Friday, 30 September, 2022
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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.

Tapir Gao — BJP MP who claimed ‘abduction’ of Arunachal youth keeps flagging China ‘incursions’

Gao’s tweet created an uproar, drawing attention of Opposition politicians. Two-time Arunachal East MP has talked about various ‘incursions’ by the Chinese army into his state.

Did PLA soldiers freeze at the border? Chinese people searched it on Baidu 4 million times

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
File photo of the Amazon logo pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru | Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Amazon India ties up with influencers for ‘live-stream shopping’ to drive festive season sales

Live-stream shopping events are hugely popular in China, with the feature being used by Alibaba Group Holding's Taobao & Bytedance's Douyin and driving millions of dollars in sales.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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