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50 years of 1971: Don’t just celebrate the golden generation, learn from them
World

50 years of 1971: Don’t just celebrate the golden generation, learn from them

Among positive operational takeaways, main ones were good planning and decisive leadership but strategic fatigue is a natural fallout of war and conflict, more so in case of democracies like India

Beijing Winter Olympics: China says US diplomatic boycott violates Olympic spirit
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Beijing Winter Olympics: China says US diplomatic boycott violates Olympic spirit

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s on Monday vowed China would respond with 'firm countermeasures,' but gave no details

Beijing threatens retaliation if US boycotts Winter Olympics
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Beijing threatens retaliation if US boycotts Winter Olympics

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said such a move would be an 'outright political provocation', but gave no details on how China would retaliate

Nagaland killings are an anomaly and should not be used to villainise security forces in North East
India

Nagaland killings are an anomaly and should not be used to villainise security forces in North East

Those targeting security forces after the Mon killings must look into an incident in Manipur’s Pherzawl district on 3-4 December

China's Communist Party bashes US before Biden summit, says 'such democracy brings disaster to voters'
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China's Communist Party bashes US before Biden summit, says 'such democracy brings disaster to voters'

Party officials questioned how a polarized country that botched its response to COVID-19 could lecture others, and said that efforts to force others to copy the Western democratic model are 'doomed to fail'

Navy Day: A theatrical celebration of Indian maritime history, naval spirit and strategy at sea
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Navy Day: A theatrical celebration of Indian maritime history, naval spirit and strategy at sea

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar said his force is keeping a close watch on Chinese activities in the Indian Ocean and backed the ambitious tri-services reforms that included setting up of a 'Maritime Theatre Command'

Chinese netizens dodge censors to discuss Peng Shuai case online
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Chinese netizens dodge censors to discuss Peng Shuai case online

The authorities have been quick to catch up, swiftly identifying and deleting new coded posts related to Peng -- even blocking the Douban page for the Korean drama "Prime Minister & I", where users had retreated to discuss Peng's claims against Zhang

'Nobody would be comfortable playing in China', says world number 2 Daniil Medvedev
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'Nobody would be comfortable playing in China', says world number 2 Daniil Medvedev

The ATP, which controls the men's tour and organises four tournaments in China at the back end of each year, on Thursday refused to join the WTA boycott

WTA chief Steve Simon sticks to his guns in Peng Shuai case
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WTA chief Steve Simon sticks to his guns in Peng Shuai case

After threatening to cancel tournaments in China, the WTA on Wednesday announced "the immediate suspension of all WTA tournaments in China, including Hong Kong"

Tennis stars hail WTA’s stand against China as concern grows over Peng Shuai's safety
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Tennis stars hail WTA’s stand against China as concern grows over Peng Shuai's safety

The WTA's move to suspend its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, won the immediate backing of some of the biggest names in tennis, among them men's number one Novak Djokovic and women's tour founder Billie Jean King.

IOC holds second video conversation with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai
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IOC holds second video conversation with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

The IOC said that the second call had confirmed that Peng "appeared to be safe and well, given the difficult situation she is in"

WTA suspends play in China: Beijing says opposed to acts that politicise sports
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WTA suspends play in China: Beijing says opposed to acts that politicise sports

State-run Global Times tweeted that the Chinese Tennis Association, (CTA) expressed its firm opposition to the "unilateral" decision of the WTA

WTA suspends all tournaments in China after 'serious doubts' over Peng Shuai's safety
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WTA suspends all tournaments in China after 'serious doubts' over Peng Shuai's safety

WTA chair and CEO Steve Simon said the move — which could cost the organisation hundreds of millions of dollars — had the "full support" of the tour's board of directors.

Novak Djokovic says he 'supports fully' WTA's decision to suspend tournaments in China
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Novak Djokovic says he 'supports fully' WTA's decision to suspend tournaments in China

WTA Tour chairman Steve Simon on Wednesday announced the "immediate suspension" of all its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong over concerns about the safety of female player Peng Shuai, who accused a top Communist Party official of sexual assault.

'Trying to drive Australia to its knees': US' top pacific envoy accuses China of economic warfare
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'Trying to drive Australia to its knees': US' top pacific envoy accuses China of economic warfare

The Biden administration has embraced a policy of 'strategic competition' with China, acknowledging rivalry between the two powers but maintaining ties so conflicts do not spiral out of hand

Amid signs of Cold War 2.0, China ups ante to be recognised as world's pre-eminent power
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Amid signs of Cold War 2.0, China ups ante to be recognised as world's pre-eminent power

That Joe Biden needed more time to fix the domestic situation in the US is clearly exploited by Xi Jinping, who is trying to gain more strength in the South China Sea, Taiwan Straits and other areas of the Indo-Pacific

Curious case of Chinese villages near Arunachal: How statements of CDS Rawat and MEA don’t contradict each other
India

Curious case of Chinese villages near Arunachal: How statements of CDS Rawat and MEA don’t contradict each other

The MEA spoke of the IB, which corresponds more or less to the McMahon Line, while the CDS was commenting on the LAC; the two do not exactly tally in several places in Arunachal Pradesh

Asian Champions Trophy: Indian women's hockey team leaves for Korea
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Asian Champions Trophy: Indian women's hockey team leaves for Korea

It will be the first tournament for the Indian team since finishing fourth at the Tokyo Olympics. It will face China, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia in the single-pool competition.

Winter Olympics 2022: China says new COVID-19 variant Omicron will 'lead to challenges'
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Winter Olympics 2022: China says new COVID-19 variant Omicron will 'lead to challenges'

Although China has largely quashed the coronavirus within its borders through travel restrictions and snap lockdowns, recurrent domestic outbreaks linked to the Delta variant have put the authorities on high alert

Solomon Islands violence recedes but underlying tension remains; is China to blame for unrest?
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Solomon Islands violence recedes but underlying tension remains; is China to blame for unrest?

The Solomon Islands are famous as a battleground of World War II, the pivotal Battle of Guadalcanal named after the country’ largest island where the restive capital Honiara is located