Galwan Valley

  • Indian side returns Chinese soldier who crossed Himalayan border - China military paper
    BEIJING, October 21 (Reuters): A Chinese soldier who had strayed across a contested de facto border with India in the Himalayas has been handed back by the Indian side, according to a report by China's official military newspaper, the PLA Daily. The soldier was handed over early Wednesday morning, according to the report. Both countries have amassed thousands of troops in the region after a deadly clash in June. The nuclear-armed neighbours have been locked in a month
  • China tries to cross LAC in Ladakh again, India pushes back
    New Delhi, August 31 (PTI): In a fresh confrontation in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese army carried out 'provocative military movements' to 'unilaterally' change the status quo on the southern bank of Pangong Tso lake on the intervening night of August 29 and 30 but the attempt was thwarted by the Indian troops, the Army said here on Monday. Army Spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand said troops from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) 'violated' the consen
  • PM Modi's I-Day message to China: Respect for India's sovereignty is supreme
    New Delhi, August 15 (IANS): In the backdrop of recent Galwan Valley clash between Indian-Chinese soldiers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of country's 74th Independence Day on Saturday said the respect for India's sovereignty is supreme and Indian Army has responded from the LOC to the LAC whoever raised an eye on the sovereignty of the country. Showing respect to the exemplary courage of Indian soldiers during the face-offs between the troops of the two count
  • China has built new structures in Pangong Tso area
    New Delhi/Ladakh, July 25 (IANS) A month and a half after the violent face-off with Indian soldiers along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, Chinese troops have disengaged but built and retained several news constructions in the Pangong Tso area, as per the latest satellite images. Early this month, both the countries withdrew from the disputed Patrol Post 14 (PP14) in Galwan Valley where 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese troops had been killed in a violen
  • China completely withdraws from 2 areas in Ladakh
    New Delhi, July 9 (PTI): China's People's Liberation Army on Thursday completed moving back its troops from the face-off sites in Gogra and Hot Springs in eastern Ladakh in line with the understanding reached with the Indian Army, and the two sides are set to hold high-level military talks to further de-escalate tension in the region, people familiar with the development said. They said both sides have completed creation of a buffer zone of three kilometres in the three fr
  • Pompeo says China took incredibly aggressive action in recent clash with India
    WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday accused China of taking "incredibly aggressive action" in a recent clash with India over a disputed section of the nuclear-armed neighbors' border, saying the incident could not be assessed in isolation.   On the night of June 15, Chinese forces and Indian troops fought for hours with rods and clubs, resulting in a dramatic escalation that left 20 Indian soldiers killed, with so
  • Chinese PLA moves back at Patrolling Points 14, 15
    NEW DELHI, JULY 8 (IANS): The Chinese People's Liberation Army troops have pulled back around 2 kilometres at Patrolling Point 14 and Patrolling 15 in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh while the process of pull back has started at the Hot Springs, sources said on Wednesday.   The disengagement started after a two-month military standoff and it is happening "as per agreed terms in the Corps Commanders' meeting". However, it has not been verified on the gro
  • No pullback of Chinese troops, materiel from Pangong Lake, Depsang
    New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Indian military sees no pullback of Chinese People's Liberation Army troops and materiel from Pangong Lake and Depsang in eastern Ladakh, sources said on Tuesday.   The disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops has happened in Galwan valley, Hot Springs and Gogra post in Ladakh sector. However, it has not been verified on the ground yet.   The disengagement started after a two-month military standoff and it is happening "as p
  • India, China agree that differences should not become disputes after key phone call
    Beijing, July 6 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the forward areas in Ladakh over the weekend coupled with sustained diplomatic pressure, the India-China border face-off appears to have reached some sort of settlement. This disclosure comes day after a disengagement process began in three of the four friction points along the LAC in Ladakh.   On Sunday evening, Chinese Foreign Minister, State Councillor and Special Representative on the Sino-Indian Boundary
  • 'Age of expansionism over': Modi's clear message to China from Ladakh
    New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a visit to Ladakh on Friday issued a clear warning to China without naming it, saying that the "age of expansionism is over."   Addressing the armed forces, he said, "The age of expansionism is over, this is the age of development. History has been witness that expansionist forces have either lost or were forced to retreat."   This assertion by Modi in the Ladakh region is extremely signi
  • France conveys ‘steadfast support’ to India amid standoff with China
