“Last year, India turned down Trump’s offer to ‘help’ and ‘mediate’ between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, an issue India stressed can only be discussed bilaterally. India perhaps has been aware of the US’ bad history of mediation in which the US made troubles rather than solved problems, and which turned bilateral disputes into multilateral ones,” it said. … [Read more...] about Committed to peace, says Chinese defence ministry in 1st remark on Ladakh standoff
“India probably has found that the U.S. is not a reliable partner,” it said. “The self-centered ‘America First’ policy endorsed by Trump can hardly reconcile with Modi’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ campaign, and a trade deal was elusive even during Trump’s high-profile visit to India in February 2020 when the two were locked in trade frictions. India perhaps has been aware of the US’ bad history of mediation in which the U.S. made troubles rather than solved problems, and which turned bilateral disputes into multilateral ones.” … [Read more...] about China’s media slams Trump over border comments, says he is ‘driving a wedge’
NEW DELHI: There are no signs of any de-escalation in the almost month-long confrontation between Indian and The Indian Army has "enough acclimatized" troops now deployed in the high-altitude areas in eastern Ladakh to take care of any contingency, while battalions in other sectors like Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh along the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) have also further cranked up their operational readiness, said sources. Read also: No talks between PM Modi & Trump on India-China border standoff, govt saysThe ongoing Army commanders’ conference, being chaired by General M M Naravane and attended by the senior Lt-Generals heading the six operational and one training commands, also interestingly discussed the "management of ammunition stocks and operational logistics" while reviewing the situation along the LAC on Thursday. Sources said there is no doubt that the "well-coordinated" operation by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for simultaneous … [Read more...] about No de-escalation in China stand-off; Army bosses discuss ammunition stocks, op logistics
A female wild boar gives the mile-long stare to the onlookers as her piglets busy themselves. A female weighs around 80-120 kg, while her male counterpart can weigh as much as 175 kg. It is said that the boar is the only animal in the jungle that can take the tiger head on, quite literally. Photograph: Shubir Rishi/Rediff.com … [Read more...] about Oh, to catch a tiger, by its tale!
Over the past year, the Hong Kong community has been traumatised. Violence by rioters has escalated, with illegal firearms and explosives posing a terrorist threat. The opposition forces and organisations advocating "Hong Kong independence" and "self-determination" have blatantly challenged the authority of the Central Authorities and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, pleaded for interference in Hong Kong's affairs by external forces and even begged for sanctions against Hong Kong and thus disregarding the interests of Hong Kong people and our country. Meanwhile, external forces have intensified their interference in Hong Kong's internal affairs, passed laws relating to Hong Kong and flagrantly glorified the illegal acts of radicals, all of which seriously jeopardise our nation's sovereignty, security and development interests. Hong Kong has become a gaping hole in national security, and our city's prosperity and stability are at risk. … [Read more...] about Full text of CE’s letter to Hong Kong citizens