Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
Topic1962 India-China war

Topic: 1962 India-China war

From 1962 to Ukraine—three lessons for India’s non-alignment policy

Like so often in the past, what New Delhi calls strategic autonomy might just be prettified language for ducking hard choices.

India sits on Black Top with Helmet under its boots. A 1962 tactic by China is now likely

For India, it would be naive to celebrate a small operation because China will not respond the way we did for the last four months.

Maharani Gayatri Devi once took on Nehru for the ‘mess’ he made of the 1962 China invasion

In ‘The House of Jaipur’, John Zubrzycki writes about the political and personal lives of India’s golden royal couple, Gayatri Devi and Man Singh.

What PLA’s India specialist officer said in 1962 gives us a clue to how China thinks

Zhang Guozhu communicated the decisions of the Central Military Commission to the frontline troops and hence, was well aware of China’s reasons for the war.

In mountains, China’s military prowess has a vertical limit. 1962 is a half truth

What happens when two competing and nearly comparable military powers like China and India deploy their military might against each other in the Himalayas?

History shows coercion and aggression unsettle PLA. India must look at this option in Ladakh

Whether India’s politico-military establishment is willing to change the narrative, or continue with its restrained response is an acid test for the Modi govt.

Pakistan chuckled while India clashed at LAC. Forgot how China nibbled at its borders too

A serious threat may lead to Beijing hitting the pause button on territorial expansion, but in the long run the slow decadal expansionism will not cease.

As India, China face off again, late Brig Dalvi’s memoir on 1962 reminder of what went wrong

Late Brig J.P. Dalvi fought the 1962 war against China and was taken prisoner of war. His scathing words in his book, Himalayan Blunder, ring aloud on his 100th birth anniversary.

22 Medium Regiment, which took part in 1962 war, completes 100 years of its raising

In the battle of Bum La and Nuranag of 1962, the regiment played a crucial role in the fight against the Chinese. The regiment also participated in World War I and II.

China is on LAC to tell India who the ‘big brother’ is, not to gain territory

Depending on the diplomatic and military response from India, PLA’s means will be calibrated to achieve China’s military aim.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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