    New Delhi, June 30 (PTI) French Defence Minister Florence Parly has written a letter to her Indian counterpart, Rajnath Singh, condoling the death of 20 Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley, and offering to visit India to boost bilateral strategic cooperation, French diplomatic sources said on Tuesday. Referring to the death of the soldiers, Parly conveyed to Singh in the letter on Monday her "steadfast and friendly" support along with that of the French armed forces in thes
  • 'China will have to pay heavy price for military misadventure'
    New Delhi, June 27 (PTI): China will have to pay a "heavy price" for decades for resorting to aggressive military behaviour towards India in eastern Ladakh as it will isolate the country globally, strategic affairs experts said on Saturday.   They said the economic cost of China's misadventure in the last couple of months in eastern Ladakh and South China will be "massive" as it has "exposed" Beijing's "real face" when the enti
  • India moves air defence missile systems into Ladakh
    New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Amid heightened Chinese fighter aircraft and helicopter activities along the Line of Actual Control, the Indian armed forces have deployed their advanced very quick-reaction surface-to-air missile defence systems in the Eastern Ladakh sector.   "As part of the ongoing build-up in the sector, the air defence systems of both Indian Army and the Indian Air Force have been deployed in the sector to prevent any misadventure by the Chinese Air Force
  • New camps set up by China, India deploys more troops in Eastern Ladakh
    New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The situation in the four flash points -- Galwan Valley, Hot Springs, Depsang and Pangong Lake -- in Eastern Ladakh is still tense despite military-level talks between India and China ending on a positive trajectory, sources said on Thursday.   India has increased deployment of forces and big guns by manifold across these places as the tension has escalated, said a senior government official, adding that China too has been building defence infrastru
  • Satellite images show new Chinese structures near site of border clash with India
    SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI, June 25 (Reuters) - China appears to have added new structures near the site of a deadly border clash with India in the western Himalayas, fresh satellite pictures show, heightening concerns about further flare-ups between the nuclear-armed neighbours.   Indian and Chinese military commanders agreed on Monday to step back from a weeks-old standoff at several locations along their disputed border following the June 15 clash in the Galwan Valley in which 2
  • China a bigger problem than Pakistan, say a majority of Indians
    New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A whopping 68.3 per cent Indians believe that China is a far bigger problem for India than arch-enemy Pakistan, according to the latest IANS-CVoter Snap Poll on China, conducted in the wake of the India-China standoff in Ladakh's Galwan valley.   Only, a meagre 31.7 per cent respondents still think that Pakistan is a bigger problem for India than China.   This is a stark departure from the usual Indian mindset where Pakistan is percei
  • Border issue with China can lead to serious situation: Manmohan
    New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, echoing the party view on China in the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, said if the matter is not tackled properly it can lead to a serious situation.   Endorsing party chief Sonia Gandhi's view that the face-off at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh is a full blown crisis, Manmohan Singh said: "The crisis on the border, which if not tackled firmly, can lead to a serious situation." Form
  • After military talks, India and China may engage in diplomatic talks soon
    New Delhi, June 22 (ANI): India and China are holding military-level talks on Monday to defuse the border tensions. Along with military-level talks, both sides are planning to engage at diplomatic level soon, it has been learnt.   Officials on both sides are working out a schedule for talks and a meeting may take place soon.   Contours of talks are being chalked out and these can take place at multiple levels including Joint Secretary- level. There is still no off
  • China finally admits it lost 'less than 20' soldiers in clash with India
    New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A day after Indian media reported that India had handed over dead bodies of 16 Chinese soldiers to the People's Liberation Army (PLA), China on Monday for the first time admitted that it lost "less than 20" troops during the violent face-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh last week.   Until now, even as New Delhi had officially announced that 20 of its soldiers were killed in a clash with the PLA in Ladakh's Galwa
  • Amid China standoff, Su-30MKI and MiG-29s priority for Rajnath on Russia visit
    New Delhi, June 22 (ANI): Amid heightened tensions with China over boundary issue, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will request Russia to urgently supply spares and associated equipment to India for its fighter planes, submarines and battle tanks through the air route instead of sea route using ships.   Singh has left for Russia on a three-day visit where he would be meeting the top Russian political leadership and is expected to update them about the present situation on the