Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
Topic1962

Topic: 1962

Chinese threat is unlikely to go away. India needs big plans for LAC to save its land

New Delhi must make the stakes high for the Chinese to take any military action against India and renege signed agreements.

From Nathu La to Galwan, India has been trapped in reaction-mode to China’s aggression

Galwan shows India has been trapped in a reactive posture, always a step behind the Chinese for the last 70 years.

Ladakh standoff shows ‘unwritten’ LAC will continue to be a thorn between India and China

Unlike the LAC, the border between India and Pakistan is delineated on a map, signed by both armies and enjoys international sanctity. That's what India-China need.

Remember Vajpayee-Nehru episode? That is why Congress must let Modi off the hook on China

PM Modi must be let off the hook, not because he deserves to but because not doing so would hurt all of us collectively. Think 1962.

56 years after China war, India still lacks crucial strategic culture

India did not modify its strategy to make optimum use of limited capacity and virtually courted defeat in 1962.

India’s misplaced priorities, shoddy planning & complacency led to 1962 war

Remembering 1962 war with China is good for India’s national security today

Not China, 1962 war called India’s bluff

Ahead of 1962 war, Jawaharlal Nehru panicked and sacrificed strategy for tactical actions

A new book says 1962 wasn’t India’s fault, China started it

‘China’s India War’ by Bertil Lintner released; former Army chief J.J. Singh says China was aware of difficult terrain and fully prepared for the war.

On Camera

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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