Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicLadakh standoff

Topic: Ladakh standoff

India, China break Ladakh stalemate during Corp Commander talks, but no disengagement yet

India said the onus to pull back first from forward positions was on China since its army had transgressed. The 14th round of talks lasted a marathon 16.5 hours.

4,000 soldiers posted in Leh to get Covid vaccine starting Saturday

As more doses of the vaccine are produced, plan is to eventually cover every soldier in Ladakh, including those facing off with Chinese troops at LAC.

China’s development work going on in Tibet, India ready for any eventuality, says CDS Rawat

General Rawat said there shouldn't be much concern over it as India is also carrying out similar activities and stated that the forces have adequate reserves to counter any threat.

India, China must redouble efforts to ‘meet each other halfway’, envoy Sun Weidong says

Inaugurating an online photo exhibition, Sun Weidong, Ambassador of China to India, said both countries should overcome challenges to put relations on the track of stable development.

Why Army wants a new Deputy Chief and Director General at its headquarters

Idea for a Deputy Chief (Strategy) came about during the Doklam crisis when it was felt the Army Headquarters needed closer and direct coordination between its verticals.

Not just China, Modi govt is also blocking investments from Hong Kong after Ladakh tension

Nearly 140 investment proposals valued at over $1.75 billion, mostly from China and Hong Kong—China’s special administrative region—have been put on hold pending scrutiny.

China agrees to discuss all friction points with India, next round of talks could be this week

India has maintained throughout the LAC stand-off that the onus of disengagement and de-escalation is on China, as it was the aggressor.

New book traces why India-China ties have been ‘confrontational’ since 15th century

Red Fear:The China Threat written by Iqbal Chand Malhotra & published by Bloomsbury, will be released on 7 November on ThePrint's SoftCover.

India says China has no ‘locus standi’ to speak on Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh

Arunachal Pradesh is an ‘integral and inalienable’ part of India, says the external affairs ministry, adding this has been clearly conveyed to the Chinese side on several occasions.

India, China say latest LAC talks were positive, push for mutually acceptable disengagement

India and China don’t want situation to worsen before next month’s BRICS Summit, and are said to have softened their previous stances at the Monday meeting in Chushul.

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Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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