Sunday, 23 January, 2022
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Topic: LAC

Behind teen’s ‘abduction’ on LAC in Arunachal, a legacy of colonial maps, empires and wars

It's not clear which side of LAC Miram Taron was on when he was ‘kidnapped’. Different perceptions of the border in India & China and competing maps make this tricky ground.

Did PLA soldiers freeze at the border? Chinese people searched it on Baidu 4 million times

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

War is an instrument of last resort, but India prepared, Army chief says on Ladakh tensions

Gen Naravane also makes it clear that China’s new land law, which seeks to unilaterally delineate and demarcate territorial boundaries with India and Bhutan, isn’t binding. 

China wants to cement status quo, India wants de-escalation as 14th-round talks begin in Ladakh

Disengagement at Hot Springs could finally happen, but ‘legacy issues’ Depsang and Demchok could take longer, so tensions between India and China are expected to continue.

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.

In 2022, India-China glass is both half-full and half-empty. Russia can be tipping factor

A US-Russia face-off is on the cards again over Ukraine. It explains Putin’s visits, calls, and upcoming India summit.

Congress gains in Karnataka has a message for both party leadership and BJP

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‘No Chinese village in Arunachal, construction is on their side’, says CM Pema Khandu

CM Khandu says no one from the Chinese army has entered into Arunachal Pradesh, neither has any kind of developmental work been taken up by them within the territory of Arunachal.

Villagers in Ladakh’s Chushul seek infra, 4G, grazing rights to counter salami slicing at LAC

Chushul councilor Konchok Stanzin has made several demands in a three-page letter to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

Army beefs up Leh-based 14 Corps to counter belligerent China as winter approaches

The Army has made key changes to its ORBAT to tackle threat from China and is focusing on building up both punitive and deterrence capability at the LAC.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
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.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

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.
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