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Manraj Grewal Sharma

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She is the Resident Editor, Chandigarh newsroom.

Explained: The origin and evolution of India’s military ties with Nepal
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Soldiers from Nepal form a significant part of the Indian Army’s legendary Gurkha regiment. Here is a brief explainer on the origin and evolution of these ties.

Ladakh through a bifocal lens: a short zoom-in, zoom-out history
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

Ladakh history: A short primer on the region, its history, and some of the places where Indian soldiers are locked in conflict with the Chinese army.

The military ties that bind India and Nepal
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Both the officers and troops of the 2 neighbours are fiercely proud of their war cry ‘Jai Maha Kali, Ayo Gorkhali’ , the khukri, and their command over Gurkhali language.

Rattan Lal: ‘Soil a living being, can boost farm output, mitigate climate change’
Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Health of the soil is like the health of a human being. Soil is a bank account — you can’t withdraw more than you put in. So look after your soil.

IAF says ‘well prepared, suitably deployed’, analysts say India has geographical advantage in air power
Sun, Jun 21, 2020

Analysts told The Sunday Express that although IAF enjoys a geographical advantage over air power, any decision on its use will have to be taken after careful consideration by the government.

Build global pressure on China, keep talks going: ex-diplomats
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

Terming it PM Narendra Modi’s Nehru moment of 1962, K C Singh, a former diplomat, said China has been planning this incursion for a while but India seems to have been caught by surprise.

Amarinder Singh on LAC showdown: ’20 men need a response… it is an insult to Army’
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

The Punjab Chief Minister said he was against “this policy of appeasement. India must maintain its integrity of territory”.

Why no arms? Congress, Govt battle ahead of meet today
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh too weighed in and sought answers while former Generals that The Indian Express spoke too had their own observations on practices on the Line of Actual Control, clauses in border agreements and the implementation on the ground.

General Bikram Singh: ‘Political efforts shouldn’t lull us into complacency’
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

The former Army chief called for rightsizing the Army with state-of-the-art equipment --- by not only reducing manpower and pruning existing structures but also augmenting manpower and creating new structures where necessary.

Gen V P Malik: ‘Be ready for a long haul if talks don’t yield results’
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Gen Malik, who led the Army in evicting Pakistani intruders from the Kargil heights in 1999, said, “The Chinese occupation was premeditated and it is apparent from their statements that they are in no mood to withdraw.”

Explained: What is unarmed or hand-to-hand combat for armed forces?
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

India-China border dispute: The Indian Army is an armed force and its primary emphasis is on training its personnel in the use of weapons.

Maj Gen (Dr) G G Dwivedi: ‘Right now, Chinese have an edge, we must neutralise it’
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Maj Gen (Dr) G G Dwivedi, who commanded a Jat battalion in this sector in 1992, and was subsequently the defence attaché to China in 1997, said that he is not surprised by the recent Chinese belligerence.

Officer in charge of sector in 2010: China move premeditated
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Calling it wrong to compare these intrusions to Kargil due to the difference in intent, Jaswal said besides talks, the only way forward is to either evict the Chinese or do a quid pro quo by occupying one of their positions.

Himachal CM defends ex-BJP chief: He quit as accused was once close
Tue, Jun 09, 2020

BJP leader Rajeev Bindal, the former Assembly Speaker and five-time MLA, resigned on May 27, a week after the vigilance bureau arrested the state's director of health services, Dr A K Gupta, who is allegedly heard discussing the handover of Rs 5 lakh with another man in the audio clip.

No bigger sin than trying to make money out of pandemic: Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur
Mon, Jun 08, 2020

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur speaks with The Indian Express about his ''swift action'' in the PPE scam, the perception that he was mild, and the recent party survey that ranked Himachal as No 1 among the NDA-ruled states.

How IIT Ropar is honouring the storied past of its location with a modern tribute
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar is a hub of new research and four 41-ft high stone pillars at the entrance of its new campus link this present with its storied past.

The dera by the Beas
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

The third figure in the Ranbaxy brothers’ corporate battle is Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the head of Radha Soami Satsang Beas — among the largest such communes in the world, with 20 mn followers in 90 countries, yet fiercely secretive. The Indian Express on the man and his sect

Explained: The importance of Kartarpur in the Sikh religion
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Kartarpur marks the most significant and constructive phase in the life of Guru Nanak Dev. It was here on the banks of the river Ravi that he laid the foundations of a new faith in a commune he set up.

Kartarpur corridor: The place where Guru Nanak practised and perfected what he preached
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

There’s more to the site in Pak’s Narowal than just the shrine dedicated to the founder of Sikhism

Bridging 72 yrs, 4km: Kartarpur Corridor to mark a new chapter in frayed Indo-Pak ties
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

After many false starts and several last-minute hiccups, the corridor allowing Indian pilgrims access to the shrine in Pakistan where Guru Nanak Dev spent his last days is set to be thrown open a week from now. The Indian Express visits a region defined as much by its Nanak legacy as its place in the subcontinent’s history.

In Dushyant, elders see image of Devi Lal, the youth a kingmaker
Sun, Oct 27, 2019

Dushyant says he learnt the importance of education from Devi Lal. A boarder at Sanawar in Himachal Pradesh, Dushyant remembers returning home on vacation to just one question from his great-grandfather: “How much have you learnt?”

Dushyant Chautala: Old beyond his age, this 31-year-old ‘buddha’ connects with everyone
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Dushyant became the youngest MP in the Lok Sabha at the age of 26 in 2014.

Haryana Results 2019: Local issues versus emotive ones, Hooda’s continuing relevance, rise of Dushyant Chautala
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

In Haryana, the BJP is short of a clear majority. A number of factors were at play in the polls. Here are five takeaways.

Haryana Assembly elections: Dushyant emerges as new Chautala
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

Haryana election results: Dushyant, 31, is the son of Ajay Chautala and grandson of Om Prakash Chautala, both of whom were sentenced in 2013 to 10 years in jail for their role in a teachers’ recruitment scam.

A new Lal: Manohar Lal Khattar holds steady in Haryana
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

A few months ago, BJP won all 10 LS seats and more than half the votes in Haryana. However, it is not this alone that is holding Manohar Lal Khattar steady. From a feeble, divided Opposition to a successful job hiring scheme and appeal of Art 370, The Indian Express travels across the state to find out why BJP is sitting pretty

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