Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Topic: PLA

‘Stable but unpredictable’ border with China is a real risk. India needs a new game plan

Chief of Army Staff Manoj Pande has triggered an important thought that demands national attention. India must act like the third pole it aspires to be and avoid conflict.

Many factors led to Army giving up in 1962. But psychological collapse played a big role

The Army had studied PLA tactics in the Korean War and knew the antidote to its strategy. But on ground, it violated all the fundamentals.

No traditional deterrence—PLA has its own agenda in Ladakh. Deter, compel, make India accept

The Chinese term for deterrence differs from the English term in International Relations literature. China combines deterrence and compellence strategies.

A flag, a theatre—On Chinese Martyrs’ Day, PLA’s signal to India across Ladakh, Sikkim

Ahead of the crucial 20th Party Congress, Xi Jinping told the CCP to prepare for a ‘great struggle’.

Pakistanis stand by minister Marriyum Aurangzeb after London hecklers call her ‘thief’

Fellow ministers, journalists and even Benazir Bhutto’s daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari came out in support of Aurangzeb.

Rumours swirl about coup against President Xi Jingping. Wishful thinking, say China experts

For past two days, speculation has been rife about a coup in China. Evidence cited includes reports of cancelled passenger flights and footage of military movement.

China is preparing for a full-spectrum AI war. India is still 15 years behind

The need of the hour is to analyse China’s capabilities for 'informationised and intelligentised' warfare and bridge the gap.

China begins ‘unprecedented’ military exercise around Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi’s unannounced visit

China’s warning to Pelosi not to visit the self-ruled island, which it considers its own, fell on deaf ears as the US pushed forward its agenda on ‘democracy and human rights’.

Talk of Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit has China on edge. PLA ‘preparing for war’

The People’s Liberation Army has announced a live fire exercise off the coast of Taiwan as a show of force ahead of Nancy Pelosi’s possible visit.

Soft skill to tame the Dragon — Chinese interpreters for Territorial Army

Better language skill will help Indian teams to exchange viewpoints and to understand PLA during interactions such as Corps Commander-level talks, flag meetings, and joint exercises

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representative image | Reuters

GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.