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Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

The dangerous cat-and-mouse game before 1962 War has lesson for counter-attack in 2020

The war in Eastern Ladakh in 1962 was fought in the same areas into which the Chinese PLA has intruded since May 2020.
Representational image of China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: Justin Chin | Bloomberg

India in Ladakh is breaking ‘China is invincible’ myth. Pentagon needs to catch up

It's worth remembering that even as the Soviet Union collapsed, Pentagon’s 1989 report was still extolling its prowess. The talk of China’s ‘rising’ power is a Beijing product.
The US flag is seen next to the Chinese Flag in Beijing

How a Singaporean PhD student became Chinese agent, lured Americans to share information

US authorities allege Yeo was working on directions of Chinese intelligence and targeted US government employees and an Army officer to obtain information.
A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India-China 5th Corps Commander level talks likely next week, focus to be Pangong Lake

This next round of talks comes as China has increased troop deployment in several areas within their territory. 
On July 21, Twitter user @detresfa posted this satellite image, claiming it to be from Shiquanhe in Tibet Autonomous Region where PLA build-up is seen | Photo: Twitter

Satellite images reveal continued Chinese military build-up in Tibet and Aksai Chin areas

According to an assessment, Chinese troops appear to be getting ready for long & harsh winters, making the Indian Army cautious about the disengagement process.
Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass at the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh | Photographer: Biju Boro via Getty Images | Bloomberg

Galwan lesson for Indian soldiers: Don’t wait for orders, just assume them

Indian soldiers and officers on the ground are the best judge of what action to take. They must not let the absence of an 'order' become a ground for ‘inaction’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a cabinet meeting Monday | Photo: ANI

Modi govt’s silence on China gave ‘satellite warriors’ a free run. India will rue the damages

If the LAC crisis prolongs, the satellite warriors will only get better at their interpretations and Modi govt's silence will be seen as capitulation or a cover-up.
A video of Chinese PLA soldiers performing stunts in cars and military trucks has gone viral | Screengrab via Twitter

‘Rohit Shetty films do a better job’ — Chinese army’s car stunts video triggers meme fest

Viral video showing driving skills of Chinese soldiers in military cars & trucks leads to Twitter jokes as Indians say Bollywood films show 'better stunts'.
File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Congress President Rahul Gandhi at Parliament House | PTI

China’s time is over. BJP-Congress only need to see the current crisis through as a team

Xi Jinping may like to believe that modern China is the centre of global power structure. But Covid-19 has poured cold water over all its military and economic calculations.

Pentagon names 20 ‘Communist Chinese military companies’ operating in US, sanctions likely

The list of companies, which includes Huawei, is mandated under the Defense Authorization Act, 1999. No US govt, though, has ever put out the required report.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.