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File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

Stand-off in Ladakh: Army matching wits with China, on every step

The border in eastern Ladakh has been tense since earlier this month, the tensions precipitated by Chinese objections to Indian construction activity within Indian territory. 
File photo of Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli | PTI

Not Nepal map, the real conflict is within KP Oli’s Communist Party

Fissures are visible in Nepal Communist Party and the government in Kathmandu. Sooner or later, parties supporting PM Oli will press their demand for a change in leadership.
China was unhappy about a road built near the LAC in Ladakh by India's Border Roads Organisation (representational image) | Photo: Commons

India dismisses China’s allegations that Indian troops trespassed across LAC

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said it was the Chinese side that recently undertook activities hindering India's normal patrols in the areas.
File image of Taiwanese Presinent Tsai Ing-wen | Commons

Modi govt’s subtle message to China — 2 BJP MPs ‘attend’ Taiwan president’s swearing-in

MPs Meenakshi Lekhi and Rahul Kaswan also sent congratulatory messages to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a staunch opponent of China’s attempts to ‘reunify’ the country.   
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Chinese state media says its troops tightened control in Galwan Valley after India face-off

The Chinese confirmation of increased tensions at the LAC comes amidst moves by India to downplay the incident. 
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India’s bargaining power with China and US will grow in post-Covid world

If India fails to action key reforms, its geopolitical leverage will reduce and it will be forced to ally more closely with the US on less favourable terms.
Narendra Modi shakes hands with Xi Jinping, China's president | Photo: Graham Crouch | Bloomberg

Why India won’t take sides on US-China spat over Covid, despite skirmishes in Sikkim-Ladakh

China believes it can write history on its own terms and even avenge it, except the novel coronavirus is reshaping the world in brand new ways.
File image of PM Narendra Modi at the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust | PTI

India isn’t ready yet for foreign companies that want to quit China

India's fascination with the 'Ease of Doing Business' rankings hasn't served it well. Vietnam ranked below India but has attracted more foreign investment.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | ANI

Investment a must to become global power, new FDI rules can’t protect India’s interests

New FDI rules mean that an American company can invest in India without placing its proposal before the government but a Chinese company can’t do the same.
A health worker conducts a rapid antibody test for Covid-19 in Vijaywada | Representational image | PTI

Chinese firms say ready to cooperate with India’s probe into ‘malfunctioning’ Covid test kits

The clarification from Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech & Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics came days after India briefly halted the use of antibody tests amid ‘discrepant results’. 

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File image of Chinese military band (Representational image) | PTI

Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

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Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.