Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicGalwan Valley

Topic: Galwan Valley

Eye on LAC, China plans to build highway through India-claimed Aksai Chin

The expressway could also go near the LAC flashpoint areas of Hot Springs, Depsang Plains & Galwan Valley

Northern Army Commander visits Galwan, Army tweets rare pictures with tricolour

This is the first time the Army has released photographs of a top officer visiting the Galwan Valley, which had witnessed a deadly clash between Indian and Chinese troops in June 2020.

India and China share a grey relationship. It all hinges on ‘waiting for the right time’

The Klaxon report on PLA's Galwan Valley deaths gives India enough ammunition to slam China. But its silence is both simple and complicated.

India shuns Beijing Winter Olympics, condemns China move to pick Galwan soldier for torch relay

MEA says Acquino Vimal, Charge d’affaires at the Embassy of India in China, will not be attending the traditional opening or closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.

Rahul Gandhi’s nation-vs-union of states speech was unnecessary. It got lost in translation

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Ladakh standoff cost China more. Look at its ‘chocolate soldiers’, big tech failure

Despite a host of ‘peace agreements’ over the last 3 decades, China’s costs have been mostly intangible but intensely damaging and acute.

These Chinese fears about India ‘choking’ key road are holding up Hot Springs disengagement

A 13-hour meeting of Indian and Chinese military commanders held last week ended without an agreement, and further talks are expected to be held.

China’s Pangong Tso bridge can’t be countered with panic or polemic

India needs a long-term military capacity. But developing such a policy and building consensus will be no small ask for Modi whose public image is built on machismo.

Army shares photos of tricolour at Galwan on 1 Jan, days after China unfurled flag near LAC

The Indian and Chinese troops exchanged sweets and greetings on 1st January. However, Chinese media played up PLA’s hoisting of the national flag, which appeared to be near Galwan.

Chinese citizens gushed over Galwan valley on Weibo, Indian Army-PLA sweet exchange on Baidu

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

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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