Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicIndia-China stand-off

Topic: India-China stand-off

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

China intends to keep ‘boundary issue’ alive with India, says Army Chief Gen Pande

Gen Manoj Pande said that while India’s intention was to restore the status quo ante as of April 2020 & to re-establish trust at the LAC, it cannot be a 'one-way affair'.

China completes Pangong Tso bridge, now making road to link Tibet garrison, satellite images show

Bridge will cut down 180-km loop from Chinese-held Khurnak to south bank via PLA garrison. Built to counter operations like Indian Army's capture of dominating heights in 2020.

China wants to cement status quo, India wants de-escalation as 14th-round talks begin in Ladakh

Disengagement at Hot Springs could finally happen, but ‘legacy issues’ Depsang and Demchok could take longer, so tensions between India and China are expected to continue.

China building bridge over Pangong Tso on its territory to counter possible Indian Army ops

The bridge, which is under construction, will cut down a 180 km loop from China’s Khurnak to the southern banks of Pangong Tso through Rudok.

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Chinese media claims PLA flew H-6K bomber near India border, gets called out for disinformation

A report by Chinese state TV claimed the PLA Air Force flew the bomber near India's territory but experts say unlikely it was flown in the area any time recently.

‘Admit truth on Chinese occupation’ –– Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi over border row

The former Congress president has been questioning the government over the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, especially after the standoff in eastern Ladakh.

India-China hold another round of diplomatic talks, but disengagement still not in sight

At the virtual diplomatic-level talks under the WMCC framework Thursday, New Delhi and Beijing decided to hold the next round of dialogue between military commanders soon.

LAC stand-off gave China ‘valuable operational and tactical experience’: US military report

Assessment part of US Department of Defense’s annual report to the Congress on Chinese military power, titled ‘Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China’.

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Vehicles travel along near-empty roads during a lockdown due to Covid in Shanghai, China | Representational image | Bloomberg

China’s economy slump shows no sign of bottoming out in May

The weakness in the gauge — the worst since the early months of the pandemic — reflects the lingering effects of large-scale lockdowns despite recent progress toward reopening.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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