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10 Year Old Indian Wins Top Photo Contest

10 Year Old Indian Wins Top Photo Contest

Rediff.com20 Oct 2021

The Natural History Museum's annual competition and exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year has been the longest-running and most prestigious nature and wildlife photography competition that has been recognising the world's best nature photography every year since 1965.

FREEZE! Animals on the Prowl

FREEZE! Animals on the Prowl

Rediff.com9 Sep 2021

Take a look at some of the jaw-dropping images.

India's frontline tanks display firepower in Ladakh

India's frontline tanks display firepower in Ladakh

Rediff.com9 Aug 2021

The Indian Army started bringing the T-90 Bhishma and T-72 Ajay tanks along with the BMP series Infantry Combat Vehicles from the deserts and plains in a big way to these high altitude locations from last year with the beginning of the Operation Snow Leopard to counter the Chinese aggression in eastern Ladakh last summer.

'China is our enemy'

'China is our enemy'

Rediff.com10 Jun 2021

'We must acknowledge China will use Pakistan against India.' 'We all need to know that these two countries are ready to destabilise India at all times.'

'PLA won't withdraw from advantageous positions'

'PLA won't withdraw from advantageous positions'

Rediff.com15 Apr 2021

'The Indian government wakes up after the fact when it can do nothing, or rather lacks the will to prosecute military actions to reverse these adverse PLA-driven developments.'

Mahabharata: The story of Ashwathama

Mahabharata: The story of Ashwathama

Rediff.com13 Apr 2021

Amongst the many characters in the Mahabharata, the impetuous Ashwathama comes across as a warrior lacking maturity and forethought.

'Nothing seems to have gone China's way'

'Nothing seems to have gone China's way'

Rediff.com26 Feb 2021

'We must be careful because China has not given its design in Eastern Ladakh.'

De-escalation in Ladakh still a long way to go: Army chief

De-escalation in Ladakh still a long way to go: Army chief

Rediff.com24 Feb 2021

He said there were no signs of an "overt collusion" between China and Pakistan during the Ladakh standoff but India also caters to a long term strategy for not a two, but a two-and-half front war. With the half front, he was referring to the internal security.

'Indian Army's advantage has been lost'

'Indian Army's advantage has been lost'

Rediff.com22 Feb 2021

'The military advantage the Indian Army had gained by the Special Frontier Force occupying the heights of the Rezang La-Rechin La ridge on the Kailash Range is lost without the PLA withdrawing to east of the Khurnak Fort line.'

India-China military talks last for around 16 hours

India-China military talks last for around 16 hours

Rediff.com21 Feb 2021

The sources said the focus of the talks was to take forward the disengagement process in friction points like Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang in eastern Ladakh.

India, China discuss disengagement at 3 other points

India, China discuss disengagement at 3 other points

Rediff.com20 Feb 2021

India and China on Saturday held another round of military talks with a focus on taking forward the disengagement process in Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang in eastern Ladakh and bring down the tensions in the region, official sources said.

'Be constantly ready for a Chinese offensive'

'Be constantly ready for a Chinese offensive'

Rediff.com19 Feb 2021

'The last ten months show that India is not going to trust China.' 'Our military commanders are not going to believe that all is well till it actually is.'

India, China complete disengagement in Pangong area; to hold talks on Saturday

India, China complete disengagement in Pangong area; to hold talks on Saturday

Rediff.com19 Feb 2021

Sources indicated that during Saturday's talks, India will insist on a faster disengagement process in remaining areas to bring down tension in the region, which has witnessed a tense standoff between the two militaries for over nine months.

Disengagement process in Pangong Tso areas going as per plan: Sources

Disengagement process in Pangong Tso areas going as per plan: Sources

Rediff.com15 Feb 2021

The Chinese and Indian armies continued with the disengagement process in the North and South banks of Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh as per plan and the entire pullback exercise is expected to take another six-seven days, sources in the defence and security establishment said on Monday.

