Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicAksai Chin

Topic: Aksai Chin

China is trying to establish permanent control over Aksai Chin: Game theory analysis

China is willing to actively support Pakistan under the framework of the Free Trade Agreement. Plans to expand exports to the latter.

China’s new G695 highway across Aksai Chin is a problem. India can’t stay quiet

China has a clear strategy to assert its sovereignty through the management and development of its border areas. Modi govt can't underplay this.

Eye on LAC, China plans to build highway through India-claimed Aksai Chin

The expressway could also go near the LAC flashpoint areas of Hot Springs, Depsang Plains & Galwan Valley

Does Imran Khan’s Gilgit-Baltistan vow mean Pakistan has accepted India’s Article 370 move?

In Gilgit-Baltistan, geography trumps politics. And China, India and Pakistan are in the new Great Game.

Why report on Capt Rajendra Nath’s 1952 expedition to Aksai Chin is classified to this day

In ‘Red Fear’, Iqbal Chand Malhotra writes that former Army chief Gen Cariappa had sent a recon mission to Aksai Chin. Nehru govt never made findings public.

Satellite images reveal continued Chinese military build-up in Tibet and Aksai Chin areas

According to an assessment, Chinese troops appear to be getting ready for long & harsh winters, making the Indian Army cautious about the disengagement process.

Borders aren’t autonomous facts, they can’t be made irrelevant in the world of power-play

Contemporary Indian maps including Aksai Chin were printed only on Nehru’s orders in the 1950s. The Chinese have no better historical claim.

Galwan clash is a turning point as Indian soldiers give Chinese a bloody nose

Indian democracy's chaotic nature rescued PM Modi after his muddled messages from the all-party meeting even as 2 messages from Galwan clash went out into the world.

Ladakh, scenic Himalayan desert at the centre of most fierce India-China conflict in 53 yrs

Ladakh’s barren landscape used to be populated by tourists, until PLA incursion in Galwan Valley and the killing of 20 Indian soldiers turned it into the ground zero of LAC conflict.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.

On Camera

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PM Narendra Modi and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo hold hands during the handover ceremony at the G20 Leaders' Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, on 16 November 2022 | Reuters/Willy Kurniawan/Pool

G20 presidency puts Modi’s India in global spotlight. Expectations are already high

Industry leaders see India’s G20 presidency as something they can benefit from, with CII director general Chandrajit Banerjee saying it's a unique opportunity for businesses.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.