Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicIndia-China standoff

Topic: India-China standoff

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.

India shuns Beijing Winter Olympics, condemns China move to pick Galwan soldier for torch relay

MEA says Acquino Vimal, Charge d’affaires at the Embassy of India in China, will not be attending the traditional opening or closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.

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.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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