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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

8th round of India-China military talks to focus on fixing buffer zones along LAC

The next round of India-China talks is significant as any large-scale redeployment of troops will need to be carried out before passes close by October-end, when heavy winter sets in.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

Will continue maintaining high-tempo of operations, says Navy chief amid tensions with China

Admiral Karambir Singh reviews operational preparedness of the Indian Navy’s warships deployed at sea ahead of upcoming Malabar maritime exercise.
Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

‘Comprehensive disengagement’ with China at LAC friction areas immediate task, says India

India says talks are continuing with China to find a solution to LAC standoff in Ladakh. The issue is expected to be part of the discussions with US as well during the 2+2 dialogue.
Indian Army vehicles driving through the snow in Ladakh (representational image) | Photo: AFP via Getty Images via Bloomberg

India releases Chinese soldier who ‘strayed’ across LAC in eastern Ladakh

The incident comes amid a massive deployment of troops by Indian and Chinese military in the region following the border standoff since May.
Indian Army soldiers atop a T-90 tank in Ladakh | Representational image: ANI

Govt looking at ‘highly confidential’ China proposal to reduce tensions in Ladakh 

Both India & China are continuing with troop rotation as they look set to maintain forward deployment through Ladakh’s bitter winter as the LAC standoff continues.
Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

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.

Ladakh’s ‘Fire & Fury’ corps gets new commander in Lt Gen PGK Menon amid China tensions

Lt. Gen. P.G.K. Menon has been in Leh since the beginning of this month, and also took part in the military talks held between India and China Monday.
Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

India says Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by firing in civilian areas along LoC, IB

Indian troops retaliated 'befittingly' to the unprovoked firing, a defence establishment official said.

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Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.