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An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

In mountains, China’s military prowess has a vertical limit. 1962 is a half truth

What happens when two competing and nearly comparable military powers like China and India deploy their military might against each other in the Himalayas?
Indian armed forces' personnel during PM Modi's visit to Leh, 3 July | PTI

From Nathu La to Galwan, India has been trapped in reaction-mode to China’s aggression

Galwan shows India has been trapped in a reactive posture, always a step behind the Chinese for the last 70 years.

Story Ink to make film on book recounting India’s 1967 victory over China at Sikkim border

Probal DasGupta’s book 'Watershed 1967: India's Forgotten Victory over China' details the India-China clashes near the Sikkim border 53 years ago.
Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

China has an Achilles’ heel. India must take the battle there from LAC

Not just military salami-slicing, China is also carrying out surrogate conflicts against India through countries such as Nepal. Delhi must change rules of the game.
The Chinese post at Nathu La in Sikkim | Snehesh Alex Philip

‘Chai pe charcha’ in Doklam — daily ritual for Indian, Chinese troops now to ease tensions

The practice was started after the April 2018 Wuhan summit where several steps were identified to de-escalate tensions between both the countries’ military.
The CIA had kept a close eye on the 1967 clash between India and China in Sikkim reveal documents.

How the US viewed the 1967 Sikkim skirmishes between India and China

The CIA saw the Nathu La clashes as “military expressions of intensified political relations”, and asked for better reporting on the Sino-Indian border situation.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.