'Has India ever seen multiple crises like these?' Aakar Patel asked on these pages last fortnight.
Never has that question seemed as ominous as it is today with the revelation that China has stationed over 200,000 soldiers at the LAC and India recorded nearly 50,000 COVID-19 cases on one day, Sunday, July 26, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 14 lakh/1.4 million.
Dominic Xavier offers his take on the prime minister's unenviable dual tasks -- drive the Chinese out of Ladakh without a shot being fired and flattening the coronavirus curve before India overtakes Brazil and the US as the worst affected COVID-19 country in the world.
Can Modi do it?