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Representational image of troops along the Line of Control in J&K's Poonch | ANI

What next after India & Pakistan announce surprise deal to stop fighting at LoC

In episode 691 of ThePrint's 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta explains what led to the two sides making this move and why it is significant.
A health worker wearing PPE suit tends to Covid-19 patients in New Delhi | Representational image | ANI File Photo

India contributed just 6.7% to global Covid research, behind US, China & Italy, study finds

The US remained the single largest contributor of scientific research amid the pandemic, with a 32.5% share in global research, says the study.
(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

As Biden shapes a new US policy, China changes tack on ties with India

Biden sees China as more of an economic threat than a security one. The US’ stress on transatlantic alliances reflect this.
US President Joe Biden (file photo) | Commons

Pakistan doesn’t want Biden to renegotiate Afghan peace pact

Hard-nosed analysts say the Biden Administration must focus only on the main outcome – Taliban breaking their links with al-Qaeda.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram, October 2019 | Photo: Twitter | PTI

China recognises India’s growing role in South Asia but won’t give it the ‘global power’ tag

China’s leadership and its strategic elites are wedded to entrenched views of American efforts to maintain dominance in the Indo-Pacific.
File photo of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba | Wikimedia Commons

How US’ war on terror became a war in court — my 13 trips to Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo was selected because it was under full military control, but outside the US and therefore beyond the reach of American courts – or so Bush thought.
File photo | Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa | Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial

Why the idea of a US-Pakistan ‘reset’ is good for policy papers, but not policy

Voices sympathetic to Pakistan are advocating a reset of US-Pakistan relations, setting aside the bitterness of the past. But Americans should be wary of it.
File photo of Chinese president Xi Jinping | Bloomberg

India and US must know the new Cold War is a different beast – China isn’t USSR

In the last Cold War, India had a US, USSR and China card. That has changed now – it can no longer afford to be a prized ally standing aloof.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi speaks in Rajya Sabha during Budget Session of Parliament | PTI

Foreign tweets to foreign hands — India’s ‘FDI’ moment under Modi was a long time coming

Whatever Meena Harris, Rihanna or Greta Thunberg may say, they are not coming here to fight on behalf of a weak and supine opposition. Modi knows that.
Representational image. | Photo: sameerjoshi73.medium.com

How China is fast catching up with the West in the race for air-to-air missile superiority

Recent AAM advancements in China, elevating it as a near peer competitor to the Western and Russian philosophies, has unlocked a new race to own the longest reach in the skies.

On Camera

US President Joe Biden speaks at the State Department in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 4 February, 2021. | Photographer: Jim Lo Scalzo | EPA/Bloomberg

Sanctions on India over Russian S-400 will damage Biden’s goal in Indo-Pacific

A comparison of trajectories of India-Russia and India-US defence ties illustrates how India stands apart from Turkey on the applicability of CAATSA sanctions.

Here’s what LinkedIn is telling us about the hottest jobs of 2021

If you’re in the market for a new role, and you have the right skills for a position in e-commerce, healthcare, or digital content, you’re in luck.

Defence

Army to exercise ‘maximum restraint’ in case of ceasefire violations by Pakistan

This comes days after a ceasefire agreement was settled between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.