Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: PLA

China passes new law banning defamation of military personnel

The law states that no organisation or individual may in any way slander or derogate the honour of servicemen, nor may they insult or slander the reputation of armed forces.

Take Indian Army out of counterinsurgency. It has to tackle leaner, modern PLA

India’s defence planners need to ask themselves what the purpose of the Army is — to fight internal battles or external?

China’s cyberattack on Maharashtra power grid was to improve PLA’s bargaining position

China’s cyber assault against India’s critical infrastructure in October 2020 happened amid an ongoing crisis on their contested boundary.

WHO has given China labs clean chit for Covid. But don’t forget PLA’s bio ambitions

Over one year after the outbreak in Wuhan, and with an authoritarian Xi Jinping regime, no genuine probe on the coronavirus spread is possible in China.

The LAC disengagement will ultimately lead to China giving up claims in northeast

It is clear neither side seems to prefer war. Despite face-to-face deployment, no casualties have taken place since the Galwan Valley incident in June 2020.

Budget again shows Navy is India’s forgotten Service. While China marches to 2049 mega plan

Budget 2021-22 has again put the Navy on the sidelines of Indian defence planning and strategy. While China has its plans clear.

Indian tourists can keep the Chinese away from LAC. Govt must open borders

Power differential with China doesn’t allow us to take back the usurped areas, but habitat across LAC will safeguard India against further loss of territory.

India returns captured PLA soldier to China

The soldier was apprehended at the southern bank of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh Friday morning, after he transgressed to Indian of the LAC.

Army apprehends Chinese soldier on Indian side of LAC, incident being investigated

China's PLA soldier was apprehended Friday and is being dealt with in accordance with laid down protocol, Army said.

China continues infrastructure build-up along LAC, amid disengagement talks with India

Many in defence and security establishment believe while there could be some progress in disengagement talks, the 'Chinese plan to come back later with more speed and numbers'.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.