Time for India to draw red lines for China

Time for India to draw red lines for China

Rediff.com13 Feb 2021

Once the tanks roll back, a zero-based assessment of future equations with China is necessary. Given the conflict situations that China is imposing on India time and again, the red, amber and green lines of interactions with China need to be laid down and communicated in no uncertain terms, asserts Srikanth Kondapalli, the leading China expert.

Why did India agree to vacate Ladakh heights?

Why did India agree to vacate Ladakh heights?

Rediff.com13 Feb 2021

It has been argued that India should have held back on disengagement from the Kailash Range, using that as a trump card to force Chinese concessions in areas such as Depsang, where they hold the advantage.

Parl panel on defence to visit Galwan valley, Pangong Tso

Parl panel on defence to visit Galwan valley, Pangong Tso

Rediff.com13 Feb 2021

The 30-member committee, chaired by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Union minister Jual Oram and of which Rahul Gandhi is also a member,wishes to visit the eastern Ladakh region in the last week of May or in June.

Disengagement process on in Pangong Tso areas: Sources

Disengagement process on in Pangong Tso areas: Sources

Rediff.com12 Feb 2021

The sources said withdrawal of armoured elements from the south bank of Pangong Tso is almost complete and temporary structures erected by both sides will be demolished in the next few days.

Indian territory up to Finger 8, not Finger 4: Govt

Indian territory up to Finger 8, not Finger 4: Govt

Rediff.com12 Feb 2021

The ministry also made certain clarifications in the statement, and said, "the assertion that Indian territory is up to Finger 4 is categorically false. The territory of India is as depicted by the map of India and includes more than 43,000 sq km currently under illegal occupation of China since 1962."

PM handed over Bharat Mata ka tukda to China: Rahul

PM handed over Bharat Mata ka tukda to China: Rahul

Rediff.com12 Feb 2021

His attack on the government came a day after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh assured Parliament that India has not conceded anything in the sustained talks with China and it will not allow even an inch of its territory to be taken away by anyone.

LAC row: China, India pull back tanks from Pangong Tso

LAC row: China, India pull back tanks from Pangong Tso

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

Official sources said withdrawal of tanks and other armoured elements from certain friction points is nearing completion while pulling back of troops from the North bank areas is being undertaken.

'Chinese are fully aware of our resolve'

'Chinese are fully aware of our resolve'

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

'I want to assure this House that in these talks we have not conceded anything.' Full text of what Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament on the Chinese pullback in eastern Ladakh.

China pact means no-patrol zone between Finger 3 and Finger 8 for now

China pact means no-patrol zone between Finger 3 and Finger 8 for now

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

Under the India-China agreement on the disengagement process in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese army will pull back its troops to east of Finger 8 areas in the northern bank of Pangong lake, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament on Thursday, in what is seen as a significant step to dial down tensions in the key face-off site.

Disengagement plan at Pangong Tso finalised: Rajnath on China row

Disengagement plan at Pangong Tso finalised: Rajnath on China row

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

As per the agreement reached by the two sides, India and China will withdraw the forward deployment in a phased and coordinated manner, the defence minister said.

The beauty that lies below the water!

The beauty that lies below the water!

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

The underwater world has never looked so magical, mysterious and mesmerising. These photographs are some of the stunning medal winners in the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021 contest.

Chinese, Indian troops start 'synchronised' disengagement in Ladakh

Chinese, Indian troops start 'synchronised' disengagement in Ladakh

Rediff.com10 Feb 2021

There was no comment from the Indian side on the statement made by the Chinese defence ministry spokesperson Colonel Wu Qian, and carried by China's official media.

Tigers in high mountains, tanks in snow

Tigers in high mountains, tanks in snow

Rediff.com15 Jan 2021

Like millions of people across the world, the year 2020 had dealt me irreplaceable losses and the lowest of blows. Like I have always done at such junctures, I had sought the refuge of the mountains. I wanted to end the year on a high, to show the finger to life, says Sumit Bhattacharya after a memorable journey to North Sikkim.

After high decibel campaigning, low voter turnout in Hyderabad civic polls

After high decibel campaigning, low voter turnout in Hyderabad civic polls

Rediff.com1 Dec 2020

A total of 74,44,260 voters will exercise their franchise using ballot papers to elect their representatives.

