Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: PLA

India-China talks on Ladakh face-off have hit a wall. Only a Modi-Xi summit can resolve it

A volatile LAC with a high probability of frequent skirmishes apart from the financial drain shouldn't be the new normal. There's a way out.

There’s a Chinese ‘storm’ coming. India needs to consider 5 factors to face this challenge

India must devise a new playbook that recognises national security today is a domain of intense competition. It needs innovation and new talent.

PLA increasing border threat is China’s way of distracting India from building good Navy

Without a major shift in our security strategy, our Navy will lose its current edge. We will end up constrained by China, both on land and at sea.

China’s PLA now has more say in weapon development, procurement. India stuck for 8 years

Like India, China’s Defence Industrial Base is State-owned and has a monopoly over defence production. Xi's new regulations will make it stronger.

How CIA & Chinese PLA joined hands in secret Cold War op to snoop on Soviet Union nukes

In a stunning revelation, journalist Jane Perlez has brought to light new details on Project Chestnut — an extraordinary Cold War operation that brought together the CIA and the PLA.  

China’s PLA encroaching on Indian territory in Ladakh, not letting cattle graze, says BJP official

Nyoma block development council chairperson Urgain Chodon tweets video showing ‘PLA soldiers’ chasing a herd of cattle. Army sources say it’s an old video.

Chinese flag in Galwan on New Year Day was outside Indian territory, new data reveals

Chinese state media had put out edited images on 1 January with the caption, ‘national flag rise over Galwan Valley on New Year Day’. This had led to a political row in India.

China’s tech decoupling with the US is trouble. It’s one of their ‘top 10 risks in 2022’

As the US-China tech war rages on, China is dealing with uncovering of its ‘centres for political thought’.

Shock and awe – China’s military strategy is a Xerox copy of the Germans’ during World War

But Germany made a crucial mistake – no matter how much territory it captured or sea and air power it built.

Behind teen’s ‘abduction’ on LAC in Arunachal, a legacy of colonial maps, empires and wars

It's not clear which side of LAC Miram Taron was on when he was ‘kidnapped’. Different perceptions of the border in India & China and competing maps make this tricky ground.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.