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Kargil War

The rarely told story of vital Point 5353 India failed to retake from Pakistan in Kargil

Some 19 yrs after the war, ThePrint pieces together events that prevented the Indian Army from capturing a vital height.
Army

Vajpayee’s surgical strike killed 16 Pak soldiers much before Modi announced his in 2016

The operation in January 2000 was launched in PoK in retaliation to an attack from across the LoC.
A representational image of soldiers in Kashmir | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Border Security Force troops witnessed maximum deaths along border in 2018

There have been over 320 firing incidents where 11 BSF troops have been killed in cross border firing.
video

Peace was just a phone call away for India & Pakistan, but J&K separatists demand clarity

Your daily capsule of the news and views that matter.

Social media more dangerous than IS in Kashmir, security agencies tell home secretary

Security agencies have told home secretary Rajiv Gauba that Islamic State has no significance in the state although IS flags are waved occasionally.
Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif

For India-Pakistan talks to go forward they have to discuss a solution to Kashmir

In this excerpt from 'Do We Not Bleed-Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani', journalist Mehr Tarar writes about how India-Pakistan relations can improve
Shelling victim's son Puneet Choudhary with his mother

J&K shelling victim’s son fears he may be booked for sedition for criticising central govt

Samba resident Puneet allegedly shouted ‘anti-national’ slogans at his father’s funeral, claims he died due to lack of proper healthcare facilities.
Saifuddin Soz

Pakistan’s mischief goes on in Kashmir, irrespective of whether Congress, PDP or BJP runs govt

There are no quick-fix solutions to the Kashmir problem. Policies that would work over a period of 5 years or so: foolproof security, fair and just governance.
Army jawan keeps vigil in Poonch

Now that the Indo-Pak ceasefire agreement is off, a summer of discontent awaits

With two-front tensions likely, pressure will be on the army’s most abundant resource, its soldiers.
Ceasefire violations on LoC

Pakistan has killed the LoC ceasefire, India’s response shouldn’t be half-baked

There is enough space for us to innovate between regular pinprick-type LoC actions and a low-intensity conflict limited to J&K.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.