Saturday, 26 November, 2022
Topic1962 war

Topic: 1962 war

Nehru’s 1962 mistake was that he didn’t understand force-diplomacy relationship

1962 was a war of choice by Mao. Blaming India's forward policy is a mistake that analysts and scholars should avoid because it masks China's responsibility for the war.

‘New China’, 1962 War, Galwan soldier—Why India can’t ignore Xi’s writing on the great wall

As Xi Jinping takes stock of the domestic and global situation ahead of his third term as president, his party, economy, and Chinese society could turn into adversaries.

China sets up new Politburo with two members who have India history

Xi Jinping has packed the Politburo Standing Committee with six friends and allies. But there's another 24-member Politburo that is a concern for India.

Harsh terrain, WW2-vintage arms, command issues — why India was unprepared for 1962 China war

Experts also cite Indian political leadership's miscalculation that China wouldn't launch armed response to Nehru's 'Forward Policy' as a factor in India's unpreparedness for war.

Bayonets, Gorkha Khukris & hands: How Indian soldiers tried to defend Chushul during 1962 war

Chushul was a central flashpoint in the Sino-Indian war of 1962. Despite odds in China’s favour, Indian troops gave a tough fight and made it a close contest

It’s a myth IAF wasn’t used in 1962 War. Helicopter and transport fleets were deeply involved

On the 60th anniversary of the 1962 War, let's commemorate the stupendous effort of the IAF’s transport aircraft fleet and the fledgling helicopter units who never got their due.

Indian policymakers overread 1962 Chinese threat, could’ve pulled out from the brink

In 'Power Shift', Zorawar Singh Daulet says the 1962 India-China war couldn't be pinned down to one cause. Here he gives a panoramic geopolitical perspective.

Fight today not with Congress, but with China – When Jana Sangh supported Nehru

In 'The Rise of the BJP', Bhupender Yadav and Ila Patnaik write how the Jana Sangh tried to draw the government’s attention to Chineseadventurism across the Indo-China border in 1962.

From WW-II to 1965 victory against Pakistan, the legacy of IAF’s only 5-star officer Arjan Singh

Marshal Singh’s service to the force will remain a hallmark in India’s and the subcontinent’s military history. A look at his life and achievements on his 103rd birth anniversary.

RSS concern about China has moved from security to economy. Cultural links don’t count

RSS' views on China have been long overlooked even as they undergo change during the Narendra Modi's leadership.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.