Krishn Kaushik, The Indian Express

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Past articles by Krishn:

Agnipath recruitment scheme: Why it can help cut the rising salary, pension bill

The government has either allocated or paid more than Rs. 3.3 lakh crore in defence pension since 2020. → Read More

In major policy reform, govt announces ‘Agnipath’ scheme for soldier recruitment

The proposal, which will come into effect immediately, was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security on Tuesday morning. → Read More

Top Sri Lanka official says ‘Modi pressured Rajapaksa to award power project to Adani’; later retracts claim

Ferdinando withdrew his statements soon after, saying he was 'emotional'. Gotabaya’s office also 'vehemently' denied the allegations. → Read More

China hardening positions along India border: US Defence Secretary

“We are seeing (Chinese) vessels plunder the region’s provisions, operating illegally within the territorial waters of other Indo-Pacific countries,” US Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin said. → Read More

India monitors Chinese infra build-up along LAC: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the government is “committed to, and takes all adequate and appropriate measures to safeguard territorial integrity and sovereignty,” as development in recent years has clearly demonstrated. → Read More

Iran Foreign Minister discusses Ukraine, trade with Jaishankar

The Iranian minister also called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Welcoming him Modi “warmly recalled the long-standing civilisational and cultural links between India and Iran” and discussed ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives. → Read More

China infra build-up in area bordering India is alarming: US General

Referring to the military and diplomatic talks to resolve the Ladakh standoff between India and China, General Charles A Flynn said, “I think the talks that are going on are helpful, but behaviour matters here as well.” → Read More

Remarks on Prophet Mohammad: As criticism grows, India rejects OIC’s comments as ‘narrow-minded’

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) had on Sunday expressed its “strong condemnation and denunciation of the recent insults issued by an official in the ruling party”. → Read More

Explained: What China aims to achieve by building a second, bigger bridge on Pangong Tso

The second bridge, which is still under construction, is a permanent structure, sources told The Indian Express. A previous bridge, which came up around January, seemed to have been built to facilitate work on the new one. → Read More

Explained: The Sela Tunnel – importance and the strategic edge it promises

Upon completion, which is likely by the end of this year, the Sela Tunnel above 13,000-ft will boost all-weather connectivity to the Line of Actual Control with China. → Read More

Ladakh standoff shows China intends to keep boundary issue alive, says Army Chief Gen Pande

Pande said that through the dialogue between the Corps Commanders from the two sides, “many friction areas have been resolved after talking to each other.” → Read More

‘Will give Acceptance of Necessity for almost all weapons to Indian industry’: Vice Chief of Army

An Acceptance of Necessity is accorded by the Defence Ministry for a particular weapon system or equipment at the beginning of the procurement process. → Read More

No more jostling on LAC, issues being resolved through hotlines: Northern Army Commander

Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi says India is now negotiating with assertiveness on Ladakh. → Read More

Germany in a dilemma amid calls to do more to stop Russia

Wolfgang Schmidt, who is the head of the Chancellery and Minister for Special Affairs, is one of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s closest aides. → Read More

House Panel seeks non-lapsable fund for defence, flags low R&D spending

In one of its reports submitted Wednesday, the panel said a draft Cabinet note for the constitution of such a fund is under consideration. → Read More

Defence share in total govt spending lowest in 5 years

Since 2017-18, when it was 17.73 per cent of CGE, the defence expenditure in the budget estimates for this financial year has fallen to 13.31 per cent of CGE. → Read More

As fighting intensifies, Indian Embassy in Ukraine to be moved to Poland

PM leads Cabinet Committee on Security meeting; misfired missile also discussed → Read More

Russia-Ukraine crisis: PM Modi speaks to Putin and Zelenskyy, seeks support for quick evacuation

Modi's conversation with Putin, the third since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, lasted 50 minutes. He urged the Russian President to hold direct talks with Zelenskyy in addition to the ongoing negotiations between their teams, sources said. → Read More

‘Stay in bunker, use WhatsApp to coordinate, learn sentences in Russian’: Govt advisory for Indians in Ukraine

The advisory also mentioned that Indian nationals stuck in Ukraine could expect lack of food and electricity, exposure to freezing temperatures, psychological trauma and encounters with armed fighters. → Read More

IAF evacuation ops will continue round the clock; S400 delivery unlikely to be affected, says IAF Vice Chief

Sandeep Singh said that the Air Force has the capacity to send up to four C17 flights every day, and each can accommodate up to 200 people. → Read More