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Satellite imagery of PLA's second garrison | Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.)/ThePrint

China has built second foreign military base near key Afghan corridor — just north of PoK

The Chinese base is located in Tajikistan, 12 km from the strategic Wakhan Corridor, which lies just north of Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Ayni airbase

India renews interest in running its first foreign military base in Tajikistan

A military base in Ayni could give New Delhi a significant strategic edge over Islamabad as it would effectively put India behind Pakistani lines.

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Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.