Tuesday, 9 August, 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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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.