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An Indian Air Force fighter jet flies over Ladakh on 6 September, amid prolonged India-China standoff in the region | PTI

Provocative Chinese troops fired warning shots at Pangong, not us, Indian Army says

In a statement, Army said China is continuing with provocative activities to escalate the situation at the LAC when India is committed to disengagement.
A Bakharwal dog, one of the breeds that is being trained | Wikimedia commons

Army to add bite to LAC defence, is training native Ladakhi dogs for operational roles 

Native breeds in Ladakh include the Bakharwal, colloquially called the Gaddi Kutta, local feral dogs and the rarer Tibetan Mastiff.
An Indian Army truck on a Kashmir highway leading to Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

New tension at Pangong as China accuses Indian Army of firing warning shots at its troops

Indian soldiers crossed LAC on southern bank of Pangong lake & fired warning shots against patrolling Chinese forces, a PLA spokesperson alleged.
DRDO tests the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle at Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha Monday | Photo: ANI

What’s a hypersonic missile India is building and how it is different from other missiles

India successfully tested a hypersonic missile-capable vehicle Monday that can move at 6 times the speed of sound. It plans to develop such a missile in 5 yrs.
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.
The Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle was tested from APJ Abdul Kalam testing range in Odisha’s Balasore | By special arrangement

India successfully test-fires hypersonic missile carrier, 4th country to achieve the feat

With this successful test of the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle, India will be making its first hypersonic missile in the next five years.
The convoy at the funeral of SFF soldier Nyima Tenzin in Leh. | Photo: Twitter

Tibetan-Indian SFF hero Nyima Tenzin given farewell in Leh, Ram Madhav attends

The Tibetan community in Ladakh and Ram Madhav came together to pay tribute to Nyima Tenzin, who was killed on the night of 29-30 August in Chushul.
File image of Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju | Photo: ANI

Army has contacted Chinese PLA over ‘abduction’ of 5 men from Arunachal border, says Rijiju

Army has sent a hotline message and is awaiting a response, after 5 men were allegedly abducted from near the India-China border in Upper Subansiri district.
Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India yet to formally invite Australia to join Malabar naval exercise along with US & Japan

Sources said the decision to invite Australia rests on how the talks between India and China on the LAC standoff proceed.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

All about Special Frontier Force, the secretive Indian unit in news after Ladakh clash

SFF, primarily drawn from Tibetan refugees, was formed in the immediate aftermath of the 1962 war with China. It has been a part of many important ops, from 1971 war to Kargil.

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Lt Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa | File photo: Twitter | @AsimBajwaISPR

Nawaz Sharif or Asim Bajwa, corruption scandals in Pakistan turn into never-ending soaps

In Pakistan, no one seems interested in demanding stronger, more independent institutions which would do due diligence away from the public glare.
The Reserve Bank of India | File photo: Bloomberg

Stringent Kamath panel suggestions mean not many stressed firms can avail of RBI debt recast

RBI has implemented KV Kamath panel’s recommendations in totality, including parameters like high debt service coverage ratio and investment grade rating.

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Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

China wanted ‘no escalation’ on hotline call in the day, tried to capture territory at night

Hours before trying to push in 1,000 soldiers near Pangong Tso on 28 August, Chinese PLA had called Indian Army to avoid escalatory action and night patrolling.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Fort Modi is impregnable despite China, Covid, job losses. Only one leader can defeat him

Critics wonder why voters aren’t turning against Modi. But a well-entrenched Indian leader has never been defeated by a rival; only Modi can do that to himself.