U.S. is now more clear in support for India on China border issues, says researcher

Amid heightened tensions on the India-China border, top U.S. diplomat for South and Central Asia Alice Wells on May 20 hit out at China, saying the tensions reminded the world of the “threat” posed by Beijing. China slammed the remarks as “nonsense”. Jeff Smith, Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation in Washington and author of ‘Cold Peace: China-India Rivalry in the Twenty-First Century’, says her comments are significant with the U.S. in the past not always forthcoming about expressing support on the boundary issue. The U.S., he says, wants to…

Why Zee News hails Sonu Sood, Republic’s Modi report card & India Today’s China questions

Sonu Sood organises buses for stranded migrants and students | @imranirampal | Twitter Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Prime time debates were all over the place Sunday. Zee News celebrated actor Sonu Sood’s philanthropy, Republic assessed the Modi government’s first year report card and India Today had far too many questions on the India-China ‘standoff’. China was also on the mind of News18 India’s Gayatri Sharma who spoke about the ‘kadwahat’ (bitterness) between China and the US, “Dono mahashakityon mein tanaav iss kadar badd chuke hai…

China’s anxieties reveal schism : The Tribune India

Jayadeva Ranade President, Centre for China Analysis and Strategy There is high anxiety in the upper echelons of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership in Beijing at the present state of China-US relations. Official Chinese think tanks have described China-US tensions as at a ‘dangerous’ turn and apprehend that relations could rapidly deteriorate further leading even to conflict. China’s leadership assesses that tensions have been sharply accentuated by the coronavirus pandemic and that the consequent worldwide rise in anti-China sentiment has been fanned by the US. The…

Tensions Between China and India Could Lead to War

Tensions between India and China are not new. The two countries—which share the world’s longest unmarked border—fought a full-fledged war in 1962 and have since engaged in several small skirmishes. Not since 1975 has a bullet been fired across their shared border. As a result, the theory that Sino-Indian clashes are flashes in the pan and unlikely to lead to more extensive fighting has become a widely held consensus. Recent events, however, suggest that escalations are highly possible. Both sides have substantial—and growing—military deployments along a mostly disputed border. And…

US sees role for India to reverse China’s behaviour : The Tribune India

Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 23 Against the backdrop of the India-China border tensions, a new US Strategy Paper envisages a crucial role for India in both military and economic dimensions to deal with China. The paper, which defines the US approach to China in the coming days, mentions the Sino-Indian border as among the hotspots where China is engaging in provocative and coercive military and paramilitary activities with its neighbours. The others are the Yellow Sea, the East and South China Seas and the Taiwan Strait.…

China’s already beleaguered position on LAC presents India with opportunities: Report

ANI | Updated: May 23, 2020 15:31 IST Amsterdam [Netherlands], May 23 (ANI): Beijing’s escalating confrontations with the U.S. and other Western countries amid Covid-19 outbreak, the Taiwan and Hong Kong underbellies, the South China Sea issue and standoff with India over the border issue has put China on beleaguered position. However, it has presented India with opportunities, says Amsterdam based European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS).It said in its research, “India, in recent years, appears to have woken up to the need for improving military deterrence along the…

Militaries of India and China on High Alert as Border Tensions Escalate

Talks between the Indian and Chinese military to end escalating tensions along their disputed border have ended in a deadlock as the fragile peace shows signs of breaking down. Border incidents are at their highest since 2015, senior Indian security officials said. The two sides held talks on Tuesday aimed at lowering the temperature between the nuclear-armed neighbors, however neither army was willing to compromise, the officials said, asking not to be identified citing rules on speaking to the media. Read More… Source link

China hikes defence budget to $179 billion, nearly three times that of India | India News

BEIJING: China, the second-largest military spender after the US, has hiked its defence budget from last year’s 177.6 billion to $179 billion, nearly three times that of India, the lowest increment in recent years apparently due to the heavy disruption caused to its economy by the Covid-19, according to the official media. China, which has the world’s largest military of two million troops, will continue to lower its defence budget growth rate to 6.6 per cent in 2020, according to a draft budget report presented on Friday to National People’s…

China hikes defence budget to $179 billion, nearly three times that of India

China, which has the world’s largest military of two million troops, will continue to lower its defence budget growth rate to 6.6 per cent in 2020 (Reuters image) China, the second-largest military spender after the US, has hiked its defence budget from last year’s 177.6 billion to USD 179 billion, nearly three times that of India, the lowest increment in recent years apparently due to the heavy disruption caused to its economy by the COVID-19, according to the official media. China, which has the world’s largest military of two million…