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File photo | Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa | Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial

Pakistan’s retired officers shouldn’t head civilian organisations. Military is only for war

Had Sandhurst-trained UK officers run British organisations they too might have failed like Pakistan International Airlines and Pakistan Steel Mills.
Nawaz Sharif with Maryam Nawaz

In Pakistan, it’s Mian and Maulana vs Imran Khan and military

Together, the Mian and Maulana represent the confluence of not just Punjabi and Pashtun politics but also of the potent bazaar and clergy combine.
Somali National Army soldiers walk towards Qoryooley, Somalia | Representational Image | Wiki Commons

US, UK, India, China — Why foreign countries are scrambling to set up military bases in Africa

At least 13 foreign powers have a substantial military presence on African soil. And many governments are keen to host them.
Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minster, speaks during an interview in Singapore on 15 November, 2018. | Photographer: Wei Ling Tay | Bloomberg

New Zealand steps up military presence at border after coronavirus breaches

PM Jacinda Adern says around 500 extra defense personnel will be deployed at managed isolation facilities, almost doubling the current number.
Representational image of Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping| Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Jaishankar wants equilibrium with China. But Beijing is playing a whole different game

Xi Jinping wants obedient clients, not independent partners. Galwan had to be the place where it finally dawned on India that ties with China are only possible with military strength.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

China is following Mao’s dictum by keeping two-front war option against India open

China is signaling India not only to refrain from buttressing its military capabilities along the border, but also that its incursions will continue.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace in Washington, DC | Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Why Xi’s show of force against India is a strategic gift for Trump

India has historically tried to balance ties among global powers but clashes with China laid bare potential risks of not having US more clearly behind it.
Trucks carry essential commodities in Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

Calling LAC conflict ‘intelligence failure’ is lazy. It ignores India’s real problem

Both India’s political and military intelligence would have picked up signals of the change in China’s stance. Only, if we prioritised China as much.
File photo | Army personnel pay tribute to Naib Subedar Satnam Singh who was killed in Galwan | Gurdaspur | PTI

Indian intelligence failure again? Heroism at Galwan must lead to reforms

India was napping in the 1950s when a strategic highway was built in Aksai Chin. Then again in 1999 at Kargil, and now in Ladakh.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India plays into China’s hands if we lament 1962 or criticise Modi govt and military

To pressure Modi government and military from our drawing rooms, without knowing what is happening at LAC at 15,000-feet, is an irresponsible act.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.