Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: indo-china

Chinese Communist Party now derives legitimacy from ultra-nationalism, says Shivshankar Menon

Ex-foreign secy says domestic factors play a role in any country's foreign policy but this appears to be more pronounced for China, given its aim to reinstate its 'imagined past'.

ITBP deploys own engineering wing to construct roads, foot tracks along Indo-China border

The move, which was approved by the Union home ministry, comes amid a military standoff with China in the eastern Ladakh area.

India and China agree to reach ‘mutually acceptable solution’ to resolve LAC standoff

MEA said the two sides have decided to hold the 12th round of military talks at an early date to achieve complete disengagement from all friction points along LAC in eastern Ladakh.

No ‘extra-regional power’ should interfere in India-China border conflict, says Putin

The Russian president asserted that PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping were ‘responsible’ leaders who are capable of solving issues between the two countries.

Jaishankar to host BRICS foreign ministers meet on Tuesday, leaders to discuss Covid situation

The foreign ministers are also likely to delve into ways to enhance the intra-BRICS cooperation, especially people-to-people cooperation, the MEA said in a statement.

‘I am alive, please don’t panic’: Maj Gen GD Bakshi dispels death rumours

Major Gen G.D. Bakshi tweeted that he had been flooded by panicked friends and well-wishers who had heard rumours of his death.

China calls for immediate return of its soldier held by Indian Army

The capture of the soldier comes amid a continuing standoff between India and China in eastern Ladakh in view of the tense border standoff in early May.

Remembering the war we forgot: 51 years ago, how India gave China a bloody nose

In times of Surgical Strikes Day, remember India’s forgotten war with China

This is the first official account of the India-China face-off in Doklam

It took 13 rounds of diplomatic discussions over 6 weeks to defuse the tension that had sparked fears of war, top officials told a parliamentary panel.

NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with top Chinese official ahead of key dialogues

The two countries are trying to iron out differences on the CPEC and designation of Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the UN. 

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

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.