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'The Chinese claim on our land is wrong'

'Our boys are very patriotic.''They say Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Jai Hind in front of the Chinese.''We have never accepted their claims, we are Indians and proud to be Indians.' IMAGE: An Indian Army soldier stands guard near Bordumsa village on the road to the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. Photograph: Parth Sanyal/Reuters Five men from Arunachal Pradesh engaged as porters and guides by the Indian Army were 'abducted' by the People's Liberation Army from the Nacho area of the border ..., 1 week ago

'The Chinese have no war experience'

'We are facing the most critical military situation with China in the last 50 years.' IMAGE: Lieutenant General P J S Pannu, fifth from right, with Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre to his right at Daulat Beg Oldie very close to the Galwan area of the Line of Actual Control, July 15-16, 2017. Photograph: Kind courtesy Lieutenant General P J S Pannu "The Indian Army is more experienced in high altitude warfare: we have fought in Kargil and been in active combat in the Siachen ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

China's foreign minister's mysterious visit to Tibet

Was Wang Yi's visit intended to remind India of 1962, asks Claude Arpi? IMAGE: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a press conference in Beijing. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/Pool via Reuters On August 14, a mysterious visit took place in Tibet. Beijing issued a communique mentioning that State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi 'conducted an investigation in Tibet and held discussions with leaders of the autonomous region party... Wang Yi introduced the current ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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20 security personnel among 38 fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh

Eleven of the fresh cases were reported in East Kameng district, five in East Siang, four in Lower Siang, three each in the Capital Complex region and West Siang and Tirap districts, two each in Anjaw, Papumpare, Tawang and Namsai and one in Upper Siang ...
 Money Control1 month ago

1962 War: 'Secret Reports' lost forever?

'The Himmatsinghji Report is still 'missing'.' 'It is a great loss for the knowledge of India's borders.' 'It would have an immense value at a time China is bound to shift its attention to other border fronts in the Himalayas,' notes Claude Arpi. IMAGE: Indian soldiers in Ladakh during the 1962 War with China, November 1962. Photograph: Radloff/Three Lions/Getty Images   It was recently reported that 144 veterans of the Indian armed forces had signed a joint statement on the situation ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Why Xi Jinping's fantasy will be crushed by reality

'Ladakh is a tiny salami-slice issue.' 'The big one for China is Arunachal Pradesh, more than 83,000 sq km.' 'Do they imagine they can grab any of this by force?' 'In the 21st century, nursing those thoughts only means you need to get your heads examined.' 'It isn't going to happen,' declares Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Leader for Life Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist party of China, its president and chairman of its central military commission. Photograph: Reuters   Addressing ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

We know exactly where the LAC is and must defend it

'We should not minimise the seriousness of Chinese encroachments because their perception is different.' 'Nor should we fall into the trap of accepting so-called 'buffer zones' in areas of overlapping claims. We cannot have buffer zones in our own territory,' asserts Ambassador Shyam Saran, a former foreign secretary. IMAGE: Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Yogesh Kumar Joshi, the Northrn Army Commander, briefs Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi during his visit to Ladakh, July ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Borders are derived realities, not autonomous facts

'Manmohan Singh's fond hope of avoiding conflict over territory by 'making borders irrelevant' is increasingly difficult to realise in a world where institutional restraints on aggression are weakening and the new game in town is unalloyed power play,' notes T N Ninan. Photograph: KBK Graphics   Borders have a habit of becoming sacrosanct. Schoolchildren are made familiar with the shape of their country, with geography usually supported by history, language, religion, and (more broadly) ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Have the Chinese got what they wanted?

'Could the Chinese have taken a leaf out of our book?' 'That their unprecedented build-up is their attempt at coercive diplomacy with India?' 'And if so, what is it that they could be expecting as a quid pro quo?' asks Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi meets soldiers injured in the Galwan valley encounter with the People's Liberation Army on the night of June 15/16 during his visit to Ladakh, July 3, 2020. Photograph: ANI Photo   Why have the Chinese ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

India should hike defence spending to 4% of GDP

'As for tricky relations with China, India needs less of summitry type event management and more anticipatory analysis and management of events,' says Ambassador Jaimini Bhagwati. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi with Indian Army soldiers in Leh, July 3, 2020. Photograph: Press Information Bureau   'Trust, but verify' is said to be a Russian maxim. To Mikhail Gorbachev's annoyance, Ronald Reagan kept repeating this at their bilateral meetings. Trust and verification are ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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