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    China one removed, MoD drops all reports since 2017

    Written by Krishn Kaushik
    | Delhi |

    Updated: October 8, 2020 7:13:18 am

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    The report for April and May did not mention Chinese aggression, but it did point to the crisis along the without going into specifics. (Twitter/Rajnath Singh)

    After taking down a monthly report which spoke of “unilateral aggression” by China in Ladakh, the Ministry of Defence has removed from its website all monthly reports since 2017.

    These include those relating to the period of the Doklam crisis in 2017 which hadn't mentioned the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops.

    The Ministry of Defence did not respond to queries from The Indian Express on the removal of the monthly reports of the Department of Defence, but sources in the Ministry said the earlier reports will be back on the website “soon”, “likely within October”.

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    Sources indicated that the internal mechanism for preparation and sharing it publicly is being cleaned up to make them more “comprehensive” rather than being a list of received from each arm of the Ministry.

    Each report, sources said, goes past senior officials before it is made public. These reports are usually silent on major operations – for example, the Balakot air strike, the…

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