The Hindu Editorial Analysis : 15th December 2022

The Hindu Editorial Analysis

We all are aware of the importance of reading The Hindu newspaper with the aspect of improving reading ability, easily comprehending paragraphs, getting updated with the current events, improving essay writing and many more. For a banking aspirant it becomes necessary to read editorials for vocabulary. In this article we are going to discuss the points of today’s editorials with practice questions and important vocabs.

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Sign of Caution.

  • Third attempted transgression by the Chinese military, this time in the Tawang sector in the eastern section of the India-China boundary, has served a reminder of the precarious state of affairs along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
  • A crisis which began in April 2020, with PLA transgressions in Ladakh, in the western sector of the boundary, has now appeared to have widened to Arunachal Pradesh.Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament that the Indian Army had forced the PLA to return to its posts.
  • The Minister’s comments, on December 13, came four days after the incident,details of which were first reported by The Hindu on December 12.
  • An Army statement confirmed the clash. The Opposition, which has criticized the Narendra Modi government’s continuing reticence on the China border issue, staged a walkout after being denied a discussion.
  • As troubles now fare in Arunachal, the situation in Ladakh still remains unresolved.
  • India is yet to resume patrolling in any of the five disengagement areas where temporary buffer zones have been established, while the Chinese military remains on India’s side of the LAC in two other friction points, in Depsang and Demchok.
  • What is clear is that the Chinese military has decided, for reasons still unexplained, to unilaterally change how both sides manage what were previously mutually recognised disputed areas.
  • Managing what has become a live border after three decades of relative peace, and crafting a modus vivendi with China in this new situation, has now emerged as a pressing challenge for New Delhi.
  • This is both a military and a political challenge.Addressing it will require, as a first step, transparency, and taking the Opposition and public along on an issue far too important to be led by apparent considerations over optics.
  • Those considerations also appear to be one factor behind the continuing freeze in high-level political contact with China, with Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jinping avoiding a formal meeting at two recent multilateral summits.

Practice Questions:

  • What has happened between India and China in the Tawang sector?
  • Why did Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jinping avoid a formal meeting?

Important Vocabs:

  • Multilateral- involving more than two groups of people, countries.
  • Reticence- not wanted to tell people about something
  • Transgression- something that is against command or law
  • Summit- the top of the mountain
  • Dispute- argument between two people or countries.

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