Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: India-China

Nehru’s 1962 mistake was that he didn’t understand force-diplomacy relationship

1962 was a war of choice by Mao. Blaming India's forward policy is a mistake that analysts and scholars should avoid because it masks China's responsibility for the war.

British Saudi Aramco official with banned satellite phone jailed in India, says was ‘denied’ rights

Fergus MacLeod spent week in Uttarakhand jail in July for having satellite phone near India-China border. Says was denied access to British High Commission. Police deny allegations.

Indian policymakers overread 1962 Chinese threat, could’ve pulled out from the brink

In 'Power Shift', Zorawar Singh Daulet says the 1962 India-China war couldn't be pinned down to one cause. Here he gives a panoramic geopolitical perspective.

‘Expansionist’ Nehru, Tibetan autonomy, ‘New China’ — why Mao went to war with India in 1962

Chinese viewed Nehru as member of Indian bourgeoisie who sought to create a ‘great Indian empire’. PRC also sought to prove its strength by delivering blow to India.

From clash at Longju to ‘Operation Leghorn’, how skirmishes built up to 1962 India-China war

Series of encounters preceding war included Chinese seizure of Thagla ridge in August-September 1962, after which India launched Operation Leghorn to dislodge them by force if needed.

‘Modus vivendi’ between India & China after 2020 not easy, yet essential task, says Jaishankar

External affairs minister Tuesday said while peace in border areas is basis for normal bilateral ties, China has ‘mischievously conflated’ it with resolution of boundary question.

Ramjet technology can counter China’s long-range missiles, beat Himalayan terrain limitation

For once, Indian Armed Forces is ahead of the technology curve. Let's cash in on it.

Between China, climate change & development, Ladakhi nomads are losing grip on their land

With their access to grazing lands reduced due to climate factors and the army's security concerns, the Changpa nomads worry for their livelihood and the health of their livestock.

Hope for stronger counter-terrorism measures under Indian leadership, says SCO’s Chinese chief

In an exclusive interview with ThePrint, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation secretary general Zhang Ming also said the multilateral body was expected to expand during India's tenure as chairman.

No war no peace in PP15 but China wants more in Depsang Plains, Charding-Ninglung Nala

Sumdorong Chu confrontation that happened under Rajiv Gandhi took 9 yrs for status quo restoration; movement on PP15 13 months.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.