Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicLadakh border

Topic: Ladakh border

India’s options against China shrink to two — limited war or another Wuhan

China’s military preemption has baited India. A quick and emotional response would be a strategic folly. India can 'counter bait' China by maintaining the 'status quo' indefinitely.

China’s time is over. BJP-Congress only need to see the current crisis through as a team

Xi Jinping may like to believe that modern China is the centre of global power structure. But Covid-19 has poured cold water over all its military and economic calculations.

Crossed Shyok river barefoot with ice cutting our feet: 1962 war veteran recalls Galwan

Naik Elihud George, who served in 1962, said today's India-China scenario is more precarious & needs diplomacy to avoid a World War III-like event.

Want to help Indian soldiers at LAC? Stop spreading assumptions about Galwan clash

Having faith in the political leadership and armed forces is a must in such periods of uncertainty. Let peace prevail at LAC without a Himalayan blunder.

Galwan clash is a turning point as Indian soldiers give Chinese a bloody nose

Indian democracy's chaotic nature rescued PM Modi after his muddled messages from the all-party meeting even as 2 messages from Galwan clash went out into the world.

Modi-Xi Jinping’s ‘yoga poses’, and BJP IT cell’s ‘eclipse’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

1954 Panchsheel pact to Galwan Valley ‘violence’ — India-China relations in last 7 decades

Monday night's fatalities due to India-China border tension was the first in four decades, but the two countries have had diplomatic stand-offs for over 70 years.

India no longer a weak country, Rajnath Singh says amid border standoff with China

Speaking at a virtual rally for Jammu and Kashmir, the defence minister assured that national pride will not be compromised under any circumstances.

India, China implementing positive consensus aimed at easing tensions, says Beijing

The Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson's remarks came a day after officials in New Delhi suggested that Indian & Chinese forces have undertaken a 'limited disengagement' in few areas.

It’s not India of 1962, we are led by ‘courageous’ PM Modi: BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad

The union minister also hit out at Rahul Gandhi, saying he should have at least this much understanding as to not raise queries on Twitter about strategic issues involving China.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

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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