Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicIndia-China stand-off

Topic: India-China stand-off

China’s military recruiting jobless Tibetans on border to form ‘volunteer militia’: Intel reports

Intel inputs say the Chinese PLA and police authorities are recruiting the unemployed youth from Yadong county, located opposite Sikkim, and other neighbouring areas in the region.

A year since Galwan, IAF remains battle-ready in Ladakh with missiles, radars & fighter jets

In weeks before Galwan Valley clash, IAF had helped deploy Army personnel and equipment to Ladakh, besides bringing in winter stocks for the additional soldiers posted there.

Army buys 17 boats to move troops faster at Pangong Tso amid India-China stalemate at LAC

The 35-foot-long boats currently are not fitted with any weapons, but can be equipped with light weapons according to any future requirement.

Encouraged by India, China focusing on disengagement efforts, says Russia

Deputy Chief of the Russian mission Roman Babushkin said Russia encourages both sides in advancing their ties at common multilateral platforms like BRICS, SCO and RIC.

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.

These are the key changes Army has made in Ladakh to counter China in summer

With disengagement still incomplete in some areas almost a year since LAC stand-off began, Army is ensuring there are ‘adequate’ troops in Ladakh.

Disengagement in rest of eastern Ladakh will ‘take time’, but India ‘satisfied’ with China talks

Following the latest Corps Commander meet, India says 'situation is perfectly fine' but notes that complete disengagement will be a tedious, long process.

Pangong Tso done but China dragging its feet on disengagement at other Ladakh friction points

Since last year, India & China have completed disengagement at Galwan Valley, where a clash left 20 Indian soldiers dead in June, and Pangong Tso, the latter executed earlier this year.

Ladakh not just military affair, affects other interests too, says ex-envoy to China Bambawale

Former Indian diplomat Gautam Bambawale says India can’t decouple trade, investment etc. from the kind of political and military exchanges it has with China.

Buy weapons from us, India says as it pushes exports to compete with China in neighbourhood

Modi govt is learnt to have decided to present itself as an ‘alternative to China’ in providing quality defence items to nations in Indian Ocean Region, ASEAN.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

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The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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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