India is boycotting the 2022 Beijing Olympics

On Thursday, February 3, 2022, the Indian government announced that no diplomat would be present at the Beijing Olympics and that the public broadcaster Doordarshan would not broadcast either the opening or closing ceremonies.

A Chinese soldier who fought against the Indian Army under the bearers of the Olympic flame

India failed to appreciate that China chose a Chinese army soldier as one of the torchbearers who was injured in a clash with Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley on the India-India border in May 2020, reflecting unresolved border tensions between the two countries.

So far, the Modi government has decided not to join Western countries’ calls for a boycott over human rights problems in China.

1,200 people took turns carrying the flame through Beijing for three days.

Just one Indian athlete at the Beijing Olympics

A native of mountainous Kashmir and an alpine skier, Arif Khan is India’s sole representative at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. He humorously describes the surprise of the judges and his competitors when they discover there is an Indian on the course! Winter sports are not so famous in India that Arif Khan has to find money himself and pay for his travel for every international competition. To top off all his efforts, we hope for him to win an Olympic medal!

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The brief dated February 4, 2022

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