Galwan Valley

  • India, China have come to blows, will help them: Trump
    New Delhi, June 21 (PTI): The United states is talking to both India and China to help them resolve their ongoing border tensions, President Donald Trump said on Saturday.   "It's a very tough situation. We're talking to India. We're talking to China. They've got a big problem there," Trump told reporters at the White House before boarding Marine 1 on his way to his first post-COVID19 election rally in Oklahoma.   "They've come t
  • India says China's claim over Galwan unacceptable
    New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The government on Saturday called China's claim over Ladakhs Galwan Valley unacceptable and clarified that the violent faceoff, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed, had taken place due to the intrusion of Chinese troops into the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).   The statement came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an all-party meeting said that there are no intrusions into the Indian territory in Ladakh, and not a
  • Chinese social media sites delete Modi's speech
    New Delhi, June 20 (PTI): Indian embassy officials here have said the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chief ministers on June 18 as well as the comments by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been deleted from two Chinese social media accounts, including Weibo.   The move comes in the backdrop of the violent face-off between the Indian and Chinese armies in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday in which 20 Indian military personnel were
  • India will respond firmly to any transgression on LAC: PMO
    New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was clear that India would respond firmly to any transgression attempts at the Line of Actual Control, his office clarified on Saturday and countered opposition's attack, saying "attempts are being made in some quarters to give a mischievous interpretation" to his remark at the All-Party Meeting held on Friday on Galwan stand-off.   The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said, the PM specifically emphasized
  • Most opposition parties support Modi in faceoff with China
    New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Most of the opposition parties on Friday expressed confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi in handling the India-China Line of Actual Control (LAC) issue while the Congress said that valuable time had been lost and asked what is the government doing next.   The all party meeting started after paying tribute to the 20 Indian soldiers who were killed by Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday night in an unprecedented attack in Galwan
  • Ladakh military faceoff with China may go on for longer than earlier ones
    New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh region in the last one-and-a-half months is likely to fester for longer than any other such faceoffs in recent years, and could surpass the 73-day conflict in Doklam in 2017. The eastern Ladakh crisis is an unprecedented situation if compared to the Doklam standoff, which was resolved after little more than 70 days.   The tense situation in Galwan Valley in all likelihood would
  • 'China's goal is to limit any defiance from India'
    'In South Asia, unlike Southeast, East, or Central Asia, there is a natural hegemon: India. China cannot cast it aside easily'   New Delhi, June 18 (PTI): Amidst the Chinese incursion into Indian territories in Ladakh, an influential United States think-tank has said that China's "immediate goal" in South Asia is to limit any "defiance" from India and hinder its burgeoning partnership with the US.   The report titled A Global Survey
  • India tells China to reassess its actions, take corrective steps
    New Delhi/Beijing, June 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart on Wednesday asked China to "reassess its actions and take corrective steps" in view of the "unprecedented" violence along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.   Jaishankar and China's state councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a phone conversation on Wednesday afternoon, discussed the situation along the
  • Loss of soldiers at LAC deeply disturbing: Rajnath Singh
    New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday that the loss of soldiers in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh at the Line of Actual Control was "deeply disturbing and painful."   India lost 20 of its soldiers, including an officer, during a violent attack carried out by the Chinese People's Liberation Army on Monday night.   He said that Indian soldiers displayed exemplary courage and valour in the line of duty and s
  • Indian soldiers were outnumbered 1:5 during Galwan clashes
    New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Indian Army troopers were outnumbered by 1:5 when they came under attack from the Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers at patrolling point number 14 in Galwan Valley on the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.   "We were outnumbered," admitted an Indian Army officer, talking about the clash on the ridge near the Galwan river that went on for six to seven hours.   China's PLA troopers "savagely attacked&quo
  • An entire Indian Army's Company was trapped by Chinese PLA
    New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Around 120 Indian soldiers, almost an entire company, was trapped and encircled by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and followed by savage and deceptive attacks, many to a point of mutilation, on Monday night, sources said.   Pointing firearms on their faces, the Chinese PLA brutally tortured some Indian soldiers to death, sources further revealed, adding that the Indian soldiers were helpless with the government directions of not to u
  • Anti-China protests: Siliguri's Hong Kong market to change name
    Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Amid anti-China protests in various districts of north Bengal, shop owners in Siliguri's popular Hong Kong market on Wednesday decided to change its name and stop selling Chinese products in the entire market.   "We have decided to change the name of Hong Kong market. We will also stop selling 'made in China items' in our market. If we sell local products, they will be more cost-effective for the buyers as there will be no duty charge
  • China sends mixed signals to India over border stand-off
    New Delhi/Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China on Wednesday continued to send mixed signals with its support for peaceful resolution of the stand-off in Ladakh on the one hand, and laying claim in the Galwan valley on the other.   The Foreign Ministry spokesman in Beijing, Zhao Lijian, told reporters on Wednesday that both China and India "agree to resolve this matter through dialogue and consultation and make efforts to eases the situation and safeguard peace and tranquillity
  • Chinese casualties in single digits so far
    New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Chinese Peoples Liberation Army has suffered casualties in single digits so far during their brutal attack on Indian Army personnel at Galwan valley at the Line of Actual Control that has so far killed 20 Indian soldiers, sources said. "Their casualties are as low and in single digits so far," sources told IANS. The Chinese outnumbered Indian soldiers 1:5 at the ridge by the Galwan river where the clashes took place for six to seven hours on Mon
  • Officer, 2 soldiers killed in clash with PLA; casualties on both sides
    This is the first such incident along the border with China that Indian armed forces personnel have been killed after a gap of nearly 45 years.    New Delhi, June 16 (PTI): An Indian Army officer and two soldiers were killed during a violent confrontation with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night, the first such incident in the last 45 years that reflected massive escalation in the five-week border row.   The army said India l