Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicZhou Enlai

Topic: Zhou Enlai

What’s the 1959 claim line? The one China says it’s following in the Ladakh stand-off

India has rejected China’s statement on the 1959 claim line put forth by its then-premier Zhou Enlai. India hasn’t recognised it since Nehru’s time.

India’s Socialist leaders warned China was bigger enemy, but both BJP and Congress ignored

Ram Manohar Lohia, George Fernandes and Mulayam Singh Yadav always saw China as a bigger threat than Pakistan, and wanted India to recalibrate its foreign policy accordingly.

When Dalai Lama was talking about asylum in India, Nehru almost fell asleep

In The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life, Alexander Norman writes about the time the Dalai Lama came to India to discuss asylum, but Nehru had already made up his mind.

The story of how China tested its first nuclear bomb & called it ‘Miss Qiu’

In the 1964 test, the testing tower was called a ‘dressing table’ and the detonator a ‘braid’. Zhou Enlai was constantly on the hot line.

On Camera

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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