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File photo of China's foreign minister Wang Yi | Photographer: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Foreign Ministers meet open to all South Asian countries, including India, says Wang Yi

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are invited to the virtual meet hosted by China, while India, Maldives and Bhutan are conspicuously absent from the event.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

Why India’s complete economic disengagement from China is unrealistic

If India hopes to implement infra projects in the neighbourhood to restrain China, it will have to create management groups to support diplomats on the ground.
Representational image of an Indian Army convoy moving through Ladakh | Photo: ANI

China changes stance, wants de-escalation before disengagement in Ladakh. India disagrees

De-escalation before disengagement could give China an advantage as it can move troops back much faster than India due to its better infrastructure.
Chinese PLA troops dismantling temporary structures erected near the Pangong Tso and marching back | Photo released by Indian Army

India, China to convene 11th round of military talks on LAC disengagement at early date

During an 'in-depth' discussion, the MEA said the two sides agreed to maintain close communication and dialogue through both the diplomatic and military channels.
Foreign policy analyst and China expert C. Raja Mohan | Photo: Commons

India has reason to be anxious about China stance on J&K — foreign policy analyst Raja Mohan

C. Raja Mohan says underneath the principle of India-China non-intervention lies mutual concerns about issues relating to territorial sovereignty.
Indian and Chinese armoured columns pulling back from Rechin La on the southern side of Pangong Tso Wednesday | Credit: Army

How India stood its ground and forced China to end Pangong Tso aggression

China’s realisation that India won’t back down — that this stand-off could last longer than it calculated — was a key factor in forcing Beijing to agree to disengagement at Pangong Tso.
Sanjay Chadha while addressing the 13th All India Conference of China Studies | YouTube | Institute of Chinese Studies Delhi

China still India’s largest source of import for many critical sectors, says top govt official

Sanjay Chadha, Additional Secretary, Commerce, however, also says competition with Beijing is likely to increase as India starts looking at 'supply-chain resilience',
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | File photo: ANI

China’s ‘duality of cooperation & competition’ was evident before LAC standoff — Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar tells gathering of China experts that relations are ‘profoundly disturbed’, but gives eight broad propositions to repair them.

India & China in close communication to ensure complete disengagement along LAC, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava says communication is taking place through diplomatic & military channels to decide on the next senior commanders’ meeting.
A man is silhouetted as he sits on a wall at the top of Bibi Mahru Hill in Kabul

China can choose stability over spies. Or get shamed and singed in Afghanistan

Various factors have dictated Chinese operations in Afghanistan over the years. But with India back in the Afghan game after decades, China would do well to take stock of the new threats.

On Camera

SMS sent, no. of people registered, poetry — India’s health minister is busy this pandemic

You want data? Dr Harsh Vardhan’s Twitter timeline will drown you in it — from number of SMS’ sent via CoWin to number of vaccines sent to states.

Petrol, diesel prices rise after 2-day pause, petrol crosses Rs 100-mark in Maharashtra

This was the fifth increase in prices since 4 May, when the state-owned oil firms ended an 18-hiatus in rate revision during assembly elections in states like West Bengal.

Defence

Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Gen Rawat and Lt Gen Anil Puri | ThePrint

With formal appointments in, this is how the Department of Military Affairs will function

With uniformed officers being given joint secretary ranks, all files will no longer need to be moved to the Secretary of Dept of Military Affairs for decisions.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.