Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicLine of Actual Control

Topic: Line of Actual Control

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.

Hot Springs in focus at India-China talks this week, not ‘legacy issues’ Depsang & Demchok

With new commanders on both sides and after a significant gap without military escalation, sources are hopeful of progress at the 14th round of talks, scheduled for Wednesday.

China ‘renames’ 15 places in Arunachal Pradesh before its land border law is enforced on 1 Jan

China claims Arunachal Pradesh as its own territory of 'South Tibet', and this is not first time it has 'standardised' names of places. In 2017, it had 'renamed' 6 places.

China land law to new acquisition, why 2022 is a critical year for Indian military

While US is trying to woo India through partnership, Russia is acting a bit like the jealous lover throwing tantrums and flirting with both China and Pakistan.

PLA ‘fully rotates’ troops as China & India both beef up presence in eastern Ladakh for winter

Almost all soldiers deployed by PLA at forward points along LAC for the winter are in their early 20s, a move seeking to ensure they can take on harshness of climate.

India-China hold another round of diplomatic talks, but disengagement still not in sight

At the virtual diplomatic-level talks under the WMCC framework Thursday, New Delhi and Beijing decided to hold the next round of dialogue between military commanders soon.

China constructs another village near Arunachal, more in Bhutan, heliports along LAC

The new village falls north of India’s perception of the Line of Actual Control but seemingly within its own side of the McMahon Line.

India hasn’t accepted China’s illegal occupation or unjustified claims, says MEA

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi says it has taken note of US report that referred to construction activities by China along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh.

LAC stand-off gave China ‘valuable operational and tactical experience’: US military report

Assessment part of US Department of Defense’s annual report to the Congress on Chinese military power, titled ‘Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China’.

As tensions with China continue, beefed-up Mountain Strike Corps reaches Arunachal for exercise

The exercise will see use of various IAF assets and integrated operations with a focus on springing offensive capabilities in short period of time.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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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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