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Indian Army soldiers atop a T-90 tank in Ladakh | Representational image: ANI

Next round of Delhi-Beijing talks likely within a week, after Chinese national holidays end

There are discussions in the military and diplomatic circles that China could bring up the issue of the 1959 claim line in the next round of talks.
Map: Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 maps that tell you all you want to know about India vs China in Ladakh

From Depsang Plains in the north to southern bank of Pangong Tso, Indian and Chinese armies have nearly come face to face at numerous locations in eastern Ladakh.
Representational image of the Indian and Chinese flags | Photo: ANI

First India-China military-diplomatic talks at LAC today, focus on disengagement in all areas

Talks have begun at Chushul-Moldo meeting point at LAC. India is represented by 14 Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Harinder Singh and MEA joint secretary looking after China.
Satellite image of Chinese positions along Depsang Plains | Credit: @detresfa

Why Depsang Plains, eyed by China, is crucial for India’s defence in Ladakh

The trouble at Depsang Plains, a 972-sq-km stretch strategically and geographically important for India, predates the current LAC crisis.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

No power in the world can stop Indians from patrolling along LAC, says Rajnath Singh  

Speaking in Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says there is a difference between what China says and its actions on the ground.
Lt Gen. P.J.S. Pannu (retd) | ThePrint

China miscalculated India resolve, needs exit strategy now, says former Ladakh corps commander

Former 14 Corps commander Lt Gen PJS Pannu (retd) told ThePrint that India is now in a much better strategic position, than when tensions began, on both banks of the Pangong Tso.
File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi | PTI

Keep talking, disengage fast, keep distance, ease tensions — India-China plan for LAC peace

At Moscow meet, foreign ministers Jaishankar and Wang Yi agree to ‘expedite’ work on new confidence building measures once Ladakh tensions ease.
Kailash Range Chushul Sector

Why Indian troops secured Kailash Range crestline, and the importance of Chushul Bowl

In episode 563 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about the latest development along the LAC, and why Spanggur Gap and Chushul Bowl are critical geo-strategically.
Representational image of China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: Justin Chin | Bloomberg

How Indian Army foiled China’s move to push 1,000 soldiers into Pangong Tso’s south bank

India’s moves on night of 28 August were ‘precautionary deployment’, and its troops did not cross over to Chinese side of LAC.
An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

Army thwarting PLA on Pangong Tso south bank is a warning that India is ‘fighting fit’

While the PLA is digging its heels in areas under its occupation, the Army’s advance gives New Delhi some advantage in the ongoing talks with the Chinese.

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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.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.

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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.