Saturday, 20 August, 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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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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