Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicDoklam stand-off

Topic: Doklam stand-off

Linking LAC peace with good relations shows India still doesn’t get China

India’s threat to China is simple: show aggression at LAC and pay a cost in worsening ties. But the value of the threat, and hence its credibility, is questionable.

India ‘talking’ to Bhutan as Beijing opens new front with Thimphu along Arunachal border

India believes that the main reason Beijing has opened a new front with Thimphu over the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern Bhutan is to ‘provoke’ New Delhi.

1954 Panchsheel pact to Galwan Valley ‘violence’ — India-China relations in last 7 decades

Monday night's fatalities due to India-China border tension was the first in four decades, but the two countries have had diplomatic stand-offs for over 70 years.

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.

How India and China resolved three major stand-offs in the Modi era

From Chumar in 2014 to Doklam in 2017, Indian and Chinese troops have faced off numerous times over border disputes since Modi came to power.

In Ladakh, like in Doklam, China must learn to deal with the assertive Indian soldier on LAC

By building roads right up to the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, India is changing the rules of the game that China has been unilaterally playing all these years.

Why India won’t take sides on US-China spat over Covid, despite skirmishes in Sikkim-Ladakh

China believes it can write history on its own terms and even avenge it, except the novel coronavirus is reshaping the world in brand new ways.

India should use damaged Brand China, not bash it over Covid like US and Germany

From border to trade to Indian Ocean, there are many other areas of concern India could focus on instead of attacking China over the coronavirus pandemic.

Jaishankar says US wants Pakistan to end terrorism, but Trump has his own plans

What Trump says and what he does are two different things. There are strong reasons to believe that US’ Indo-Pacific strategy stops at the India-Pakistan border.

Operation Juniper — inside story of how Indian Army pushed China back from Doklam

Chinese PLA was taken by surprise when over 300 Indian soldiers walked down and formed a human wall to stop their road construction activities.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.