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'China Wants To keep India On The Hook'

'China Wants To keep India On The Hook'

Rediff.com12 Sep 2022

'This was Indian land the PLA advanced on and occupied.' 'The Chinese then 'negotiated' a pullback of their troops a small distance on Indian territory even as Indian jawans draw back further into India from the forward position.' 'An apparently satisfied Indian government says this is a great move for peace! How great is that for China!'

Big blow to Russia in Ukraine, strategic city lost

Big blow to Russia in Ukraine, strategic city lost

Rediff.com11 Sep 2022

The war between Russia and Ukraine appears to be entering a new phase after Kyiv dealt a big blow to Moscow's grip on parts of the east with a fast-moving offensive that saw Ukrainian troops enter the strategic city of Izium after six months of occupation.

We should be proud of every Indian language: Modi

We should be proud of every Indian language: Modi

Rediff.com15 Aug 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the diversity of India and said that while our talent may be restricted by language barriers, pride should be taken in the variety of languages that exist in the country.

NYC has great plans for I-Day with khadi tricolour, giant flag over Hudson

NYC has great plans for I-Day with khadi tricolour, giant flag over Hudson

Rediff.com12 Aug 2022

A fly-past by a 220-ft-long majestic Indian tricolour, made of khadi, over the iconic Hudson river and the display of a giant billboard at Times Square are among the highlights of the grand celebrations planned to mark 75 years of India's Independence in New York this week.

5 Places To Visit This Monsoon

5 Places To Visit This Monsoon

Rediff.com1 Jul 2022

Ekta Mohanani Kamra, travel enthusiast and founder, Hop & Bop, lists places and activities to add to your monsoon bucket list.

Modi Breaks Fresh Ground In Foreign Policy

Modi Breaks Fresh Ground In Foreign Policy

Rediff.com23 Mar 2022

'The big power struggle in faraway Europe erupted at a most critical juncture when India has been increasingly sceptical about American policies and statesmanship,' argues Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Nehru a westernised Indian, Modi has yogic willpower: Ruskin Bond

Nehru a westernised Indian, Modi has yogic willpower: Ruskin Bond

Rediff.com16 Feb 2022

Jawaharlal Nehru was a man of the people and of many gifts and achievements, says veteran author Ruskin Bond in his new book, and describes Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a man of humble beginnings, whose political acumen and yogic willpower have brought him to the top.

Full Text: President's joint address to both houses of Parliament

Full Text: President's joint address to both houses of Parliament

Rediff.com31 Jan 2022

Here's the full text of President's Ram Nath Kovind's address to the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament on the first of Budget Session 2022.

Ladakh Standoff: Return To Status Quo Unlikely, But...

Ladakh Standoff: Return To Status Quo Unlikely, But...

Rediff.com17 Jan 2022

Through the past 18-month period, peace has prevailed in the disputed border regions, which was immensely helpful in the difficult situation that the country was passing through, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Time for India to EMBRACE Russia

Time for India to EMBRACE Russia

Rediff.com6 Dec 2021

We can make a beginning by openly acknowledging the Russian help in 1971 victory when President Putin visits India on 6 December 2021. Showing gratitude to a friend is part of our DNA, notes Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

How India Won The 1971 War

How India Won The 1971 War

Rediff.com3 Dec 2021

December 3, 2021 marks 50 years since the beginning of the 1971 War which ended in a decisive military victory for India and the liberation of Bangladesh. Most analysts of the 1971 War agree that the IV Corps dash across the mighty Meghna river led by the brilliant General Sagat Singh was the turning point in the war, recalls military historian Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

'What the country has given me is a lot more than what the prime ministership can give me'

'What the country has given me is a lot more than what the prime ministership can give me'

Rediff.com9 Nov 2021

'Sanjeev Kumar was my favourite actor. But no one can compare with Amitabh Bachchan.'

'Animosity won't lead Kashmir anywhere'

'Animosity won't lead Kashmir anywhere'

Rediff.com26 Oct 2021

While there was unrest in the rest of the Kashmir valley, the Dal Lake was serene and peaceful.

