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Monastery Market in Civil Lines, New Delhi. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Selling jeans, running eateries & farming — What ex-servicemen of secretive Indian unit do now

After serving India’s covert Special Frontier Force for years, ex-servicemen now run clothing shops, eateries and occasionally sell winter wear on the sides.
File image of the Dalai Lama | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India waving SFF and Tibet cards won’t scare China. Can’t pull levers you don’t have

Bending foreign policy to serve domestic politics is proving to be costly for India. Hyping the use of the Tibetan-majority SFF against China is one such example.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India’s use of secret guerrilla force SFF in Ladakh signals a larger design to contain China

China has boundary disputes with 17 other nations besides India. What's New Delhi waiting for?

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.