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Rezang La War Memorial, located a few kilometers outside the town of Chushul. | Photo credit: Tiwtter/@NMANEWDELHI

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.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

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.
File photo | People's Liberation Army of China during a military parade | Wikimedia Commons/kremlin.ru

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.
The Chinese national emblem and flags are displayed above the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China | Representational image | Photo: Giulia Marchi | Bloomberg

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.
File image of a Chinese flag and an effigy of President Xi Jinping being burnt during a protest against the Galwan Valley clash, in Kolkata | Representational image | ANI

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.
The Chinese flag (representational image) | Pixabay

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.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

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’.
An Army convoy moves along the Srinagar-Leh National highway, in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir, 17 June, 2020. | PTI

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.

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Bitcoin, Ether tumble as China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

China has brought intense scrutiny on the crypto industry this year amid heightened concerns over risks of fraud, money laundering and excessive energy usage.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the induction of a medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), in Jaisalmer on 9 September 2021| PTI

Rajnath Singh talks ‘lessons’ from Taliban takeover, hits out at ‘irresponsible states’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.
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