Harsh winter forces Chinese to rotate troops at LAC, Indians stay on

Harsh winter forces Chinese to rotate troops at LAC, Indians stay on

Rediff.com1 Dec 2020

The Indian side has an edge over their Chinese counterparts in terms of battling the weather as a large number of them have already done duty in the Ladakh sector, including the Siachen glacier or other high altitude positions, sources said.

India, China to dismantle new border structures under disengagement plan

India, China to dismantle new border structures under disengagement plan

Rediff.com12 Nov 2020

The two sides have also agreed for a joint mechanism to verify the progress in the disengagement process through delegation meetings as well as using unmanned aerial vehicles.

LAC row: India, China agree on 3-step disengagement plan

LAC row: India, China agree on 3-step disengagement plan

Rediff.com11 Nov 2020

The disengagement plan was discussed between the two sides during the 8th Corps Commander-level talks which were held on November 6 in Chushul.

PLA accelerates fortification of Indian border: Report

PLA accelerates fortification of Indian border: Report

Rediff.com12 Oct 2020

In fact, given the current tensions and massed troops on both sides, there is a danger that the LAC will become more like the Line of Control with Pakistan, a heavily fortified and strongly defended border where weapon fire exchanges regularly occur. Indeed, Stratfor Worldview research has listed a sharp increase in new Chinese facilities along the LAC in 2019-20.

India, China agree not to send more troops to LAC

India, China agree not to send more troops to LAC

Rediff.com23 Sep 2020

The decisions were mentioned in a joint statement issued by the two armies late Tuesday, a day after the sixth round of Sino-India Corps commander-level talks that lasted for 14-hours.

My father created the SFF, I commanded it

My father created the SFF, I commanded it

Rediff.com22 Sep 2020

Major General Sujan Singh Uban, a legendary veteran of the Second World War, was a natural choice to raise, train and command the Special Frontier Force and mould them into a well oiled fighting machine, recalls his son Inspector General Gurdip Singh Uban (retd), who led SFF troops during the Kargil War.

India, China military commanders hold over 12-hr-long talks

India, China military commanders hold over 12-hr-long talks

Rediff.com21 Sep 2020

It is learnt that the Indian delegation insisted on a time-bound implementation of the agreement finalised during the extensive talks between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow on September 10 on the sidelines of a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) meet.

Army has occupied 6 new major heights on LAC with China

Army has occupied 6 new major heights on LAC with China

Rediff.com20 Sep 2020

After the occupation of heights by the Indian Army, the Chinese army has deployed around 3,000 additional troops of its combined arms brigade including its infantry and armoured troops near the Rezang la and Rechen La heights.

Top military, political leadership to discuss way ahead in Ladakh

Top military, political leadership to discuss way ahead in Ladakh

Rediff.com18 Sep 2020

The participants would include senior ministers dealing with the situation along with the senior military leadership. The leadership is likely to discuss the Chinese military activities in Doklam and other areas on Bhutanese soil along with the Indian preparations to deal with the situation.

China should 'sincerely' work for complete disengagement: India

China should 'sincerely' work for complete disengagement: India

Rediff.com17 Sep 2020

'Both sides should, therefore, focus on easing tensions in the friction areas by refraining from any actions that may lead to an escalation in the situation'

China plays Punjabi songs for Indian troops at Ladakh's Finger 4

China plays Punjabi songs for Indian troops at Ladakh's Finger 4

Rediff.com16 Sep 2020

According to sources, the post at which the Chinese army has put up loudspeakers is under 24x7 constant watch by Indian soldiers and it is possible that the Chinese might be indulging in such drama to distract our troops or perhaps just relieve the pressure.

India, China to continue military and diplomatic talks: Govt

India, China to continue military and diplomatic talks: Govt

Rediff.com16 Sep 2020

In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan gave a brief account of the four-month-long standoff and said the Chinese side attempted to transgress the Line of Actual in several areas of the western sector since mid-May.

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