Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Bhutan

China’s troop buildup in Doklam is to tell Bhutan: ‘India can’t protect you, only we can’

ThePrint has noted that Doklam now has helipads, housing for 1,800 troops, artillery, communication trenches & air defence. It is not a temporary station.

NSA Doval quietly visits Bhutan, reviews strategy amid Doklam build-up

PM Modi expected to visit Bhutan this year as India steps up reach-out, even as China pushes for a boundary deal with Himalayan nation.

Doklam proves China is biggest diplomatic challenge for India: Shyam Saran

Ex-foreign secretary Shyam Saran says just like in Doklam, the Chinese use small but incremental moves to exert power, and the dilemma is when...

Global Pulse: Bhutan’s balancing act, German party wants to defeat nativism with humour

While Doklam is diffused, it may well propel Bhutan out of its overreliance on India.

Doklam standoff ends: India did a lot right, but needs to prepare

The Doklam standoff might have ended peacefully but India needs to introspect and prepare for the next such event.

Hamburg to Xiamen: The Doklam breakthrough was achieved Bric by Bric

ThePrint reveals how a breakthrough in talks between India and China were achieved after 10 weeks of negotiations

Exclusive: China builds bridge on disputed stream in Demchok, hill council alarmed

Hill council chairman says herders asked to leave but bridge at Nelung Nala very serious

Vajpayee showed us how to deal with China’s one slice at-a-time policy

This long-term Chinese strategy is best exemplified by the Middle Kingdom’s step-by-step encroachments into the sea between Vietnam and the Philippines. Manvendra Singh

Talk Point: Can Doklam be contained? Will the tensions go beyond Doklam?

Indian and Chinese soldiers are locked in their longest border face-off in decades in the Doklam tri-junction area.

No rhetoric please! BJP puts a lid on comments on China stand-off

The ruling party has directed its central leadership to “refrain” from making any comments on the border confrontation with China. PRAGYA KAUSHIKA

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.