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Lessons learnt in Kargil have been put aside to make space for a new methodology of controlling the story from India’s military frontline.
Idea for a Deputy Chief (Strategy) came about during the Doklam crisis when it was felt the Army Headquarters needed closer and direct coordination between its verticals.
According to India, once Thimpu settles the matter with Beijing, it will be “easier” for New Delhi to at least begin talks on the trijunction.
Satellite imagery analysts claimed the village was two kilometres inside Bhutanese territory. The Chinese journalist has since deleted his tweet about the village.
In episode 574 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta tries to understand Chinese President Xi Jinping's motivations behind the Ladakh standoff by decoding Beijing's military strategies.
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.
Experts say these expansions fit into a South China Sea-like strategy, which suggests Beijing plans to aggressively pursue its western territorial claims.
The Chinese efforts to build air defence positions on the eastern section of the LAC come even as tensions with India continue in the western sector in Ladakh.
The standoff between Indian and Chinese militaries continues at Ladakh. India is deploying troops at multiple locations to mirror Chinese deployment.
IAF’s Su 30 MKI jets have been on sorties in Ladakh but they weren’t rushed to Line of Actual Control after 2 Chinese choppers were spotted last week.