Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicChinese military

Topic: Chinese military

Like Russia, China’s armed forces may be hampered by limited cross-functional experience: US study

Chinese military lacks ‘jointness’ and this can hamper future campaigns. PLA is a conservative institution, with no women in senior position, says study.

A ‘normal’ LAC won’t end troubles for India. Shift focus to China’s dominance in Asia

Over the last two years, Indian officials have stressed that a multipolar world requires a multipolar Asia. But chasing multipolarity is a useless diversion.

Raising air power violation is China’s mind game. India’s challenge is to call the bluff

India's issue isn't only about providing resources to the armed forces, but that political leadership must move away from sloganeering to outcome-centric on reforms.

Chinese response to border stand-off with India is to construct more highways along LAC

Presence of Huawei cellular towers near US missile base in Wyoming has led FBI to start digging into land purchases going back to the Obama administration.

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.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
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.
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