Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicIndia-China standoff

Topic: India-China standoff

Army to set up 3D-printed permanent defences against China at LAC amid infra push

Army has also pushed for massive road & tunnel construction in Ladakh as well as in Arunachal & Sikkim to strengthen its capability to quickly launch an operation and sustain forward troops.

A ‘normal’ LAC won’t end troubles for India. Shift focus to China’s dominance in Asia

Over the last two years, Indian officials have stressed that a multipolar world requires a multipolar Asia. But chasing multipolarity is a useless diversion.

Germany committed to Indo-Pacific but a bit preoccupied with Ukraine, says envoy Ackermann

In an interview to ThePrint, Philipp Ackermann said India does see Ukraine crisis as a violation of international law & order as it is experiencing the same issue on its 'northern border'.

Raising air power violation is China’s mind game. India’s challenge is to call the bluff

India's issue isn't only about providing resources to the armed forces, but that political leadership must move away from sloganeering to outcome-centric on reforms.

Eye on LAC, China plans to build highway through India-claimed Aksai Chin

The expressway could also go near the LAC flashpoint areas of Hot Springs, Depsang Plains & Galwan Valley

Beijing’s 25 fighter jets, upcoming airfields — India-China border row is far from over

At the Shangri-La dialogue, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin accused China of carrying out 'provocative and destabilising military activity near Taiwan'.

Keep India-China ties on ‘right track’, says Chinese envoy, pushes for ‘win-win mentality’

Ambassador Sun Weidong was speaking on 72nd anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties between China & India. The country is keen to have PM Modi visit for BRICS Summit.

Modi govt & armed forces should cut personnel by another 10%, not recruit to fill ‘deficit’

We're using quantity to compensate for quality, and India’s defence budget can't increase too much. Army has a chance to bring about long-term reforms.

Top military commanders take stock of LAC situation, war games likely to fine tune strategies

A meeting is being hosted by Army's Lucknow-based Central Command. Army's Northern & Eastern commanders and IAF's Western & Eastern commanders are taking part.

SubscriberWrites: Ladakh standoff needs strategic intervention. Clarity in communication crucial

In order to solve geopolitical fault lines between India and China, issues have to be addressed in the old fashioned way of traditional diplomacy, writes Jay Desai.

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.