Monday, 24 January, 2022
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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'.

Hybrid war, Quad or sitting it out? The 5 options for India against China

China is readying to dig in for the winter at the LAC. And India has a luxury of options to deal with it.

ACM Bhadauria said we’re ready for two-front war with China-Pakistan, but there are deficits

Modern warfare is not just about boots on the ground. It encompasses new fighting capabilities that include cyber, psyops and space technologies among others.

PLA’s eye is on 1959 Claim Line. But Modi, Xi can get around it and make peace before winter

The 1959 Claim Line tactically forecloses all Indian options to threaten Aksai Chin and other areas secured by the PLA prior to and during the 1962 War.

Are Chinese incursions ordered by local PLA heads or Beijing? Xi’s reforms hold answer

In ‘India's China Challenge’, Ananth Krishnan writes about Xi Jinping’s sweeping military reforms, and the complex relationship between the Communist Party and the PLA.

China, India signal each other on might in Indian Ocean Region, amid tensions on land

A PLA Navy task force is understood to have entered Indian Ocean Region as China seeks to project its dominance. India is keeping a close watch on waters around the country.

India can’t afford a knee-jerk reaction on the LAC. That’s what China is hoping for

The weight of decision making on the govt to give a go-ahead for military actions such as Surgical Strikes or a Balakot is very heavy.

Did Jaishankar, Wang Yi really break the ice in Moscow? India can’t forget — winter is coming

While the Narendra Modi govt has shown its willingness to negotiate, will its domestic compulsions allow it to progress with talks towards logical conclusion?

India sits on Black Top with Helmet under its boots. A 1962 tactic by China is now likely

For India, it would be naive to celebrate a small operation because China will not respond the way we did for the last four months.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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