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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?”
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 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