Although most of the projects were planned earlier, the ongoing stand-off with China has ensured that they have been sped up on an urgent basis.
In ‘Red Fear’, Iqbal Chand Malhotra writes that former Army chief Gen Cariappa had sent a recon mission to Aksai Chin. Nehru govt never made findings public.
The 9 years saw diplomatic wrangling, a defiant Indian general keen on 'teaching the Chinese a lesson' & a PM more inclined towards diplomacy, but not a single drop of blood.
The tunnel project was announced by BRO last year. It is expected to promote tourism and ease military movements in a key region of Arunachal Pradesh.
In Severance, an employee has no recollection of their personal life at the workplace and vice versa. In a post-pandemic world, it may seem ideal, but it’s not.
Former finance minister Chidambaram called it a ‘step forward post-liberalisation’. It’s significant because it was a Congress government that brought in liberalisation in 1991.
With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.
Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.