FULL TEXT: President's address to nation on I Day eve

FULL TEXT: President's address to nation on I Day eve

Rediff.com14 Aug 2021

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation on the eve of India's 75th Independence Day. Here's the text of what he said:

Feel like coming home, says Rahul in Kashmir

Feel like coming home, says Rahul in Kashmir

Rediff.com10 Aug 2021

"I can tell you that I understand you, my family must have drank water from the river Jhelum. Kashmiriyat, the culture and thought process must be in me too. When I come here, I feel like I am coming home," he said, while referring to his family ties to Kashmir and added that he had come with a message of love and respect.

How the Soviet Union Helped India Win the 1971 War

How the Soviet Union Helped India Win the 1971 War

Rediff.com9 Aug 2021

It is a timely reminder that when faced with twin threats, India has succeeded by wisely choosing allies, points out Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

China, Pak agree to launch 'joint actions' in Afghanistan

China, Pak agree to launch 'joint actions' in Afghanistan

Rediff.com26 Jul 2021

The decision was taken during a meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Pakistan counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the southwestern the Chinese city of Chengdu on Saturday.

Why did Xi meet PLA generals?

Why did Xi meet PLA generals?

Rediff.com26 Jul 2021

Important for India was Xi's meeting with representatives of PLA officers and soldiers stationed in Tibet. The video of the encounter was interesting to watch, especially the large number of lieutenant generals and major generals, observes Claude Arpi.

Xi makes first visit to Tibetan town bordering Arunachal Pradesh

Xi makes first visit to Tibetan town bordering Arunachal Pradesh

Rediff.com23 Jul 2021

Xi arrived at the Nyingchi Mainling Airport on Wednesday and was warmly welcomed by local people and officials of various ethnic groups, Xinhua news agency reported.

Taliban-run Afghanistan: Does India have a role?

Taliban-run Afghanistan: Does India have a role?

Rediff.com12 Jul 2021

New Delhi should resist any temptation to act as spoiler and instead should cooperate with its SCO partners in reaching a regional consensus behind the formation of an interim government in Kabul, argues Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

'Army is highly prepared in Ladakh'

'Army is highly prepared in Ladakh'

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

'The PLA has continued to do exercises and drills and recently carried out air exercises with fighter jets.'

Mr Xi, what have you gained in Ladakh?

Mr Xi, what have you gained in Ladakh?

Rediff.com15 Jun 2021

'Why did your generals try to grab a few square kilometres of Indian territory in Ladakh?' 'And what happened to the hard work that you and Prime Minister Modi put into the Wuhan and Mamallapuram meets?' Claude Arpi writes a letter to Xi Jinping, China's self-styled supreme leader, who turns 68 today, June 15.

China's 'Sputnik Moment'

China's 'Sputnik Moment'

Rediff.com22 May 2021

'Seen in the context of world turmoil in face of the pandemic and the Chinese 'miracle' of being the only country in the world to control it, this is not merely a 'Sputnik' moment, but a 'Sputnik Plus' moment,' argues Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Why is China more and more nervous?

Why is China more and more nervous?

Rediff.com14 Apr 2021

The Tibetan nation still lives under the yoke of the Chinese Communist Party, and Beijing today has a guilty conscience; this creates a great uneasiness for Xi Jinping and his colleagues observes Claude Arpi.

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh: Brothers in Blood

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh: Brothers in Blood

Rediff.com27 Mar 2021

At a time when China is trying to make its foray into South Asia, India should use its shared history to strengthen its ties in the region, says Dr Rup Narayan Das.

India, Bangladesh can revive Bay of Bengal dynamism

India, Bangladesh can revive Bay of Bengal dynamism

Rediff.com26 Mar 2021

The South Asian nations could script a new history of cooperation and prosperity that could serve as an example for other nations, notes Dr Rahul Mishra.

