Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicDisengagement

Topic: disengagement

China believes its time has come. But here’s what it hasn’t come to terms with yet

At the 13th round of corps commanders-level talks, India 'stuck to its stand' that it's the Chinese who disturbed the status quo last year. But Beijing has only upped the ante.

Modi government’s politics with China is evolving. Gogra disengagement is proof

The Modi government has adopted the correct strategy — swallow the bitter pill of buffer zones and bide our time to challenge China when we are ready.

India must focus on China’s new ‘arms race’ and not get carried away by Gogra disengagement

India is already well within the targeting range of Beijing’s existing missiles. But an arms race is not good at all for Delhi’s own positioning in international relations.

Why India opted for a ‘stand-alone’ agreement with China in Ladakh

It is my assessment that the Chinese issued a direct/indirect threat to go on the offensive in DBO and Gogra-Hot Springs sector.

China changes stance, wants de-escalation before disengagement in Ladakh. India disagrees

De-escalation before disengagement could give China an advantage as it can move troops back much faster than India due to its better infrastructure.

Corps Commander talks ends after 13 hours, India and China discuss further disengagement

Army sources said that the two countries discussed disengagement from remaining friction points, including Gogra heights, Hot Springs and Depsang Plains in the 11th round of talks.

No delay in talks with India to discuss disengagement of troops from eastern Ladakh: China

Amid reports about the likelihood of 11th round of corps commander-level talks, China said India's proposal for restoration of status quo at eastern Ladakh could be discussed.

LAC disengagement done. India, China can now return to old love-hate routine

A month later, it seems that the much-acclaimed first step of disengagement at LAC was only a stand-alone agreement to enable both China and India to claim victory.

On LAC, India partially achieved its political aim. Now, it must go for final settlement

India has forced stalemate on China but must finish the 1959 border business.

India, China must rebuild trust gradually after ‘great negative impact’ of Ladakh, experts say

Analysts say India & China should look for long-term solutions like strategic mutual trust building mechanisms to avoid a repeat of Ladakh stand-off.

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