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Doklam is considered vital to India’s security interests due to its location near the Siliguri Corridor – a 22 kilometre stretch connecting India and the northeast through West Bengal’s Siliguri. The corridor, also known as the Chicken’s Neck, is a vulnerable point for India
Galwan Valley clash: Five short-term and three long-term ways in which India can contain the Chinese threat
Beyond the short-term objectives, as Sino-Indian relationship turns unambiguously adversarial and hostile, India must appropriately reset its national security and foreign policy strategies.
Ladakh councillor held for 'highly objectionable' audio clip mocking Narendra Modi, Indian Army over Galwan Valley stand-off
A councillor of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)-Kargil was arrested early on Saturday after his 'highly objectionable' audio clip mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Army in the wake of the recent face-off between India and China went viral on social media, officials said.
The proximate cause of China's belligerence is the completion of the Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldi (DSDBO) Road, completed by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) in April 2019 after nineteen years of work.
Galwan Valley face-off: MEA cites 1996, 2005 pacts to explain refrain from use of firearm; here's what the agreements actually say
The first agreement between India and China was signed in 1993 and related to border disputes and maintenance of peace until final resolution. But what does the treaty actually say on peace and wartime SOPs.
Galwan Valley clash: From Taiwan and WHO to border infrastructure in Ladakh, theories abound on what triggered China to escalate border row
No one should assume that official India knows very much more than is evident, particularly not whether Beijing is willing to risk war over the issue.
EAM S Jaishankar likely to travel China in August to lay groundwork for Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping summit in October
In the Wuhan summit, Modi and Xi decided to issue "strategic guidance" to militaries of the two countries to strengthen communications to build trust and understanding
Narendra Modi's new outreach to China is bigger than just foreign policy and may hold keys to Asia's future
China’s might is reshaping India’s neighbourhood, raising fears that allies like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan could end up orbiting Beijing.
'Proud to follow in footsteps of Sushma Swaraj': S Jaishankar's first tweet as external affairs minister
S Jaishankar served as foreign secretary from January 2015 to January 2018
Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0: Ex-foreign secretary S Jaishankar becomes first career diplomat to be appointed as External Affairs minister
Former foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was given charge of the new External Affairs ministry in the new Modi Government on Friday, the first career diplomat to handle the key portfolio
India's election discourse may be dominated by Pakistan, but China's assertiveness in South Asia is the key challenge
The major challenge India faces and will continue to face in the foreseeable future comes from China’s growing assertiveness in South Asia.
Pentagon report's map showing PoK as part of Pakistan indicates US' perception of boundaries unchanged since Cold War
If one goes by the Pentagon representation, then there is no dispute between India and Pakistan over that part of Kashmir which is under Pakistan’s control.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Post-Balakot PR failure, Ayodhya row, unemployment crisis; today's must-read stories
Pakistan’s PR victory over India post Balakot is primarily due to two concurrent reasons: The effectiveness of Pakistan’s and the dismal nature of India’s communication strategy
Pulwama massacre: India grapples with security threats from 3 directions; Fidayeen in the north, Khalistanis in the west, China in the east
Thursday's attack at Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama brought back the immediacy of the border threats posed in the north, east and west by the Kashmiri fidayeen, China and the Khalistani movement.
Huawei 5G controversy: New Delhi’s volte-face sends wrong signal to Beijing, China likely to take move as sign of weakness
India’s reversal of decision on sending Huawei an invitation for 5G field trials sends all the wrong messages about its stance vis-a-vis China.
India and China engaged in 13 rounds of diplomatic discussions to resolve Doka La standoff: Parliamentary panel
It took 13 rounds of diplomatic discussions between India and China to resolve the face-off between their militaries in Doka la last year, according to a report by a parliamentary panel.
Indian Army's transformation process has begun, but it needs to be a progression rather than a one-time act
The current exercise initiated by the army leadership is indeed a bold attempt to overcome many of the imponderables in the face of poor perception about the nature of threats.
India, China determined to intensify efforts to resolve boundary question at Special Representatives' talks
India and China on Saturday resolved to "intensify" their efforts to achieve a "fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable" solution to the vexed boundary question
INS Arihant now operational: Submarine sanctioned by Indira Gandhi in late 1970s completes nuclear triad
INS Arihant is capable of carrying nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, the class referred to as Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear (SSBN).
New Delhi and Beijing to hold joint military exercises later this year, says Chinese defence ministry
The exercises—'Hand-in-Hand'—focussing on counter-terrorism operations were not held last year as both sides were locked in a 73-day standoff in Doka La in the Sikkim sector of the border.