Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicLadakh standoff

Topic: Ladakh standoff

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

India-China have reached ‘understanding’ on Ladakh disengagement but no timeline, says Jaishankar

China invited PM Modi to BRICS Summit, is keen on bilateral ties returning to ‘normalcy’ but there are still friction areas, external affairs minister said after Chinese counterpart’s visit.

India gives nod for indigenous development of light tanks for mountain warfare

The defence ministry move comes amid Army considering Russian offer of Sprut light tanks and private firm Larsen & Toubro working with DRDO to convert howitzer Vajra into a light tank.

Gen Naravane’s legacy can only be understood over time. But it’s altered LAC dynamics forever

Gen Naravane is both a dove and a hawk, depending on the issue. This was because, at the end of the day, he was, and is, a “quintessential Army man”.

Ladakh standoff cost China more. Look at its ‘chocolate soldiers’, big tech failure

Despite a host of ‘peace agreements’ over the last 3 decades, China’s costs have been mostly intangible but intensely damaging and acute.

Onus not on India to be friendly and keep peace with China, says former envoy Bambawale

Gautam Bambawale says the reason the Chinese were able to undertake 'military adventurism' in eastern Ladakh is because there is 'asymmetry' between India and China.

China believes its time has come. But here’s what it hasn’t come to terms with yet

At the 13th round of corps commanders-level talks, India 'stuck to its stand' that it's the Chinese who disturbed the status quo last year. But Beijing has only upped the ante.

Latest India-China military talks fail as Beijing refuses to disengage, de-escalate in Ladakh

India insisted that PLA will have to disengage from friction points including Depsang, Demchok, besides Hot Springs, but 'Chinese side wasn't agreeable'.

India, China should properly handle differences, move towards stability, envoy Sun Weidong says

Beijing’s envoy to India Sun Weidong says India & China should meet each other halfway, shift from urgent dispute settlement to regular management.

20 ITBP troops awarded gallantry medals for bravely fighting Chinese PLA in Ladakh last year

These medals for bravery are among the total 1,380 service medals announced by the Union government for various central and state police forces on the eve of Independence Day.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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.
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