Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicChinese PLA

Topic: Chinese PLA

How fears of Chinese digital espionage ‘got RAW involved in Mauritius, led to snooping scandal’

Allegations that Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth allowed Indian tech team to install equipment for intercepting internet traffic have snowballed into growing political scandal.

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.

India’s nuclear doctrine is useless. Discard no-first-use, say nukes are for China threat

The government has to change its view of nuclear weapons as mere symbols of power and see them as affording India a dynamic military means against China.

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Ladakh standoff cost China more. Look at its ‘chocolate soldiers’, big tech failure

Despite a host of ‘peace agreements’ over the last 3 decades, China’s costs have been mostly intangible but intensely damaging and acute.

China’s Pangong Tso bridge can’t be countered with panic or polemic

India needs a long-term military capacity. But developing such a policy and building consensus will be no small ask for Modi whose public image is built on machismo.

12th India-China Corps Commander talks tomorrow, focus on ‘low-hanging fruits’ Gogra, Hot Springs

The India-China talks are expected to bring progress to the disengagement process in Gogra and Hot Springs, which was agreed upon by both sides last year.

China’s attempt to unilaterally alter LAC status quo responsible for standoff, says India

India's comments come a day after China said its military deployment along the LAC is a normal 'defence arrangement' aimed to respond to actions by the 'relevant' country.

Borders are at the heart of Xi Jinping’s ‘new era’

By escalating the military standoff in Ladakh, the PLA had hoped to keep the crisis restricted to western regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, but India’s response surprised Beijing.

‘Inconsistent with facts’ — China on Gen Rawat’s remark on PLA’s attempt to change status quo

The remarks by China came days after Gen Rawat said India stood firm in preventing a change of status quo on the northern borders and proved it will not get pushed under any pressure.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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