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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.
Representational image of a Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier at a base in Qinyang, China

4, 9 or 14? Even China ‘isn’t sure’ how many PLA soldiers died in Galwan Valley

During talks with India, Chinese officials have — unofficially — given contradictory figures for their Galwan clash casualties. China has officially acknowledged 4 deaths.
Indian Army Captain from Manipur who 'pushed back' Chinese soldiers at Galwan Valley | Twitter | @NBirenSingh

China video on last year’s Galwan clashes turns this Manipuri Army captain into a hero

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Screengrab of video released by Chinese state media of the Galwan clashes | Chinese state media

Grief, anger flood China’s Weibo after revelation of country losing 4 soldiers in Galwan 

Users on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, also flooded the Indian Embassy’s account with angry messages. 

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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken | Photo: Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

Blinken can clear air on India’s Af-Pak dilemma, but Modi-Jaishankar need the Middle Path

Even if the US is looking at the cases of sedition and infringement of freedoms under Modi govt, it will hardly seek to antagonise India. For the moment, Modi’s China gamble has paid off.

IMF lowers India’s GDP forecast to 9.5% for FY22 in view of ‘severe’ setback caused by 2nd wave

IMF slashes India's growth forecast by 3 percentage points in July World Economic Outlook report from April forecast of 12.5%, but raises 2022-23 forecast to 8.5%.

Defence

File photo | A contingent of the Indian Army showcase their skills on Army Day, in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India, Russia to hold 13-day mega military drill to counter terror operations in Volgograd

The 12th edition of Indo-Russia joint exercise 'Indra-21' will strengthen bilateral security cooperation & reinforce the longstanding bond between the two nations, Indian Army said.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.