Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicChina India standoff

Topic: China India standoff

India adds punch to its firepower against China and a mix of defensive-offensive strategy

India has set up a series of Integrated Defended Locations along LAC, under which focus is to disarm enemy offensive through mix of layered underground bunkers, minefields & other equipment.

Will continue discussions with China to resolve remaining issues along LAC, says govt

Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister V Muraleedharan said the objective is to disengage from all friction points and restore peace in the India-China border areas.

Indian govt bans 59 Chinese apps, here are local alternatives to choose from

While the move has received criticism from within the country, many have highlighted that this is an opportunity for Indian alternatives to shine.

Modi-Xi Jinping’s ‘yoga poses’, and BJP IT cell’s ‘eclipse’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

LAC tensions: ‘India firm, won’t step back’ says TOI ‘China ups rhetoric’- Mint

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

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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