South Asia and Beyond

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China Restive As India Connects Ladakh Better

HIMACHAL PRADESH/LADAKH: India’s border infrastructure in Ladakh is getting a push, thanks to the ongoing standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). There have been attempts to ensure year-round connectivity to Leh and beyond. The recently inaugurated Atal tunnel is one such endeavour. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has been working tirelessly, trying to […]Read More

10,000 More Permanent Troops Likely For LAC

SOMEWHERE IN LADAKH: In the wake of China’s aggression in eastern Ladakh, the deployment of additional forces is well underway. But first, a quick look at the current force status. While 8 Mountain Division has been tasked to look after the LoC since 1999, post the Kargil conflict, an entire brigade, directly under the control […]Read More

‘China Has Lost India’

NEW DELHI: As the India-China standoff continues in Ladakh and the winter deepens, India is shoring up its strategic partnerships inviting Australia to the Malabar Exercise next month and tying up military logistics agreements with a number of countries including possibly the UK in some weeks,  Does that mean the India-China relationship is in free […]Read More

Can U.S., China Turn The Business Clock Back?

NEW DELHI: As the clock ticks towards the November 3 U.S. election, some contradictory issues present themselves. The latest Bloomberg report says China “is on track to be the world’s only major growth engine … gross domestic product expanded 4.9% in the third quarter from a year ago …both retail sales and industrial production gained momentum […]Read More