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India@75: History tells us India’s journey must dehyphenate from China too
Opinion

India@75: History tells us India’s journey must dehyphenate from China too

It has taken India decades to de-hyphenate from Pakistan; it would be in its interests to de-hyphenate China from a Himalayan focus and establish a more influential role in the region and the continent

Indian Army chief meets Bhutan king in Thimpu amid Chinese attempts to expand military infrastructure near Doklam
India

Indian Army chief meets Bhutan king in Thimpu amid Chinese attempts to expand military infrastructure near Doklam

In 2017, the Indian and Chinese armies were locked in a 73-day stand-off at the Doklam tri-junction after China tried to extend a road in the area that Bhutan claimed belonged to it

Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande begins two-day visit to Bhutan, amid Chinese intrusion
India

Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande begins two-day visit to Bhutan, amid Chinese intrusion

The general's visit comes days after new satellite images emerged showing China constructing a village East of the Doklam plateau on the Bhutanese side, a region that is considered important for India's strategic interest

Explained: Why China keeps interfering in Doklam time and again
World

Explained: Why China keeps interfering in Doklam time and again

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

Second village constructed by China near LAC? Here's what we know
India

Second village constructed by China near LAC? Here's what we know

Satellite images show that there are new constructions by the Chinese along the LAC.

China names new army commander to head troops along Indian border
India

China names new army commander to head troops along Indian border

Gen Wang Haijiang is the fourth commander to head the Western Theatre Command since the eastern Ladakh standoff began in May last year

Are the Left and Congress playing China’s game?
India

Are the Left and Congress playing China’s game?

Punjab railway lines were blocked, cutting off supplies to the critical Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. The exchequer has lost more than Rs 30,000 crore. Who gains from all this?

India, China are respecting bilateral pacts to ensure peace, tranquility along border, Rajnath Singh tells Lok Sabha
Politics

India, China are respecting bilateral pacts to ensure peace, tranquility along border, Rajnath Singh tells Lok Sabha

India and China are respecting bilateral pacts to ensure peace and tranquillity along the border, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Congress expresses concern over reports of Chinese Army crossing Line of Actual Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh
India

Congress expresses concern over reports of Chinese Army crossing Line of Actual Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh

Congress expressed strong concern over reports of the Chinese Army crossing the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh division of Jammu and Kashmir.

Narendra Modi's new outreach to China is bigger than just foreign policy and may hold keys to Asia's future
India

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.

Narendra Modi in Amreli: Sardar Patel's stature so tall that you don't have to try too hard to make others look smaller
Politics

Narendra Modi in Amreli: Sardar Patel's stature so tall that you don't have to try too hard to make others look smaller

The 'Statue of Unity', dedicated to Sardar Patel, was unveiled by Modi on 31 October 2018 at Sadhu Bet island on Narmada river. The 182-metre tall statue was built at a cost of Rs 2,389 crore

'Janta maaf nahi karegi': BJP's new advertisement targets Congress for questioning air strikes, EVMs
Politics

'Janta maaf nahi karegi': BJP's new advertisement targets Congress for questioning air strikes, EVMs

Apart from the 'Janta maaf nahi karegi' slogan, other catchy phrases used by the BJP during campaigning for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were 'Acche din aane wale hain' (Good days are coming) and 'Ab ki baar Modi sarkar' (It is time for Modi government)

Avoiding escalation with China shouldn't be India's goal if situation demands a show of resolve, says Tanvi Madan of Brookings Institute
India

Avoiding escalation with China shouldn't be India's goal if situation demands a show of resolve, says Tanvi Madan of Brookings Institute

​No other international relationship holds so much promise, as well as concern for the world, as does India's ties with China. China's assertiveness adds one more level of difficulty to this dynamic.

Chinese military equips PLA in Tibet with mobile howitzers to boost high-altitude combat capability, claims report
World

Chinese military equips PLA in Tibet with mobile howitzers to boost high-altitude combat capability, claims report

After the recent induction of lightweight battle tank in Tibet bordering India, the Chinese military has equipped its troops stationed at the Himalayan plateau with new vehicle-mounted howitzers to improve their combat capability

India and China engaged in 13 rounds of diplomatic discussions to resolve Doka La standoff: Parliamentary panel
India

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.

Despite blooming bromance between US and India, dissonance over tackling the China threat is glaringly evident
India

Despite blooming bromance between US and India, dissonance over tackling the China threat is glaringly evident

There is an almost deliberate attempt on India’s part to play down the security angle of the quadrilateral meeting and place it within the larger context of ASEAN primacy. The subtext is clear: any third nation (read China) need not feel threatened.

India in talks with China to establish hotline between defence ministries as part of confidence building measures
India

India in talks with China to establish hotline between defence ministries as part of confidence building measures

During Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Feng's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi last week, the two sides had in-depth discussions on how to further implement the important consensus reached between Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Wu Qian said.

A year after Doka La standoff, Chinese PLA troops intrude 400 metres into Indian territory in Ladakh's Demchok
India

A year after Doka La standoff, Chinese PLA troops intrude 400 metres into Indian territory in Ladakh's Demchok

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops have reportedly intruded about 300-400 metres inside on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC)- at Demchok in eastern Ladakh

Parliament Monsoon Session: In Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj says Doka La dispute resolved through 'diplomatic maturity'
India

Parliament Monsoon Session: In Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj says Doka La dispute resolved through 'diplomatic maturity'

Sushma Swaraj said the Wuhan informal summit was held without any agenda and without having any objectives to discuss any specific issue. Before the summit, the foreign ministers of the two countries decided that the leaders should not be restricted to any specific issue, she said.

UN report on alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir failure of govt's foreign policy, says Congress
Politics

UN report on alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir failure of govt's foreign policy, says Congress

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera slammed BJP and criticised its foreign policy for allowing a UN report on human rights violation in Kashmir to come out