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BSF soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint along a highway leading to Ladakh in Kashmir's Ganderbal district on 17 June 2020

‘Galwan intruders were repulsed’: Govt says Army given free hand to deal with transgressions

Government to ensure border infrastructure work 'will carry on at fast pace', and the military will carry out 'all steps necessary and ensure India’s sovereignty is intact'.
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India wants LAC status quo maintained, China demands India should stop construction activity

Local-level talks going on between Indian & Chinese sides have been described as 'ping-pong game' as there has been a lot of back and forth without any tangible outcome.
Wang Li and Ajit Doval SR dialogue

India, China special representatives talks key to keeping the peace, should continue: Experts

Notwithstanding the recent standoff at Galwan valley, experts believe the SR dialogue mechanism between India and China has helped resolve issues in the past. 
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

Covid showed dependence on China poses all kinds of risks. For India, it’s even greater

Under the ubiquitous 'Make in India’, we targeted a manufacturing growth of 14 per cent over five years. However, the 2020 growth is a paltry 2 per cent.
Wang Li and Ajit Doval SR dialogue

India should use damaged Brand China, not bash it over Covid like US and Germany

From border to trade to Indian Ocean, there are many other areas of concern India could focus on instead of attacking China over the coronavirus pandemic.
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Boundary question only part of China-India relation, need to look beyond: Chinese envoy

Speaking ahead of the Modi-Xi's second informal summit, ambassador Sun Weidong said the uncertainty of the international situation poses common challenges to China and India.
File photo of Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal | Photo : Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Piyush Goyal to skip RCEP trade pact meeting as fear of China mounts

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has cited extension of the Parliament session as reason for skipping the crucial RCEP meet to be held on 2-3 August.
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

India losing trade battle with China — 80% of two-way business last year were imports

For trade relations between India and China to become balanced, Chinese firms must also ‘make in India’ and not just sell to India.
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Can Modi-Xi’s SCO meeting in Qingdao signal a new chapter for India-China ties?

PM Modi met President Xi Jinping at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Qingdao, where he invited the Chinese leader to India for a Wuhan-like informal summit next year. Jinping accepted the invitation.

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.


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As India-China face off again, late Brig Dalvi’s 1962 memoir a reminder of all that went wrong

Late Brig J.P. Dalvi fought the 1962 war against China and was taken prisoner of war. His scathing words in his book, Himalayan Blunder, ring aloud on his 100th birth anniversary.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.