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Focus on Ladakh, India reviews preparedness at other LAC sectors to foil China mischief

Forces under eastern command, which oversees LAC in northeast, have been put on ‘Border Management Posture’, part of the escalation matrix factored in by Army.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina | PTI

China takes Bangladesh into its embrace now as Delhi-Dhaka ties go downhill

India believes Beijing will now ratchet up pressure on Dhaka to hand over certain lucrative infrastructure and connectivity projects to it to ‘provoke’ New Delhi.
South China Sea

Australia against unilateral change to status quo on LAC, says envoy Barry O’Farrell

Australian High Commissioner also said Australia remains deeply concerned by 'actions' in the South China Sea & rejecta China's 'unlawful maritime claims' in the region.
Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong | ThePrint

Disengagement complete at most points, says China, but again blames India for Ladakh tensions

Chinese envoy Sun Weidong reiterated his allegation that it was India that triggered Galwan Valley clash by violating the understanding reached at 6 June commanders’ meeting.
PM Modi Inaugurating a Solar Project in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh | Twitter

Modi govt now places curbs on Chinese companies doing business with state-owned firms

The government has also imposed restrictions on Chinese companies participating in infrastructure projects, either through contracting or subcontracting.
An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

Why Indian Army is cautious of China during Ladakh disengagement

In 1962, China had used deception to mount a full-frontal attack on India. However, some feel China can no longer catch India off-guard since Army has beefed up presence along LAC.
An Indian Army truck on a Kashmir highway leading to Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

Here’s how Army is getting 30,000 additional troops winter-ready in Ladakh

With thousands of tonnes of rations & special winter clothing, Army is busy making preparations for the additional soldiers moved to the LAC amid tensions with China.
Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

No change in India’s position on LAC, both sides looking at ‘complex disengagement’

India, China will keep watch on each other to see how much disengagement is being done. This will entail daily hotline talks at Chushul-Moldo meeting point in Ladakh.
Lt Gen Panag and his daughter Gul Panag at the launch of his book, The Indian Army, Reminiscences, Reforms and Romance, on ThePrint's e-venue Soft Cover | ThePrint.

Indian Army will need another division in Ladakh to keep China out, says retd Lt Gen Panag

Former Northern Army commander Lt Gen Panag also said the strategic Darbuk-Shyokh-Daulat Beg Oldie would be rendered non-operational in case of a war with China.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

Chinese troops yet to return to pre-April positions, Army says LAC disengagement ‘intricate’

In a statement, Army also said both sides have agreed to discuss ‘complete disengagement’ in Ladakh, but the process will require ‘constant verification’.

On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
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.