View: Why this sudden bonhomie between India and Pakistan?

In a significant development having far-reaching ramifications in respect of strategic alignments in South Asia, both India and Pakistan have agreed to “mutually beneficial and sustainable peace” along the borders from the midnight of February 24/25, 2021. The Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan, in a joint statement released on February … Read more View: Why this sudden bonhomie between India and Pakistan?

India to Clear 45 Investments from China, Likely to Include Great Wall, SAIC: Report

India is set to clear 45 investment proposals from China, which are likely to include those from Great Wall Motor and SAIC Motor Corp, government and industry sources told Reuters, as military tensions between the two countries ease at the disputed border. The proposals have been held up since last year after India tightened controls … Read more India to Clear 45 Investments from China, Likely to Include Great Wall, SAIC: Report

Disengagement win-win situation for both sides: Army chief

The disengagement of armies of India and China from north and south banks of Pangong Tso is a “very good end result” and a win-win situation for both the sides, Army Chief Gen M M Naravane said on Wednesday, stressing that there are strategies in place to address other pending issues in eastern Ladakh. He … Read more Disengagement win-win situation for both sides: Army chief

Chipmakers in drought-hit Taiwan order water trucks to prepare for ‘the worst’

With limited rainfall forecast for the months ahead, Taiwan Water Corporation this week said the island has entered the “toughest moment”. (Subscribe to our Today’s Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5 tech stories. Click here to subscribe for free.) Taiwan chipmakers are buying water by the truckload for some of their foundries … Read more Chipmakers in drought-hit Taiwan order water trucks to prepare for ‘the worst’

Pangong Tso Lake disengagement a key step forward, say India-China in joint statement

Indian and Chinese troops have completed a pullout from a lake area on their disputed border in the western Himalayas, setting the scene for disengagement at other friction points, the two countries said on Sunday. Thousands of soldiers have been facing off since April on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), or the de facto … Read more Pangong Tso Lake disengagement a key step forward, say India-China in joint statement

China aims at rare earth export curbs to target US defence industry: Report

China is aiming at curbing the exports of rare earth minerals that are crucial to the US defence contractors, a Reuters report said. The curb on the exports of rare earth minerals is likely to be on the contractors like Lockheed Martin Corp for the manufacture of sophisticated weaponry and F-35 fighter jets.  “The government … Read more China aims at rare earth export curbs to target US defence industry: Report

With China challenge hanging, India bolstering defences in North East with troop reorientation

India is bolstering defences in the North East with reorientation of existing troops, raising of new armoured units to take on the Chinese challenge and a fresh focus on increasing connectivity to Asean neighbours. As part of a multi-pronged plan to improve border security along the contentious China border, revised scales have been planned for … Read more With China challenge hanging, India bolstering defences in North East with troop reorientation

“There Will Be Repercussions For China”: Joe Biden Over Human Rights Abuses

China will pay a price for its human rights abuses, US President Joe Biden warned on Tuesday, responding to queries at a televised event on the Asian nation’s handling of Muslim minorities in its far western region of Xinjiang. Chinese President Xi Jinping has drawn global criticism for holding the minority Uighurs in internment camps … Read more “There Will Be Repercussions For China”: Joe Biden Over Human Rights Abuses

Indo-US ties: Is India ready to plunge deeper into Quad waters?

It’s becoming clear the US wants to move quickly towards operationalising the Quad as one of the key policy initiatives to deter China. That’s been the underlying message in the initial contacts between Washington and New Delhi. Early indications are that Quad will remain the main plank and the ‘foundation’ of the Indo-Pacific policy for … Read more Indo-US ties: Is India ready to plunge deeper into Quad waters?

Watch | Disengagement of the Chinese army troops at Pangong Tso

A video showing the ongoing disengagement of Chinese army from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso Chinese troops have started clearing the Finger 4 area on the North bank of the Pangong Tso and the ongoing disengagement on north and the south banks of the lake by both sides is likely to be … Read more Watch | Disengagement of the Chinese army troops at Pangong Tso