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Adverse Public Opinion Prevails in India Against China, finds Survey

The complexities of developing equations between China and India are increasing in various spheres. Public opinion is one such sphere. In a survey 72 per cent said they believe India could win in a war against China.

Is China Going to Engage with India in Himachal Pradesh Now? South Asian Geopolitics Update

China and India are two key players in South-Asian Geopolitics. The militaries of both powers were engaged in a standoff in Eastern Ladakh recently. Though both sides jointly declared to disengage and deescalate in mid-July, there has been little progress in deescalation along the disputed Line of Actual Control.

Enforcing Silence: India’s War on Sikh Social Media – A Report by World Sikh Organization

The World Sikh Organisation (WSO) of Canada has released a report on the crackdown on Sikh social media by Indian authorities. The report entitled “Enforcing Silence: India’s War on Sikh Social Media” examines recent developments and offers suggestions to social media platforms with respect to Sikh content.

Sikh Body Releases Report on Indian Crackdown on Sikh Social Media

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has released a report on the crackdown on Sikh social media by Indian authorities. The report entitled “Enforcing Silence: India’s War on Sikh Social Media” examines recent developments and offers suggestions to social media platforms with respect to Sikh content.

Bombay High Court Hearing PIL Seeks UAPA Against Twitter

Mumbai: Bombay High Court is hearing a ‘public interest litigation’ (PIL) seeking directions for National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India to take action against Twitter ...

PUCL Demands Immediate Transfer of Varavara Rao to Specialised Hospital

Varavara Rao is a renowned Telugu poet and intellectual who has been incarcerated since August, 2018 in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Sikh Lawyer Releases Latest List of UAPA Cases in Punjab; Congress Govt. Using UAPA Faster than Last SAD-BJP Govt.

An updated tentative list released by Sikh lawyer Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur has revealed that the Congress party led Punjab government is faster than previous SAD-BJP government in at least one perspective- registering cases under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). UAPA is considered present day notorious law and a new avatar of draconian TADA and POTA.

Indian Army Moves 3 Divisions, Tanks to Ladakh

Amidst ongoing standoff with China, the Indian Army has reportedly more troops and tanks in Ladakh sector on Tuesday (June 30).

Deliberate Interference in Chinese Corporations will not Serve the Interests of the Indian Side, says China on India’s Move to Block Apps

Commenting on Government of India (GoI)'s move to block 59 Chinese Apps, including TikTok, Cam Scanner, WeChat and ShareIt, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that "deliberate interference in such cooperation will not serve the interests of the Indian side".

Why TikTok, UC Browser, Cam Scanner, WeChat, ShareIt (59 Apps) Are Blocked by India – What GoI Says?

Amidst heightened tensions with China in Ladakh region, the Government of India yesterday announced to 'block' 59 mobile apps. Most of these apps were developed and run by Chinese companies. The list included many popular apps like TikTok, UC Browser, CamScanner and WeChat (full list below).

Russia and the China-India Clash: Excerpts from Writeup of Girish Shahane

An opinion write-up by Girish Shahane appeared in live-mint under title "Russia and the India-China clash". Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) has taken out excerpts from this write-up that are being shared below for SSN readers. Readers, who are willing to read the full article my visit the source link given at the end of following excerpts

Ladakh Standoff: A Comparison of Statements Issued by MFA (China) and MEA (India) on 24 June

Amidst reports of Chinese military deployment near strategically important Daulat Beg Oldi, talks between the two sides continue. Both sides issued their official words on the ongoing standoff, situation at Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and mutual talks.

Indian PMO Issues Clarification on Modi’s Statement that China Did Not Enter Indian Territory

A day after Indian prime minister Narendra Modi told leader of Indian political parties during ‘All Party Meeting’ that “[n]either have any intruded into our border, nor has any post been taken over by them (China)”, Indian PMO issued a clarification alleging that “attempts [were] being made in some quarters to give a mischievous interpretation to remarks by the Prime Minister”.

China India Face-off in Galwan (Ladakh): How It Could Impact South Asia, Punjab and the Sikhs?

China and India has been engaged in a face-off in Galwan valley of Ladakh region. A clash broke out between Chinese and Indian soldiers on intervening night of 15 and 16 June which resulted in deaths of 20 Indian army personnel, including a commanding officer.

A Comparison of China and India’s Statements About Phone Talk of Foreign Ministers

Foreign Ministers of China and India had a telephonic conversation on Wednesday (June 17) in wake of Monday (June 15)’s incident in which 20 Indian soldiers, including a commanding officer, were killed. Media reports say that there were casualties on Chinese side also but China did not release any information in this regard.

Kite Fights: New Report says Regional Proxy Wars and Hindu Nationalist Agenda Linked to Massacre of Sikhs in Kabul

The March 25, 2020 massacre of Sikhs at Gurdwara Har Rai Sahib in Kabul, Afghanistan sent shockwaves through the global Sikh community, yet the violence was not the only shocking thing about the vicious attack.

India-Nepal Relationship Deteriorating Fast; Delhi Reaches Out to Kathmandu

India-Nepal relationship is moving fast towards the edge. It all started with Nepal releasing a new political map of the country which included certain areas as parts of Nepal which are also claimed by India. Last week a bill was moved in Nepal’s parliament to amend the constitution of Nepal in accordance with the new political map. The bill is unanimously passed by the lower house of Nepal parliament.

Sikh Group urges British PM to tackle Modi on India’s purported Self Determination ‘Opt-out’

On the 36th anniversary of the infamous Indian army attack on the Sikh nation’s spiritual and temporal seats of authority in Amritsar in June 1984, the World Sikh Parliament has written to the UK’s prime minister calling on him to take his Indian counterpart to task over the issue that has defined the Indo-Sikh conflict over recent decades – India’s unlawful denial of the right of self-determination in the Sikh homeland. The British government’s responsibilities as the former colonial power, the imperative of upholding international law and the need to disavow the foolish complicity of the then Thatcher government, provide sufficient reason to act, according to the global Sikh body.

Australia and India Sign Use of Military Bases & Logistic Support Deal; What’s Next?

India and Australia have signed a pact on access to military bases for logistics support. The pact was one of the seven agreements singed after a virtual summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.

Ladakh Standoff: India Admits Presence of Sizeable Chinese Troops; Lt. Generals to Talk; Statements by USA and Russia

Chinese and Indian soldiers were engaged in a standoff in several areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region for close to a month now. While China has been in aggressive mood, India is playing defensive.

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