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File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

India & China finally disengage in Gogra, temporary structures removed, ‘buffer zone made’

The development comes days after 12th round of corps-commander-level talks between India & China, which were held on 31 July on Chinese side of the LAC.

India again presses China for early resolution of remaining issues on LAC standoff

During a meeting last week in Dushanbe, Jaishankar had told his Chinese counterpart that any unilateral change in the status quo along LAC was 'unacceptable' to India.
Soldiers carrying out a patrolling drill at the LoC | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

LoC, cameras, action — how hi-tech equipment is helping Indian Army guard the border better

Emergency financial powers besides existing special financial powers have helped the Army make technological upgrades to infantry soldiers along the LoC and LAC.

‘Not allowed to speak on China border row’, Rahul Gandhi walks out of defence panel meet again

Rahul Gandhi had earlier walked out of his first meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence following a verbal spat over a briefing on military structures.
File photo of Union Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar | Twitter @DrSJaishankar

India, China not in nuclear arms race, got them with different objectives: Jaishankar in Moscow

Addressing a think tank in Moscow, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said Ladakh standoff has ‘disturbed’ the foundation of India-China ties in the past year.
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.
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.

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UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Thani Al Zeyoudi (file photo) | Bloomberg

UAE seeks $100 billion non-oil trade with India to deepen economic ties

The United Arab Emirates ​is looking to reposition itself as a global hub for business and finance in the face of growing regional competition from Saudi Arabia.

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Air Marshal VR Chaudhari | Twitter/@PIB_India

Air Marshal VR Chaudhari appointed as next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Chaudhari, presently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, will take charge after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria on 30 Sept, the defence ministry 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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