Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicGalwan

Topic: Galwan

Modi-Xi summits couldn’t stop India-China ‘strategic mistrust’, says ex-foreign secy Nirupama Rao

Nirupama Menon Rao, also former envoy to China & US, said Galwan incident impacted bilateral ties, but it won't be easy for India to go for 'surgical decoupling' with China.

India should presume that China negotiates to deceive, says former foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale

Tibet is the central point in India-China relations said Gokhale while discussing his book 'The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India'

In dealing with China, India must address this fundamental contradiction

New Delhi needs clarity of thought and a national consensus on China. In the coming days, it will have to take a leaf out of the Chinese playbook.

More Galwans ahead? India doesn’t need to panic, yet

The seven years before Galwan saw a series of confrontations between Indian Army and PLA. Military and geography are on our side.

Borders are at the heart of Xi Jinping’s ‘new era’

By escalating the military standoff in Ladakh, the PLA had hoped to keep the crisis restricted to western regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, but India’s response surprised Beijing.

One year since Galwan, India should wait and watch, but keep the powder dry

At the LAC, it is unlikely that China will withdraw beyond a point. Neither will India.

India seeks ‘essential two-way travel’ to China, raises concern over denial of visas

According to MEA, even the Indian nationals who want to visit China and have met Beijing's vaccination criteria haven’t been given visas yet.

Kargil Congress Councillor ‘demeaned armed forces’ but didn’t commit sedition, says J&K HC

LAHDC-K Councillor Zakir Hussain was charged with sedition and other offences under IPC in June last year for his comments on the Indian Army.

Meet Galwan, Rezang, Daulat, ITBP’s K9 warrior pups named after strategic locations along LAC

A video from the naming ceremony shows the pups being carried by servicemen and adorned with a red and green collar. They were knighted with a sword.

India has forced a stalemate in Ladakh. That’s a defeat for China

China will seek to clinch a disengagement agreement to achieve its political aim. India shouldn’t be in a hurry to agree to disengage or deescalate.

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Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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