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Balancing LAC tension with economic strategy — How India can walk the tightrope against China

Customs Act allows Modi govt to prohibit imports from China. But the law's compatibility with WTO norms brings legal hurdles. That's where Atmanirbhar Abhiyan comes in.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses soldiers during his visit to Ladakh, at Nimu, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

National security won’t wait for economic development — Modi should learn from Nehru’s mistakes

India’s security policy cannot be based on the highly risky assumption that it will face no security threats till it becomes wealthy and strong.
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How BJP has owned the national security issue and why China won’t change that

Congress had comfortably owned the national security issue till the time of Indira Gandhi. From mid-1990s however, BJP has come to occupy national security through five ways.
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Asia lost a decade to counter China. But India and Quad can lead new strategy now

Asia has a spaghetti bowl of regional security structures. A new pan-Asian strategy with India in the lead can help counter China’s belligerence.
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Rammanohar Lohia was right about China. And was neither jingoist nor idealist

Lohia proposed a comprehensive Himalayan policy and went beyond hawks-vs-doves in his national security approach.
Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

The Indian Right cares about national security, except when China tip-toes near our territory

Once it was decided that Modi government would get a free pass on the question of a probable Chinese incursion, every Congress leader – from Nehru to Manmohan – was blamed for seceding territory.  
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If Pakistan wants cure to Covid economy, it can’t define itself as national security state

Pakistan’s response to Covid-19 shows it prioritises its strategic relationship with China over its own people or economy.
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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On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.