Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicChinese military

Topic: Chinese military

China’s attack on Maggar Hill was a ploy. It was meant to pin Indian soldiers back from Rezang La

In ‘The Battle of Rezang La’, Kulpreet Yadav outlines the true story of how 120 Indian soldiers faced 5,000 Chinese soldiers.

India needs to find a sweet spot between ignoring and provoking China

China views India as an inward-looking democracy that has yet to focus on economic or military prowess. New Delhi needs to counter it with hard muscle and economy boost.

China just made a major gain in ‘white area warfare’ in Gulf through agreement with Iran

A greater role in Iran gives China the potential to exploit its investments in Pakistan’s ports and transport routes to Central Asia – countering 'Quad' in the process.

China’s defence budget climbs 6.8%, biggest hike in 2 yrs, amid border tensions with India

The defence spending is expected to increase to $208 bn in the coming year, China said Friday at the start of the annual National People’s Congress meeting in Beijing.

China officially admits 5 PLA officers & soldiers were killed in Galwan Valley clash

The five officers and soldiers stationed in the Karakoram Mountains were recognised for their sacrifice and awarded honours, the Chinese military's official newspaper reported.

US says China military pressure against Taiwan threatens peace

China is using its military muscle to aggressively assert its territorial claims in neighbouring seas, ratcheting up pressure on the island, which Beijing deems a renegade province.

Galwan clash could have been planned by China, US Congress panel report says

The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission says some evidence suggested the Chinese govt had planned the incident, potentially including the possibility of fatalities.

China has more than doubled its military positions at LAC since Doklam, new report says

China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.

Chinese troops yet to return to pre-April positions, Army says LAC disengagement ‘intricate’

In a statement, Army also said both sides have agreed to discuss ‘complete disengagement’ in Ladakh, but the process will require ‘constant verification’.

China rolls out new cheap and lightweight howitzers amid tensions at LAC

The howitzers are designed for rugged terrains and border regions. They also have an edge in engine speed, endurance and flexibility, especially in Himalayan border areas.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
Representational image of bottles of cooking oil at a store on the outskirts of New Delhi | Bloomberg

Why is your tadka getting more & more expensive? Blame India’s reliance on edible oil imports

Indians spending 14% more on edible oil compared to last year. Experts expect a cooldown if no shocks prevail, government says ‘situation under control’.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.
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