.
Map: Soham Sen | ThePrint

What’s the 1959 claim line? The one China says it’s following in the Ladakh stand-off

India has rejected China’s statement on the 1959 claim line put forth by its then-premier Zhou Enlai. India hasn’t recognised it since Nehru’s time.
File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.
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Ladakh stand-off is a wake-up call on the power imbalance between India and China

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India closely monitoring entire LAC as ‘situation on the ground remains unchanged’

Army sources said the period until at least the first week of November, after which snow becomes a hurdle from an operational perspective, is crucial.
Map: Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 maps that tell you all you want to know about India vs China in Ladakh

From Depsang Plains in the north to southern bank of Pangong Tso, Indian and Chinese armies have nearly come face to face at numerous locations in eastern Ladakh.

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Govt extends deadline for filing income tax return till 31 December

Earlier in May, the govt had extended the date for filing ITR for FY2019-20 from 31 July to 30 November to give compliance relief to taxpayers.

Defence

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Army shoots down surveillance drone after it crosses the LoC in north Kashmir

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone, fitted with cameras, was spotted by the alert troops in the Keran sector. The drone was seized and further investigation is on.
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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.