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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at a forward base in Ladakh

Scoping guns, witnessing tanks maneuvering — Rajnath Singh reviews security in Leh

The defence minister also witnessed para dropping skills of the Armed Forces at Stakna, Leh. He is also scheduled to visit Lukung area.
Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
A view of Leh, Ladakh. | Photo: Sajid Ali/ThePrint

Army holds porter recruitment rally in Leh amid LAC stand-off with China, Covid crisis

As many as 1,000 applicants showed up for the rally held on 20 June, which was held five days after the Galwan clash at the LAC.
Following the odd-even scheme in the Leh town, only a few shops are opening in famous Leh Market | Photo: Sajid Ali | ThePrint

Covid or China ⁠— which is the bigger threat? People in Leh struggle due to both

Shops in Leh now operate in rotation due to rising Covid cases, but the mountain region is also tense due to the stand-off between India & China.
The Servant of Sahibs | Source: Sandeep Krishnan

Ghulam Rassul Galwan — The man who named the Galwan river, the site of India-China stand-off

It was unusual in the 19th century for rivers to be named after their regional discoverers. But Galwan, and his love for exploration, stood out.
Leh airport

Last batch of 310 pilgrims stranded in Iran during lockdown return to Ladakh

The pilgrims were earlier flown to New Delhi from Tehran on a special flight and later taken to Leh onboard two special Air India aircraft.

Leh cab driver, who tested ‘negative’ for COVID-19 twice, tests positive after third test

Officials in Ladakh told ThePrint this happened because of a miscommunication between authorities in Leh and the testing facility in New Delhi.
Army personnel offer sanitisers to civilians stranded at Gurez | Northern Command of the Indian Army | Twitter

Army reports first coronavirus case, cancels training and events to prevent outbreak

A 34-year-old jawan in Leh, whose father had travelled to Iran and is a coronavirus patient, is the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the Army.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the commencement of work on the now stalled Zojila Tunnel, in Leh in 2018. | PTI

After 6 years & 5 failed bids, the Srinagar-Leh Zojila tunnel remains on drawing board

The sixth and latest bidding process for the 14.3-km Zojila tunnel was annulled on 7 August by Modi govt over ‘administrative reasons’. 

On Camera

File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ThePrint

Art 370, CAA, triple talaq, Ram Mandir are just one cycle of Modi’s ‘permanent revolution’

If the opposition is waiting for BJP's cultural nationalism to subside of its own and material issues to become salient again, it will have to wait for a long time.
A storage tank containing liquid gas stands at the Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) facility in Saudi Aramco's Shaybah oilfield in the Rub' Al-Khali desert. | Photographer: Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco remains interested in investing $15 billion in Reliance Industries

A deal with Reliance would help Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest crude exporter, join the ranks of the top oil refiners and chemical makers.

Defence

The negative import list for defence systems was unveiled by Rajnath Singh Sunday | File photo: ANI

India’s negative defence import list has some hits, some misses & quite a bit of confusion

A study of the 101 items put in the negative list shows that over one-fourth are already manufactured in India and have not been imported for a long time.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.