Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicIndia-China stand-off

Topic: India-China stand-off

India says China border law a ‘concern’, asks Beijing not use it to alter border situation

China passed ‘Land Border Law of the People's Republic of China’ on 23 October. The law deals with managing China’s land borders with greater firmness. India calls it 'unilateral'.

As trust deficit lingers, India & China prepare for another harsh winter deployment in Ladakh

Forward deployment to continue even though India & China are expected to make forward movement in Hot Springs, last unresolved face-off site, during next corps commander talks.

India hits back after China’s Galwan Valley barb, calls out Beijing for ‘provocative behaviour’

China's foreign ministry said Friday that the Galwan Valley incident was caused by the ‘Indian side’s illegal trespass of the LAC to encroach on Chinese territory’.

Modi government’s politics with China is evolving. Gogra disengagement is proof

The Modi government has adopted the correct strategy — swallow the bitter pill of buffer zones and bide our time to challenge China when we are ready.

India & China finally disengage in Gogra, temporary structures removed, ‘buffer zone made’

The development comes days after 12th round of corps-commander-level talks between India & China, which were held on 31 July on Chinese side of the LAC.

Defence ministry extends emergency powers to armed forces as India-China stand-off continues

Anti-drone systems, HAMMER weapon systems for Rafale jets are among major capital procurements under emergency powers.

India, China not in nuclear arms race, got them with different objectives: Jaishankar in Moscow

Addressing a think tank in Moscow, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said Ladakh standoff has ‘disturbed’ the foundation of India-China ties in the past year.

Why Modi govt is suddenly ‘looking west’, talking to the Taliban and Pakistan

Talks with Taliban, J&K leaders, thaw with Pakistan are strategic imperatives for Modi govt. It can’t covet US as Quad ally in the east & work at counter-purposes with them in the west.

TikTok ‘definitely hopeful’ India ban will be lifted, in talks with govt to resume operations

TikTok is hoping it can open up in India again, giving back creators their platform for content, but experts say New Delhi is unlikely to roll back the ban.

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.

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A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

Quiet conviction of 26/11 mastermind Sajid Mir shows Pakistan’s flimsy terror crackdown

LeT’s 26/11 operational head Sajid Mir was secretly tried and convicted last week, days before Pakistan’s fate is decided by terror-finance watchdog FATF.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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