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General interior view of Terminal 2 of the Delhi airport. | Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Modi govt to step up scrutiny of FDI in sectors that are key to national security

The industries department is in talks with finance and home ministries, and any changes would include transactions under the so-called automatic route.
A file photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Photo | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

If Shaheen Bagh shooter is AAP worker, give double punishment, says Delhi CM Kejriwal

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said there should be no compromise on national security, and strict punishment should be given to those disrupting law and order.
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Congress just doesn’t seem to learn from its national security bloopers

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Outgoing Army Chief Bipin Rawat hands over the baton to Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, who took over as the 28th Chief of Army Staff | Indian Army

CDS & 3 chiefs must speak in cryptic military language and not get provoked by Indian media

Army chief Gen Naravane’s first media interview created a controversy over his Pakistan-related remarks. But there’s a way to avoid it in future.
TikTok logo | Shiho Fukada | Bloomberg

US senators say TikTok poses national security threat, must be probed

Concerns in the US about the popular app include safety of data, potential censorship and possible foreign influence on electoral campaigns.
MK Narayanan

Space conflict will be a bigger challenge in future than nukes, says ex-NSA Narayanan 

Former NSA M.K. Narayanan said at a conclave that 21st century had failed to throw up a new ideology to fill void created by end of communism and liberalism.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah | ANI

Time to reform police force, says Amit Shah as he invites suggestions

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the internal security of India was just as important, and will play a role in achieving PM Modi's $5 trillion economy goal.
Ministry of Defence building

India must rethink strategies on national security if it wants to join ranks with US, China

India lags behind in nearly every aspect of the national security equation – be it trade, aid or diplomacy.
RAW Headquarters in Delhi | Commons

India must make Intelligence Bureau responsible for countering terrorism, not RAW

It makes little sense to have RAW gather intelligence for operations driven by internal security organisations like IB, police and Army.
Shashi Tharoor giving a speech in Lok Sabha

How’s the josh? For defence sector, the real question is where’s the money: Shashi Tharoor

For a Budget that began with thanking the people for validating BJP’s message on national security, defence allocation offers little cheer.

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A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.


Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.