Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicLine of Actual Control

Topic: Line of Actual Control

China has built new ‘surveillance radome’ in Ladakh’s Pangong Tso area, satellite images show

Radomes are large dome-shaped structures that protect radars from bad weather while simultaneously allowing electromagnetic signals to be received without any distortion. 

India-US to hold high-altitude military exercise near LAC amid rising tensions with China

The joint exercise is being planned from 14 to 31 October, during which Indian and American troops will carry out 'maneuvers to exploit the full scope' of high-altitude warfare.

Defence ministry approves proposals worth Rs 28,732 crore for armed forces

New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Tuesday approved procurement proposals worth over Rs 28,732 crore for the armed forces including swarm drones, bulletproof jackets,...

Top military commanders take stock of LAC situation, war games likely to fine tune strategies

A meeting is being hosted by Army's Lucknow-based Central Command. Army's Northern & Eastern commanders and IAF's Western & Eastern commanders are taking part.

Doval tells Wang LAC disengagement a must, could visit China after ‘immediate issues’ resolved

During delegation-level talks at the South Block, India made it clear that continuation of the present situation is not in mutual interest.

China’s Wang Yi lands in India with diplomatic outreach, gets cold reception before talks

Bitterness preceded the visit, which is happening for the first time since the Ladakh stand-off began, despite its extremely crucial nature. Both sides didn’t announce the visit officially.

India-China relations in ‘very difficult phase’, says Jaishankar at Munich conference

India had agreements with China not to bring military forces to LAC and China violated those agreements, Jaishankar said Saturday at the Munich Security Conference panel discussion.

SubscriberWrites: Ladakh standoff needs strategic intervention. Clarity in communication crucial

In order to solve geopolitical fault lines between India and China, issues have to be addressed in the old fashioned way of traditional diplomacy, writes Jay Desai.

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”.

14th round of military talks fails to break Hot Springs logjam, breakthrough ‘likely next time’

The latest round of India-China military talks, held on the Chinese side of the Chushul-Moldo meeting point, took place Wednesday over nearly 13 hours.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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