What to expect from the Indo-China military commander level talks

New Delhi, Jan 11: The meeting between the Corps Commanders of India and China will take place on the Chinese side of the Chushul-Moldo Border Personnel Meeting Point.

India has hopes that the meeting would be a constructive one and all pending issues would be sorted out. The Indian delegation this time would be led by Lt. General Anindya Sengupta.

Lt. General Sengupta had taken over from Lt. General P G K Menon as the Commander of the Fire and Fury Corps last week. This would be the 14th found of talks with China and it would be held on January 12.

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As Deputy NSA, what Vikram Misri will bring to the table 

Vikram Misri

New Delhi, Dec 28: Vikram Misri, an officer of the Indian Foreign Services. has been appointed as the Deputy National Security Advisor in the National Security Council Secretariat. 

Misri had served as the envoy to China till December 11. The current envoy to China is Pradeep Kumar Rawat. Misri, a 1989 batch of the IFS had served as India’s Ambassador to Myanmar and Spain. He was appointed as the Ambassador to Beijing in 2019. His posting in China was a crucial one considering the tensions along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh. 

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With threats from 2.5 fronts, Govt may go for deep dive on appointment of new CDS

New Delhi, Dec 09: The sudden and tragic demise of Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat has not only shaken up the nation, but also thrown up a very difficult question on succession.

General Rawat had a proven track record on delivery and that makes it even more difficult to find a replacement easily. The government has the task of appointing a new CDS from the Indian Army and it is expected to follow the same pattern. The overall merit cum seniority is what would be considered before appointing a new CDS.

The rules say that all service chiefs can be considered for the post. Its says that a General who can provide sound and single point advise to the government can be considered for the post of CDS.

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As new envoy to China, Pradeep Rawat has his hands full

New Delhi, Nov 15: Former head of the East division in the Ministry of External Affairs and China expert, Pradeep Kumar Rawat is expected to take over as the new Indian envoy to Beijing.

The 1990 batch Indian Foreign Service officer will assumed the post as Vikram Misri is retiring to New Delhi as a secretary. Rawat is an expert on China apart from being fluent in Mandarin.

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Key India led regional summit on Afghanistan gets underway

New Delhi, Nov 10: The Afghanistan conference being hosted by Indian National Security Council Secretariat headed by National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval is underway.

India has invited the NSAs of Russia, Iran, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. China and Pakistan have however said that they will not be attending the meet. China had cited re-scheduling issues, while Pakistan had referred to India as a spoiler.

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The importance of the Afghanistan Conference hosted NSA Ajit Doval

New Delhi, Nov 08: The Afghanistan conference being hosted by Indian National Security Council Secretariat headed by National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval is of utmost importance given the manner in which things have unfolded since the Taliban took over.

While referring to India as a spoiler, Pakistan’s National Security Advisor, Moeed Yusuf said that his country would not take part in it. On the other hand, there is no word from China which has been engaging with the Taliban both directly as well as through Islamabad.

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Indian reps to come face-to-face with Taliban leadership at Moscow today 

New Delhi, Oct 20: The Indian representatives will come face to face with a delegation of the Taliban today during the talks to be held in Moscow. These talks comes a day after the US pulled out of a meeting of the extended troika which was hosted by Moscow on Tuesday. The special representatives from China, Russia and Pakistan took part in the meeting. 

The meeting would bring India face-to-face with the Taliban leadership who have also been invited for the talks. The Taliban had recently taken over Afghanistan following the withdrawal by the US troops. 

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What would India’s role in Afghanistan be with the Chinese backing Taliban

New Delhi, Sep 14: India is watching closely, China’s role in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover. While India may have shut down its embassies and consulates in Afghanistan due to the evolving situation, it has however kept a communication channel open with the Taliban.

Afghanistan watchers tell OneIndia that, India will tread patiently on the issue. There is still plenty of confusion in Afghanistan and unless the entire process settles down, New Delhi will not decide on the next move.

However, the concern would be the Chinese involvement in Afghanistan. China is looking to fill in the geopolitical space which was recently vacated by the United States. China would also be looking to consolidate its influence in Asia.

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Help us expand footprint in Afghanistan: Taliban delegation tells China

New Delhi, July 28: The Taliban has reached out to the Chinese to help it expand its footprint in Afghanistan. The same was conveyed by Taliban leader, Mullah Baradar during a meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi held on July 27.

The Taliban in a statement said that Mullah Baradar travelled to China for two days as the head of a high ranking delegation of nine people. He held separate meetings with Wang who is the Chinese special representative for Afghansitan.

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Made in China drone may have been used in Jammu IAF base attack

New Delhi, July 05: A drone suspected to be made in China was used in the attack on the Indian Air Force base in Jammu and Kashmir, the probe has revealed.

The attack is currently being investigated by the National Investigation Agency. This was a clear act of terror aimed at targeting military assets, Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria said earlier, while stating that a detailed investigation into the attacks were underway.

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