China's strategic missteps can have dangerous consequences for Indo Pacifc region (Photo: Twitter)

China's strategic missteps can have dangerous consequences for Indo Pacifc region

Beijing should be wise enough in realizing the dangerous impact of its using pugnacious responses to Pelosi’s visit that can risk greater backfiring from its strategic adversaries in the future

With eye on China, India's armed forces incorporate AI systems in three services

In view of China’s build-up all along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) till Arunachal Pradesh, it is just as well that India is pursuing efforts to equip its armed forces with AI-backed systems

Pelosi’s Taiwan trip: upholding values of democracy over autocracy

A new spectrum of tactical competition has begun in the Indo Pacific, and it requires more than threats and deterrence to determine the path and pattern of the conflict; it needs wisdom and strategic foresight by all the players in playing both the short and long game with both conventional and new tools of war and diplomacy

Sharpening China Watch: Indian Army seeks to up language and knowledge expertise on China

The Indian Army’s notification in July 2022 inviting applications from persons fluent in Mandarin to properly communicate with the Chinese military along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is a beginning in fulfilling a decades-long important requirement

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Nepal seeking more grants from Beijing for feasibility study of cross-border railway

Nepal and China are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding for the feasibility study of the proposed cross-border rail link during the upcoming visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Kathmandu

Chinese foreign minister to visit India this month?

In what could be the first visit by any senior Chinese leader since the violent clash at the Line Of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh nearly two years ago, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi may visit India later this month, NDTV said

Missile row: US, China call for direct talks between Pakistan and India

The United States and China have called for direct dialogue and talks between India and Pakistan, days after New Delhi admitted accidental firing of an unarmed missile that fell into Pakistan

US to support India militarily at LAC with China; military-to-military relationship at 'highest point'

The US will continue to support India with equipment and other things it needs along the Line of Actual Control with China, the US' Indo-Pacific commander has said, asserting that the defence establishment of the two countries share a "tremendous partnership"

Chinese foreign minister likely to visit Nepal this month

China Foreign Minister Wang Yi is expected to visit Nepal this month which would be the first high-level visit between the two countries since the change of the government in Kathmandu last year. Significantly, this will come a few weeks after the Nepali Parliament ratified a US aid program

China provoking India 'at every turn', says senior US official

China is provoking India at every turn just as it is doing with the United States, and Washington is committed to strengthening India's defence capacity to deter Chinese provocations, a senior Biden administration official has said

China weaponising space domain is bringing newer threats, says Indian Air Force Chief

Space-based assets could become essential for the conduct of operations in a networked scenario in the future as recent moves by China have weaponised the space domain, Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari said on Thursday

India will not accept any change in status quo at LAC: Foreign Minister Jaishankar

India will not agree to any change in the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) - the de facto border - with China, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday while addressing the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)

Avoid commercially unsustainable projects, Indian foreign minister tells neighbours alluding to China's debt-trap diplomacy

Without mentioning China, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar criticised Beijing for the debt-trap diplomacy it indulges in and cautioned countries in the neighbourhood to not fall into the trap, advising them to make “informed decisions” on what Bangladesh foreign ministers said were often "aggressive...affordable proposals" from Beijing

India-China relations going through 'very difficult phase'; Quad not 'Asian NATO', says Indian foreign minister

India's relationship with China is right now going through a "very difficult phase" after Beijing violated agreements not to bring the military forces in the border, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said, emphasising that the "state of the border will determine the state of the relationship"

Oppose US’ ‘coercive diplomacy’, ‘selfish agenda’, says China on US-Nepal MCC row intensifies

We oppose the US’ “coercive diplomacy”, China said in its reaction to Nepal’s MCC row - a stalled $500 million grant program that threatens to derail Nepal-US ties as Beijing accuses Washington of pressuring Kathmandu at the “expense of Nepal’s sovereignty and interests.”

China targets Quad, calls it a 'small clique' that is 'provoking confrontation'; says US ganging up in Asia Pacific

China has criticised the Quad as a "small clique" that is “bent on provoking confrontation” and warned that it will be to their “detriment.”

India bans 54 more Chinese apps; says data being misused

In continuing actions to curb Chinese cyber activities, India has banned 54 more Chinese apps that the government says compromise the country's security with real-time data being transmitted to a "hostile country"

US to back India's 'rise, regional leadership' in countering China: Beijing's 'coercion and aggression' against India is acute, says strategy document

The long-awaited document released on Friday said, 'We recognise that India is a like-minded partner and leader in South Asia and the Indian Ocean, active in and connected to Southeast Asia.'

China non-committal on timeline for return of foreign students; over 23,000 Indian students stranded

China has said it was considering a “coordinated” arrangement for the return of foreign students, but remained non-committal on a definite timeline to allow them, including over 23,000 Indians, who are stuck back home for the past two years due to Beijing’s Covid-19 visa bans

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