Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
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‘Prepare to fight,’ China tells citizens. Xi Jinping has big plans for party and security

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

China says Indian ‘govt-backed’ group Evil Flower is attacking it, shuts down airlines data

Chinese Weibo users are also asking why the country hasn’t ‘recovered’ Chumi Gyatse waterfall in Arunachal Pradesh from India. Some suggest occupying it.

Why the Chinese build-up at LAC will set stage for a permanent solution

The fallout of the increased deployment will be that the LAC will de facto become the border with no scope for any change short of a limited war.

China just promoted a military general targeted at India. And Weibo chatted about Modi in US

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

A week in China: Celebs on target, Xi’s ethnic integration push, meeting of PLA and US Army

Asia Communique is a weekly newsletter about China that digs into the minds of the country's leaders, scholars, thinkers, business tycoons and Chinese people.

More Galwans ahead? India doesn’t need to panic, yet

The seven years before Galwan saw a series of confrontations between Indian Army and PLA. Military and geography are on our side.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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