As India’s largest telecom operator, Jio’s entry into the 5G market was a given. Ambani even told visiting US President Trump in February that Jio would soon launch a 5G network that was completely free of Chinese components. No one could have guessed what was on his mind back then.
India’s ban of 56 Chinese apps heralds a new normal in Sino-Indian relations, one that will no longer be decoupling trade and politics. However, much needs to be done before the country can adequately firewall itself from the prying eyes of the Dragon in the fraught realm of cyberspace.
After the Indian Government failed to attract buyers in 2018 for India’s one of the most ambitious privatization plans, it came with new and much simpler terms in 2020 to sell the debt-ridden Air India.
It may be too early for India to indulge in triumphalism over the implementation of the new domicile rule for Jammu & Kashmir. As Israel and Sri Lanka illustrate, seizing and occupying territories may mean victory, but almost always Pyrrhic.
Are scientists merely toeing the line of their political masters when they say that a potential cure for COVID-19 could be just around the corner? As fatalities continue to mount, can technology really deliver humanity from this scourge? The short answer: Yes.
In the early ’90s, Chinese products were cheap but not durable – if a Chinese pen lasted a few months one would be happy. Quality and finesse was not the Chinese cup of green tea. German and European products were built to last.
No major military conflict has taken place between India and China since the Nathu La and Cho La clashes in September 1967. The current military confrontation is a sharp departure from a half-century-long stalemate on border issues despite differences over the exact demarcation of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which is the apparent cause of the current conflict.
The news is worrying because A: the basis for removal of Twitter accounts of certain countries (especially China) sets a dangerous precedent, and B: mainstream media is averse to investigate the hidden agenda behind the vicious move.
The amendment by way of which Nepal has constitutionally declared the disputed territories to be its part is not only a setback to Indo-Nepal relations but is also a major diplomatic failure on India’s part. Reckless statements from the quarters that have no role to play and should have maintained complete silence on the issue have only worsened the situation.
In an unprecedented move, Nepal, which shares a border of over 1,850 km with five Indian states, unanimously voted to amend its Constitution and incorporate the country’s new map into its national emblem.