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How China was forced to negotiate Ladakh disengagement with the Army

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Northern Army commander reveals how China was forced to negotiate Ladakh disengagement

The Indian Army’s action to occupy heights on the southern bank Ladakh’s Pangong Tso in August last year forced the People’s Liberation Army to come to the negotiating table, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen. Y.K. Joshi told Snehesh Alex Philip.

What is toolkit? Document key to tech-era protests that has landed Disha, Nikita in trouble

In modern-day protest movements, toolkits have served as the digital equivalent of pamphlets and fliers that helped mobilise protesters, and guide them on the cause and nature of a certain campaign, in less tech-savvy times. But this document has spawned a sedition investigation by the Delhi Police and led to the arrest of a 21-year-old climate activist, Disha Ravi, reports Kairvy Grewal.

‘Farm laws repeal won’t end battle’ — Mo Dhaliwal ‘video’ being probed for Sikh extremism link

A video featuring Canadian national Mo Dhaliwal that links the farmers’ protests with radical Sikh separatist politics is being investigated by the Delhi Police. In the video, Dhaliwal talks about talks about the farmers’ protests and asks his audience to understand “the feeling and emotion that the Khalistan group is bringing to this”, reports Ananya Bhardwaj. 

How does PLA see India’s strategic ambitions? Chinese military document holds clues

In episode 682 of ‘Cut The Clutter’, Shekhar Gupta analysed a Chinese military document to explain how Beijing perceives the evolution of India’s strategic thought. The document traces the evolution of India’s strategic thought — as perceived by China — and gives a broad outline of the People’s Liberation Army’s military strategy.

Why India appears strangely silent on sky-high fuel prices

Six to seven years ago, Indians seemed to be very angry about high fuel prices. In fact, it was one of the reasons that the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-2 government was voted out of power in 2014. However, now, with a middle class that is enraptured by Narendra Modi, a lazy opposition and a media under pressure, there is a distinctive change in public opinion, writes Shivam Vij.

I spent 48 hours on Atmanirbhar Bharat’s own Koo — here’s what I found

With Sushant Singh Rajput justice crusaders, union ministers and Atmanirbhar Bharat claims, Koo is the social media site that every hardcore, patriotic Bharatiya citizen ever wanted. And with 3 million users, it is giving Twitter stiff competition, writes Rachel John.

India’s challenge is to avoid two-front war, but can Modi put politics aside for strategy?

India must break out of strategic triangulation with China and Pakistan but the Modi government, which is the most political government India has seen, will have to decide if it will let domestic electoral politics limit the country’s strategic interests, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s National Interest.

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