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File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh | ANI

A year since Galwan, China drags its feet on disengagement at four friction points in Ladakh

The last Corps Commander-level meeting between the two countries on 9 April had ended in a stalemate, with China first wanting de-escalation, rather than disengagement at the friction points.

India brimming with confidence, we are seeing it at the borders, says PM Modi

Addressing a gathering of the IT industry sector, Modi said govt's decision to liberalise geospatial data indicates the same confidence.
Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

The dangerous cat-and-mouse game before 1962 War has lesson for counter-attack in 2020

The war in Eastern Ladakh in 1962 was fought in the same areas into which the Chinese PLA has intruded since May 2020.
Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

China has taken LAC clock back to 1959. India not in a position to take back Aksai Chin

PM Narendra Modi has both popularity and political skill. Will he bite the bullet and convince Indians about unpalatable strategic decisions?
Representational image of China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: Justin Chin | Bloomberg

India in Ladakh is breaking ‘China is invincible’ myth. Pentagon needs to catch up

It's worth remembering that even as the Soviet Union collapsed, Pentagon’s 1989 report was still extolling its prowess. The talk of China’s ‘rising’ power is a Beijing product.
Xi welcomed outside capital into his signature project. | Bloomberg

Xi Jinping wants to be another Mao. He thinks conflict with India-US will boost his image

Instead of focusing on China's failing economy, Xi's strategy is to challenge the strongest global player (the US) and the strongest regional adversary (India).
Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass at the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh | Photographer: Biju Boro via Getty Images | Bloomberg

Galwan lesson for Indian soldiers: Don’t wait for orders, just assume them

Indian soldiers and officers on the ground are the best judge of what action to take. They must not let the absence of an 'order' become a ground for ‘inaction’.
Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

Chinese threat is unlikely to go away. India needs big plans for LAC to save its land

New Delhi must make the stakes high for the Chinese to take any military action against India and renege signed agreements.

As armies ‘retreat’ at LAC, India must turn to options it hasn’t used against China so far

To goad Modi govt to reveal each move against China and put it in public domain is not in keeping with India's security and strategic parameters.
Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

India and China to formally verify disengagement in Ladakh by end of the week

India and China to begin next phase of disengagement only after formal verification of initial phase is complete. Verification being done through visual detection and drones.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.