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Chinese PLA troops dismantling temporary structures erected near the Pangong Tso and marching back | Photo released by Indian Army

India says China border law a ‘concern’, asks Beijing not use it to alter border situation

China passed ‘Land Border Law of the People's Republic of China’ on 23 October. The law deals with managing China’s land borders with greater firmness. India calls it 'unilateral'.
A Chinese national flag flies from a ferry on the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

China sees ‘snub’ to India in Bhutan agreement. And Chinese are mocking Ajay Devgn

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | Representational image | By special arrangement

India hits back after China’s Galwan Valley barb, calls out Beijing for ‘provocative behaviour’

China's foreign ministry said Friday that the Galwan Valley incident was caused by the ‘Indian side’s illegal trespass of the LAC to encroach on Chinese territory’.

China ready to seek ‘mutually acceptable solution’ for ‘urgent’ matters: Wang to Jaishankar

During an hour-long in-person meeting in Dushanbe, Jaishankar also told his Chinese counterpart that any unilateral change in the status quo along LAC was 'unacceptable' to India.
File photo of India's former foreign secretary Shyam Saran | Photo: Special arrangement

China continues with LAC stand-off to show India who is the stronger power: Shyam Saran

Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran says Beijing wants all Asian countries to recognise that the ‘hierarchy’ in Asia is headed by China, or face consequences.
File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh | ANI

A year since Galwan, China drags its feet on disengagement at four friction points in Ladakh

The last Corps Commander-level meeting between the two countries on 9 April had ended in a stalemate, with China first wanting de-escalation, rather than disengagement at the friction points.
A Rafale fighter jet of the IAF seen flying in Leh last month | ANI

A year since Galwan, IAF remains battle-ready in Ladakh with missiles, radars & fighter jets

In weeks before Galwan Valley clash, IAF had helped deploy Army personnel and equipment to Ladakh, besides bringing in winter stocks for the additional soldiers posted there.
Gautam Bambawale, former Indian envoy to China | By special arrangement

China unlikely to give up LAC ‘gains’, ties with India to only deteriorate: Ex-envoy Bambawale

Gautam Bambawale, former Indian ambassador to China, tells ThePrint India needs to build strong coalitions, like the Quad, to face the military coercion China is attempting in eastern Ladakh.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi (file photo) | Twitter/@ANI

As Galwan anniversary approaches, MEA says disengagement along LAC ‘remains unfinished’

Ministry of External Affairs Thursday said that while the disengagement process remains incomplete, the two sides have decided to avoid ‘any new incidents’ in the interim period. 
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses troops at the Pangong Tso in Ladakh Friday | Photo: ANI

Year after first big India-China clash in Ladakh, tensions linger. This is how it all began

China-India tensions began in late April last year when the Chinese objected to India’s construction of footbridges in Galwan Valley but the first major clash was on 18 May 2020.
A file photo of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai | Photo: Commons

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.