Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: India-China

Between China, climate change & development, Ladakhi nomads are losing grip on their land

With their access to grazing lands reduced due to climate factors and the army's security concerns, the Changpa nomads worry for their livelihood and the health of their livestock.

Hope for stronger counter-terrorism measures under Indian leadership, says SCO’s Chinese chief

In an exclusive interview with ThePrint, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation secretary general Zhang Ming also said the multilateral body was expected to expand during India's tenure as chairman.

No war no peace in PP15 but China wants more in Depsang Plains, Charding-Ninglung Nala

Sumdorong Chu confrontation that happened under Rajiv Gandhi took 9 yrs for status quo restoration; movement on PP15 13 months.

India-China complete disengagement at Hot Springs but stalemate continues in Depsang & Demchok

A temporary buffer zone has been created, just like in other friction points where disengagement took place, so that troops from both sides don’t come face-to-face again.

India, China troops to complete disengagement at PP15 in Gogra-Hot Springs by Monday, says MEA

MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the current disengagement agreement also ensures that the LAC in this area will be 'strictly observed and respected by both sides'.

Ahead of SCO meet, Indian & Chinese troops begin disengagement in Ladakh’s Hot Springs

Disengagement in critical areas such as Depsang Plains and Demchok in Eastern Ladakh is still stuck and is likely to take more time.

China watchers are on the rise in India—from civil servants to scholars to general public

Besides civil servants and academics, there are now open-source enthusiasts, finding clues for China-related developments in satellite imagery and social media.

CCP sets date to ‘elect’ Xi Jinping for third term. And Chinese bloggers congratulate India

Beijing is offering New Delhi pantomime tropes like 'Asia for Asians' and 'Asian century'. China clearly misunderstands India’s interests.

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.

Chinese company ‘sneaking’ voice samples of Indians in border states, US think tank claims

Report alleges that AI company with links to China’s security apparatus is collecting voice data to enable ‘mass surveillance’. Indian security agencies 'looking into it'.

On Camera


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.


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.