Friday, 31 March, 2023

Topic: LAC

‘Stable but unpredictable’, says Army Chief of situation at LAC, no reduction in Chinese troops

Gen Manoj Pande said solution to five of seven friction points achieved through talks. Meanwhile the army is undergoing transformations to make it a modern, future-ready force.

US, India ‘can’t take eyes off ball’ on Chinese aggression at LAC, says American defence attaché

Rear Admiral Michael L. Baker also says Washington wants to be New Delhi's 'partner of choice' in defence cooperation.

How Qing and British empires’ mapmakers laid the foundations for 1962 India-China War

Across the LAC, the armies of China and independent India are inheritors of a struggle manufactured by greed, geopolitics, and imperial mapmaking.

China threat in mind, Army to order another 100 K9 Vajra howitzers from L&T, more to follow

Plan is to eventually have 300 of these guns. Efforts are also on to fast-track remaining trials of indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System.

ITBP or Army? Questions arise on who will lead patrolling as LAC-China tensions continue

Defence establishment feels LAC is an active border & hence ITBP should be brought under its control, but MHA feels otherwise citing 'one border, one force' concept.

‘Will support India in doing good job’ — Xi’s trip to Samarkand had a clear message

The SCO summit was Xi Jinping’s first foreign trip after the pandemic. It showed China’s Eurasian dream.

Why Modi is catching a plane to Samarkand. Xi is slowly falling in line on LAC

For Modi to be absent again – as the standoff on the LAC continued into the second year – would have been a diplomatic slap on Xi Jinping’s face.

LAC disengagement a bargain Xi had to bite at. But Chinese media isn’t telling people that

As rumours about Xi's visit to Central Asia circulate, experts say that Beijing wants the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to go smoothly-hence the disengagement.

What does a ‘lead role’ for ITBP at LAC imply? Two things, and why neither will work

Our border guarding force must operate in a cohesive manner with the Army.

Don’t give ITBP lead role at LAC, it will weaken local command. MHA-MoD turf war is hurting

Army has maintained control of the LAC since 1962. The ITBP, formed in 1962 to guard the Tibet border, has been at the frontline but under Delhi's remote command.

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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...


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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.