Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicEastern Ladakh

Topic: Eastern Ladakh

SubscriberWrites: Ladakh standoff needs strategic intervention. Clarity in communication crucial

In order to solve geopolitical fault lines between India and China, issues have to be addressed in the old fashioned way of traditional diplomacy, writes Jay Desai.

China wants to cement status quo, India wants de-escalation as 14th-round talks begin in Ladakh

Disengagement at Hot Springs could finally happen, but ‘legacy issues’ Depsang and Demchok could take longer, so tensions between India and China are expected to continue.

Amid standoff, Indian and Chinese troops exchange sweets along LAC to mark New Year

The gesture by both sides in eastern Ladakh and North Sikkim came in the midst of tense standoff between the two sides in several friction points in eastern Ladakh since May 2020.

PLA ‘fully rotates’ troops as China & India both beef up presence in eastern Ladakh for winter

Almost all soldiers deployed by PLA at forward points along LAC for the winter are in their early 20s, a move seeking to ensure they can take on harshness of climate.

Army bets on technology & not more troops on ground in Eastern Command to deal with China

The 4 Corps under the Eastern Army Command has set up an integrated surveillance centre manned by soldiers from both the Army and the Air Force which tracks the LAC 24x7.

As India-China talks fail & tensions rise, Delhi concerned about another ‘Galwan-like flare-up’

The coming winter could be difficult for Indian troops, and sources fear that by March-April next year, there could even be fresh bout of violence, including possible use of firearms.

India, China to hold military talks Sunday, focus on disengagement process in eastern Ladakh

The Indian side is expected to seek disengagement as soon as possible in the remaining friction points besides pressing for resolution in Depsang Bulge & Demchok, govt sources said.

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.

12th round of Indo-China military talks done, movement ‘expected’ in Gogra & Hot Springs 

If a ‘graduated disengagement’ is initiated in Gogra and Hot Springs, this would be the third go at it as China had agreed to do it twice last year. 

1962, IPKF to Balakot, Ladakh – India’s record in writing factual military history is poor

The manner in which the Modi govt and military have recorded the surgical strikes, Balakot airstrikes and Ladakh crisis has ensured that no authentic account will be written for posterity.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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