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The trouble at Depsang Plains, a 972-sq-km stretch strategically and geographically important for India, predates the current LAC crisis.
In #CutTheClutter episode 570, Shekhar Gupta explains strategic importance of Depsang Plains, Daulat Beg Oldie & answers the important question — has China occupied territory in India?
Speaking in Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says there is a difference between what China says and its actions on the ground.
While the Narendra Modi govt has shown its willingness to negotiate, will its domestic compulsions allow it to progress with talks towards logical conclusion?
In episode 568 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses key takeaways from Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's speech in Parliament Tuesday.
In a letter to Sachin Tendulkar, the Confederation of All India Traders urged him to reject the offer as India is ‘undergoing a faceoff with China’.
Former 14 Corps commander Lt Gen PJS Pannu (retd) told ThePrint that India is now in a much better strategic position, than when tensions began, on both banks of the Pangong Tso.
Though India & China have 5 border pacts, dating back to 1993, China has violated these in the Ladakh standoff. Experts warn that new measures shouldn’t limit India’s border activities.
New roads, expected to aid faster military movement, are over and above the 73 India-China Border Roads already planned. Alternate road to DBO through Sasser La remains top priority.
At Moscow meet, foreign ministers Jaishankar and Wang Yi agree to ‘expedite’ work on new confidence building measures once Ladakh tensions ease.