Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicIndia-China standoff

Topic: India-China standoff

Hot Springs in focus at India-China talks this week, not ‘legacy issues’ Depsang & Demchok

With new commanders on both sides and after a significant gap without military escalation, sources are hopeful of progress at the 14th round of talks, scheduled for Wednesday.

Amid standoff, Indian and Chinese troops exchange sweets along LAC to mark New Year

The gesture by both sides in eastern Ladakh and North Sikkim came in the midst of tense standoff between the two sides in several friction points in eastern Ladakh since May 2020.

260 ITBP personnel get special operation medal for service during LAC stand-off with China

The home ministry issued a notification naming a total of 397 personnel from various state police and central forces for the Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal award.

China passes new law on protection of land border areas amid military standoff with India

India and Bhutan are the two countries with which China is yet to finalise the border agreements, while Beijing resolved the boundary disputes with 12 other neighbours.

As India-China talks fail & tensions rise, Delhi concerned about another ‘Galwan-like flare-up’

The coming winter could be difficult for Indian troops, and sources fear that by March-April next year, there could even be fresh bout of violence, including possible use of firearms.

China’s attack on Maggar Hill was a ploy. It was meant to pin Indian soldiers back from Rezang La

In ‘The Battle of Rezang La’, Kulpreet Yadav outlines the true story of how 120 Indian soldiers faced 5,000 Chinese soldiers.

If India contests China’s Asian dominance, there will be no let-up in tensions: Shyam Saran

Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran says that as long as the power gap between India & China expands, it will be difficult to change the ‘strategic calculus’ driving Beijing’s policies today.

Trials in Ladakh a success, Army looks at ordering 40 more K9 Vajra howitzers for mountains

Private defence firm Larsen and Toubro (L&T) had in February successfully completed the order for 100 Vajras, which were placed by the Army in 2017.

12th round of Indo-China military talks done, movement ‘expected’ in Gogra & Hot Springs 

If a ‘graduated disengagement’ is initiated in Gogra and Hot Springs, this would be the third go at it as China had agreed to do it twice last year. 

To deal with China on LAC, India must downsize and restructure the armed forces

Converting the LAC into LoC will only drain India’s resources and stymie modernisation.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

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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