Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicChinese military

Topic: Chinese military

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.

How India and China stack up in terms of military capability

India has the third highest defence expenditure in the world, but China spends nearly four times more. It also has greater air and naval strength.

How Modi govt plans to reopen schools once lockdown is lifted 

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

China has definitely crossed India’s Lakshman rekha but it won’t lead to 1962 again

Modi govt has brushed China's construction in Doklam under the carpet. Indians have managed to sustain the fiction of ‘victory’ at Doklam.

China increases defence budget to $179 billion, nearly three times that of India

The 2020 China's defence budget continues to see single-digit growth for a fifth consecutive year. It is the lowest growth rate in recent years.

PLA SSF: Why China will be ahead of everyone in future cyber, space or information warfare

The humiliation in the 1996 Taiwan Strait Crisis and the 1999 bombing of Belgrade embassy compelled China to rework its armed forces. Out came SSF in 2015.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.