Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicLadakh standoff

Topic: Ladakh standoff

India again calls for disengagement with China in remaining areas of eastern Ladakh

MEA spokesperson reiterates India’s call ahead of Friday’s 11th round of corps commander-level talks, where Gogra, Hot Springs, Depsang Plains will be discussed.

Ladakh not just military affair, affects other interests too, says ex-envoy to China Bambawale

Former Indian diplomat Gautam Bambawale says India can’t decouple trade, investment etc. from the kind of political and military exchanges it has with China.

LAC disengagement done. India, China can now return to old love-hate routine

A month later, it seems that the much-acclaimed first step of disengagement at LAC was only a stand-alone agreement to enable both China and India to claim victory.

China’s cyberattack on Maharashtra power grid was to improve PLA’s bargaining position

China’s cyber assault against India’s critical infrastructure in October 2020 happened amid an ongoing crisis on their contested boundary.

The future of India-China relationship is now all about the flux in US-China ties

As the prospects for armed conflict at LAC recede, Indian strategists must now begin the process of making sense of the troubled India-China relationship.

India, China must rebuild trust gradually after ‘great negative impact’ of Ladakh, experts say

Analysts say India & China should look for long-term solutions like strategic mutual trust building mechanisms to avoid a repeat of Ladakh stand-off.

India’s challenge is to avoid two-front war, but can Modi put politics aside for strategy?

India must break out of strategic triangulation with China & Pakistan. Before that, it must decide if it’ll let domestic electoral interests limit its strategic options.

Has India spoilt the party for China ahead of CCP’s 100th anniversary? What Xi won’t say

It seems as if the penny has finally dropped in Beijing that the Modi government isn’t giving in to China’s aggression.

Armed forces procuring specific equipment to thwart ‘Northern adversary’, says Shripad Naik

Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik also tells Rajya Sabha no special allowance is given to families of armed forces personnel posted along China border.

‘Anonymous’ author’s paper on US’ China strategy makes a buzz, has sharp message for India

The paper warns about the fast-reducing gap between US and China. For India, it means deciding whether to take sides in what could be a war in South China Sea or Taiwan.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

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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