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A Rafale fighter jet of the IAF seen flying in Leh last month | ANI

A year since Galwan, IAF remains battle-ready in Ladakh with missiles, radars & fighter jets

In weeks before Galwan Valley clash, IAF had helped deploy Army personnel and equipment to Ladakh, besides bringing in winter stocks for the additional soldiers posted there.
Gautam Bambawale, former Indian envoy to China | By special arrangement

China unlikely to give up LAC ‘gains’, ties with India to only deteriorate: Ex-envoy Bambawale

Gautam Bambawale, former Indian ambassador to China, tells ThePrint India needs to build strong coalitions, like the Quad, to face the military coercion China is attempting in eastern Ladakh.
Lt Gen. Manoj Pande (left) and Lt Gen. Ajai Singh | Photo by special arrangement

India’s crucial Eastern Army Command, Andaman-Nicobar Command get new chiefs tomorrow

Lt Gen. Manoj Pande will be the new Eastern Army Commander and Lt Gen. Ajai Singh will take over the charge of Andaman and Nicobar Command.
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 has new strategies for Pakistan, China: Punitive deterrence, credible deterrence

With tensions continuing with China, India has deployed more troops along the Line of Actual Control this summer than before.
Army tanks seen in eastern Ladakh, on 10 February 2021 | Photo: Indian Army

Pangong Tso done but China dragging its feet on disengagement at other Ladakh friction points

Since last year, India & China have completed disengagement at Galwan Valley, where a clash left 20 Indian soldiers dead in June, and Pangong Tso, the latter executed earlier this year.
Chinese PLA troops dismantling temporary structures erected near the Pangong Tso and marching back | Photo released by Indian Army

Eastern Ladakh situation ‘eased distinctly’ thanks to joint efforts with India, says China

China's military Thursday credited the joint efforts with India on disengagement from Pangong Lake but did not say when the pullout will take place from the remaining areas along LAC.
Chinese PLA troops dismantling temporary structures erected near the Pangong Tso and marching back | Photo released by Indian Army

India, China to convene 11th round of military talks on LAC disengagement at early date

During an 'in-depth' discussion, the MEA said the two sides agreed to maintain close communication and dialogue through both the diplomatic and military channels.
Indian and Chinese armoured columns pulling back from Rechin La on the southern side of Pangong Tso Wednesday | Credit: Army

Will continue discussions with China to resolve remaining issues along LAC, says govt

Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister V Muraleedharan said the objective is to disengage from all friction points and restore peace in the India-China border areas.
Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat

China will continue to assert itself, seeks to dominate Indian Ocean Region, says CDS Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rawat also said India's armed forces will increasingly need to achieve more with less, which requires a relook at current force structures, doctrines & tech.

If China-Pakistan came to peace table, BJP’s failed national security strategy helped too

There should be no doubt that the flawed national security strategy pursued by India over the last seven years requires a course correction. It seems Modi govt has decided to do it now.

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New draft rules specifically prohibit e-commerce entities from organising flash sales | Photo: Amazon.in/Flipkart.com

Swadeshi push, no flash sales: How draft e-commerce rules will impact Amazon, Flipkart, others

India is set to tighten laws governing e-commerce companies as it looks to create a more level-playing field between online and offline retailers.

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Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat addresses during the launch of 'Himgiri', the 2nd of Project 17A class of stealth frigates in Kolkata on 14 December 2020 | ANI Photo

Chinese army realised it needs better training, preparation after Galwan clash: CDS Rawat

General Rawat said India had to keep a watch on all activities of China in the region and Indian soldiers are very adept in fighting in the region, unlike Chinese PLA.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.