Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicGalwan Clash

Topic: Galwan Clash

India prepares for late-night military talks with China, and Beijing glams up Galwan survivor

While Xi Jinping is feeling confident about the CCP's work in Xinjiang, Beijing's geopolitical game in the Pacific is slowly unfolding.

Wang Yi’s India visit was China trying to return to diplomatic status quo, says MIT prof Fravel

M. Taylor Fravel, China expert at MIT, says Beijing is now trying to establish 'common ground' with India as New Delhi has not called out Moscow over its Ukraine invasion.

Shouldn’t turn ‘New Year’s sweets into bullets’, Chinese paper hits out at India’s Opposition

In an editorial, The Global Times praised the exchange of sweets between Chinese and Indian soldiers on New Year & blamed India's Opposition for turning 'sweets into bullets'.

China wants to tame Internet algorithms. It’s all about national security

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

China revises Galwan Valley clash toll to 5, says PLA troops were ‘besieged’

China's state-run Xinhua news agency said that 'several soldiers were besieged including regimental commander Qi Fabao.'

Chinese army realised it needs better training, preparation after Galwan clash: CDS Rawat

General Rawat said India had to keep a watch on all activities of China in the region and Indian soldiers are very adept in fighting in the region, unlike Chinese PLA.

TV news relived ‘Sushant, one year later’. But Galwan anniversary coverage disappointing

TV news revisiting SSR’s death a year later shows their inability to look into the mirror and recognise themselves as key players in the case.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

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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