Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: China

China threat in mind, Army to order another 100 K9 Vajra howitzers from L&T, more to follow

Plan is to eventually have 300 of these guns. Efforts are also on to fast-track remaining trials of indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System.

Who should control Assam Rifles—MoD or MHA? Resolving that will truly end Army’s role in Northeast

It would be erroneous to assume that the Army is no longer responsible for NE counter-insurgency and the DG of Assam Rifles has taken over the entire responsibility.

Here’s how rumours of Xi Jinping’s ‘arrest’ and ‘coup’ started

Far from a ‘coup’, Xi Jinping was stomping out opposition. Within three days, at least six top officials were arrested or sentenced to prison under corruption charges.

Rumours swirl about coup against President Xi Jingping. Wishful thinking, say China experts

For past two days, speculation has been rife about a coup in China. Evidence cited includes reports of cancelled passenger flights and footage of military movement.

Our take on Leicester violence, PFI leaders’ arrest and Cheetah’s return to India— in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

SubscriberWrites: Real war with China lies not at LAC but in Beijing’s intention behind its aggression

India has to counter the LAC threat militarily. But New Delhi must not lose weight on the economic front and take note of the cracks in the 'Chinese wall', writes Col K.L. Viswanathan.

China’s murky web of economic espionage was uncovered by an arrest in Brussels & an iPhone backup

Since the 1990s, America has charged almost 700 people with links to China for economic espionage. But Xu Yanjun’s story is the first one that has made this link explicit.

The Nordic-5 is tired of China’s power-games, and Modi’s India has its eyes out

When China was a country that preferred to be loved, its most sustainable outreach in Europe was to the Nordics. Needless to say, its not the same anymore.

India-China SCO ‘cold war’ shows we have different ideas of normality—military or economic

Perhaps it is time to take a page or two from the Cold War textbooks, suitably translated into an Asian language of choice.

On Camera


The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.