Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: India-China

Gen Naravane’s legacy can only be understood over time. But it’s altered LAC dynamics forever

Gen Naravane is both a dove and a hawk, depending on the issue. This was because, at the end of the day, he was, and is, a “quintessential Army man”.

‘Rising Star’ to ‘Red Roulette’ — Here is what you need to read on China

Domain expert Aadil Brar brings you a shortlist of books and papers you need to understand Chinese society and external relations.

Japan-Australia pact shows others can move on without India in Quad

India continues to harbour the illusion that more partners are better than deeper partnerships. This makes creating a regional balance against China more difficult.

India against third-party mediation in talks with China, military on alert ‘for any eventuality’

The 14th round of military talks between India and China are scheduled to be held on 12 January to ease tensions that erupted between the two sides in April 2020.

Quad partnership a ‘real, contemporary arrangement’ to look at present issues, says Jaishankar

Speaking at Global Technology Summit 2021, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar said the outcomes of the Quad are 'practical subjects, which will make a difference'.

India assessing trade ties with China to protect economy from vulnerability: Shringla

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said India needs to evaluate ties with China in supply chains, investment tie-ups & technology keeping with its larger strategic and security interests.

Chinese media claims PLA flew H-6K bomber near India border, gets called out for disinformation

A report by Chinese state TV claimed the PLA Air Force flew the bomber near India's territory but experts say unlikely it was flown in the area any time recently.

Onus not on India to be friendly and keep peace with China, says former envoy Bambawale

Gautam Bambawale says the reason the Chinese were able to undertake 'military adventurism' in eastern Ladakh is because there is 'asymmetry' between India and China.

Congress asks PM Modi to end ‘silence’ on Chinese ‘intrusion’ in Arunachal Pradesh

The party also accused BJP of giving national security lessons to the entire country while digressing from the serious issue that affected India's integrity and sovereignty.

Irresponsible nations with hegemonic tendencies twisting definition of UNCLOS, says Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is being repeatedly weakened by by some nations arbitrarily interpreting its definition.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.


The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

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.