Govt to implement all clauses of Bodo accord in 30 months: Shah

Govt to implement all clauses of Bodo accord in 30 months: Shah

Rediff.com22 Mar 2021

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said all clauses of the Bodo Accord signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Government last year will be implemented within two-and-a-half years.

Modi's visit to Dhaka to be very memorable: Jaishankar

Modi's visit to Dhaka to be very memorable: Jaishankar

Rediff.com4 Mar 2021

Jaishankar arrived on a day-long visit to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Modi's visit to Bangladesh later this month to participate in the celebrations of 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's Independence and 50 years of Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations.

China admits 4 soldiers were killed in Galwan clash

China admits 4 soldiers were killed in Galwan clash

Rediff.com20 Feb 2021

Four Chinese soldiers were killed in the fierce clash with the Indian Army in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) acknowledged for the first time on Friday.

Time for Aung San Suu Kyi to step aside?

Time for Aung San Suu Kyi to step aside?

Rediff.com10 Feb 2021

Some believe she should no longer be the face of the struggle to free Myanmar from the new military dictatorship, observes Prakash Bhandari.

Badminton Asia Mixed Team C'ship cancelled

Badminton Asia Mixed Team C'ship cancelled

Rediff.com3 Feb 2021

The 2020 international calendar concluded with the three tournaments in the Asia leg which was conducted in Bangkok in successive weeks.

FULL TEXT: President's address to Parliament

FULL TEXT: President's address to Parliament

Rediff.com29 Jan 2021

Here's the full text of President Ram Nath Kovind's customary address to the joining sitting of Parliament on the first day of the budget session.

US Plays the Tibet Card

US Plays the Tibet Card

Rediff.com4 Jan 2021

China is acutely conscious of the need for the next Dalai Lama to be under its control. It was for this reason that China recently stressed their claim on Arunachal Pradesh. There were rumours that the next Dalai Lama may be found in Tawang. If that happens, India-China relations will become tense and there may be demands for the child to be handed over to the Chinese, points out Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

The A to Z of 2020

The A to Z of 2020

Rediff.com31 Dec 2020

We present our alphabet of 2020, pulling in everything you'll remember about this year we'd rather forget.

2020's BEST Non-Hindi Films

2020's BEST Non-Hindi Films

Rediff.com30 Dec 2020

Aseem Chhabra lists the best non-Hindi language films he watched in 2020, with the hope that they will have a wider reach in the new year.

Some countries exporting terror amid Covid: India at UN

Some countries exporting terror amid Covid: India at UN

Rediff.com18 Nov 2020

India's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti, said on Tuesday that India condemns all forms of anti-semitism and all forms of discrimination on religious grounds anywhere in the world.

Why is the army chief visiting Nepal?

Why is the army chief visiting Nepal?

Rediff.com4 Nov 2020

Though General Naravane's visit will not deal with 'impermanent' issues like the changing stands of politicians, it will certainly reinforce the deeper 'permanent' links between the people of Nepal and India. Time will hopefully tackle the present impermanence of the Sino-Nepalese romance, notes Claude Arpi.

7 Pakistani LIES about the 1965 War

7 Pakistani LIES about the 1965 War

Rediff.com23 Oct 2020

Why did Pakistan sign a cease-fire without acquiring Kashmir, which was the sole purpose of the 1965 War, asks Ahmad Faruqui.

Punjab assembly unanimously passes bills against farm laws

Punjab assembly unanimously passes bills against farm laws

Rediff.com20 Oct 2020

The provisions exempt farmers from attachment of land up to 2.5 acres and provide for prevention of hoarding and black marketing of agricultural produce.

BJP in Bihar hitting out at LJP due to Nitish: Chirag Paswan

BJP in Bihar hitting out at LJP due to Nitish: Chirag Paswan

Rediff.com18 Oct 2020

Paswan also said that BJP leaders were free to throw barbs at the LJP, as part of their "coalition dharma", but he would always hold Prime Minister Narendra Modi in high regard.

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