Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicLadakh border

Topic: Ladakh border

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.

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.

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?

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 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).

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’.

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.

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.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.