Countering the Chinese Threat

Synopsis: India should adopt a multi-level approach to counter the encircling of China. Introduction Over the period of time, China has made its position stronger and has now emerged as a threat to India.  Recently, RSS Chief in his Vijayadashami speech also raised concerns over the China-Pakistan-Taliban-Turkey nexus. How China emerges as a threat to… Continue reading Countering the Chinese Threat

Centre enhances powers of BSF; Punjab slams move

What is the News? The Centre has issued a notification declaring the expansion of the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force(BSF). What does the notification say? The Union Home Ministry has increased the powers of the Border Security Force (BSF) to arrest, search and seize within 50 km from the international boundary in Assam, West… Continue reading Centre enhances powers of BSF; Punjab slams move

Chinese checks: On dealing with border incursions by China

Source: This post is based on the article “ Chinese checks ” published in The Business Standard on 13th October 2021.  Syllabus: GS3- Security Challenges and their Management in Border Areas  Relevance: Dealing with China Synopsis: India urgently needs a fresh strategy for handling the broader dispute along the Sino-Indian border. Introduction  In June last year,… Continue reading Chinese checks: On dealing with border incursions by China

Beijing-Lhasa key road link completed

What is the News? China has completed a Lhasa-Nagqu section of the Beijing-Lhasa expressway. What is Beijing–Lhasa Expressway? Beijing–Lhasa Expressway is part of the Chinese national expressway network. It is planned to connect China’s capital Beijing to the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa. It also connects China’s Central Theatre Command with the Western… Continue reading Beijing-Lhasa key road link completed

Hardly the India- China century Deng envisioned

Synopsis: As China becomes increasingly assertive, the options with New Delhi are limited. Introduction This article is highlighting the changing trajectory of India-China relations. As China grows economically and militarily, it seems to be adopting a hardened posture towards its neighbours, including India. How both the countries talked earlier tensions in India – China relations?… Continue reading Hardly the India- China century Deng envisioned

Union Minister inaugurates Emergency Landing Facility for Indian Air Force in Barmer, Rajasthan

  What is the News? Union Defence Minister and Minister for Road Transport and Highways have jointly inaugurated Emergency Landing Facility(ELF) for the Indian Air Force(IAF). About Emergency Landing Facility(ELF) Purpose: It will be used for emergency landings of the Indian Air Force aircrafts.  Located at: It is a 3 km stretch located on Gandhav-Bhakasar… Continue reading Union Minister inaugurates Emergency Landing Facility for Indian Air Force in Barmer, Rajasthan

Road ahead from Gogra: On India-China border issue

Source: The Hindu, Indian express What is the news? After the talks on July 31, India and China have taken one more step towards restoring peace and normalcy on the LAC by disengaging at patrolling point 17A at Gogra post. However, it is viewed as a faint beginning of the process to disengage. It took 12 military talks… Continue reading Road ahead from Gogra: On India-China border issue

China’s border games

Source: Business Standard Relevance: China’s border strategy against India Synopsis: China’s strategy of push and shove to solidify its position along the LAC requires bold and decisive action from India. Context Recently, China’s President made a three-day visit to Tibet. Featuring prominently in his programme was the Tibetan town of Nyingtri (or Nyingchi) which is… Continue reading China’s border games

Black topping of world’s highest motorable road near LAC completed

Source: The Hindu What is the News? Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed and completed black topping of the world’s highest motorable road at Umling La Pass in Eastern Ladakh. The road was built under the ‘Project Himank’. About Project Himank: Project Himank is a project of the Border Roads Organisation(BRO) in the Ladakh region… Continue reading Black topping of world’s highest motorable road near LAC completed