Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicGalwan standoff

Topic: galwan standoff

China appoints Gen Wang Haijiang as new army commander to lead troops along Indian border

Gen Wang is the fourth commander to head the Western Theatre Command after the eastern Ladakh standoff that began in May last year.

What does the future of India-China ties look like? 8 experts speak

As the disengagement process continues between India and China in Ladakh, experts weigh in on the future of the two countries' bilateral ties.

43% Indians did not buy ‘Made in China’ products since Galwan clash last year, survey says

A LocalCircles survey released Tuesday found that out of those who did buy Chinese-made items, 60% said they only bought only one or two items.

Col Santosh Babu posthumously awarded Mahavir Chakra for Galwan, 5 others named for Vir Chakra

20 Army personnel laid down their lives in the fierce combat on 15 June, 2020 in Galwan Valley, an incident that marked the most serious military conflicts between India and China.

No change in India’s position on LAC, both sides looking at ‘complex disengagement’

India, China will keep watch on each other to see how much disengagement is being done. This will entail daily hotline talks at Chushul-Moldo meeting point in Ladakh.

How India is becoming an unlikely Asian hotspot for mergers & acquisitions

Thanks largely to $15 billion of investments in Jio, India accounts for more than 12% of announced deals in the Asia Pacific region so far this year.

BJP leader Kapil Mishra shares ‘report’ claiming 100 Chinese soldiers died in Galwan

The report, riddled with spelling and factual errors, was published on kreately.in, which is a website where anyone can sign up and post. 

Pakistan pressurised to review its China policy after Galwan clash

The first indication of what awaits Pakistan for its blind support to China was the manner in which the EU banned Pakistan International Airlines from landing in Europe.

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.

India & China discuss border affairs, agree to resolve LAC stand-off ‘expeditiously’

In a virtual meeting, Indian and Chinese diplomats agreed to follow the disengagement understanding reached between military commanders on 6 June.

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Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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