India and china

  • As consensus fails, Indian, Chinese soldiers battle minus 20 degree temperatures
    New Delhi, October 6 (IANS): Temperatures at critical mountain peaks and passes in the Himalayas along the disputed India-China border have dropped to minus 20 Degrees Celsius, presenting a fresh challenge to the thousands of troops deployed on both sides. Senior military personnel from India and China are expected to meet on October 12 for the seventh time to discuss de-escalation along the unmarked border in eastern Ladakh. All previous talks, however, have failed, dashing
  • China can't get the better of us: IAF chief Bhadauria
    New Delhi, October 5 (PTI): Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria on Monday said Chinese air power can't get the better of the capabilities of his force in any conflict scenario in eastern Ladakh, asserting India is "very well positioned" to meet any threat from China. Stressing that the country's sovereignty and interests will be fiercely protected under all circumstances, Bhadauria also said the Indian Air Force is fully prepared to deal with a
  • Chinese Chequers at LAC: Is India making the right moves?
    BY MAJOR GENERAL (RETD) S.B. ASTHANA IANS | October 4 The current China-India standoff in Eastern Ladakh has seen multiple rounds of talks failing to ease tensions, with continued troop build-up under the shadow of talks. While negotiations roll over to the seventh military-level talks amidst an environment of deep mistrust, there is very little hope that the promise of not sending additional troops to the borders will get implemented, despite logistics during winters making stando
  • Situation along Ladakh border in uneasy 'no war no peace' status: IAF chief
    New Delhi, September 29 (IANS): The current situation along the eastern Ladakh border with China is in an "uneasy no war no peace status" and Indian forces were prepared for any eventuality, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal R.K.S Bhadauria said on Tuesday. "The IAF has responded with resolve to counter any misadventure. Air power will be a crucial enabler in our victory in any future conflict. It is, therefore, imperative that IAF obtains and maintains technol
  • China now says it does not recognise Ladakh
    New Delhi, September 29 (PTI): China on Tuesday voiced its opposition to India undertaking infrastructure development for military purposes in the border areas of Ladakh, and maintained that both countries should avoid any activities that might complicate the situation upsetting the consensus reached between them to ease the situation.       "China has not recognised Ladakh Union Territory illegally set up by the Indian side," Chinese foreign ministry sp
  • India has never accepted 1959 definition of LAC with China: Govt
    New Delhi, September 29 (IANS): Warning Beijing against advancing its untenable unilateral interpretation, India on Tuesday said that it has never accepted the 1959 definition of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. In response to queries on a recent media report quoting a Chinese Foreign Ministry statement regarding China's position on the LAC, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Anurag Srivastava, said, "India has never accepted the so-c
  • Would love to help: Trump on India-China border row
    New Delhi, September 25 (PTI): United States President Donald Trump hoped that India and China would be able to resolve their current border disputes as he reiterated his offer to help the two Asian giants. "I know that China now, and India, are having difficulty, and very very substantial difficulty. And hopefully, they will be able to work that out," Trump told reporters at the White House. "If we can help, we would love to help," he said. The US presiden
  • Video shows Chinese soldiers crying as they allegedly head to Sino-India border
    New Delhi, September 23 (ANI): A video has surfaced on social media in which a group of young People's Liberation Army soldiers are seen sobbing while heading towards the India-China border at Ladakh to face the Indian Army, amid the tensions between the two countries. On September 20, Pakistani comedian Zaid Hamid posted a video on Facebook, wherein several PLA recruits are seen crying on a bus as they are being transferred to the border area in Ladakh. The troops are strugg
  • Indian, Chinese troops in rifle range at 4 places at Pangong Lake
    New Delhi, September 18 (IANS): Despite the Indian and Chinese foreign ministers agreeing to reduce tensions along the disputed border, both the countries troops are in rifle range at four locations at Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh, a senior official in the security establishment said. Worryingly, the eyeball-to-eyeball deployment, at least in one place, is at a place where troops had disengaged previously after military-level talks. And the fresh eyeball-to-eyeball deployment come
  • No force can stop our troops from patrolling in Ladakh: Rajnath
    New Delhi, September 17 (PTI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asserted that no force in the world can stop Indian soldiers from patrolling the country's border in Ladakh region. Making a statement in Rajya Sabha on the situation in eastern Ladakh, he said China has amassed troops on the border and in response India has made appropriate counter deployment. China, he said, made "provocative military manoeuvres" on August 29/30 in an attempt to change the s
  • China in illegal occupation of 38,000 sq km of Indian land: Rajnath
    New Delhi, September 15 (IANS): China is in illegal occupation of 38,000 square km of Indian land and it considers another 90,000 square km as its own, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament on Tuesday, adding that the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is not clearly delineated. The Defence Minister said that China has tried to disrupt the ground situation in May and June and it led to India's response. "We have told China that such incidents won't be accept
  • Situation at friction points in eastern Ladakh unchanged: Sources
    New Delhi, September 14 (PTI): The overall situation at friction points in eastern Ladakh remains unchanged and continues to be tense, four days after foreign ministers of India and China agreed on a five-point plan to resolve the prolonged border standoff, government sources said on Monday. The sources also said both the Indian and Chinese troops are firmly holding on to their respective positions at the Line of Actual Control. They said while the situation in the region continu
  • India, China troops within shooting range at Spanggur Gap
    New Delhi, September 12 (IANS): China has mobilised thousands of soldiers, tanks and howitzers within rifle range of Indian Army deployment at Spanggur Gap in the southern part of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, sources said, even as Indian troops are on high alert. The Chinese People's Liberation Army made provocative military deployments at Spanggur Gap, which is between Gurung Hill and Magar Hill, from August 30 after Indian soldiers seized tactical heights on the ridge line o
  • China hands over 5 'missing' Arunachal youth to India
    Itanagar, September 12 (IANS): Five youngsters from Arunachal Pradesh, who went missing on September 2 but were later found to be in Chinese territory, were handed over to India by the People's Liberation Army on Saturday amid the ongoing stand-off between the two sides at the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. The five returned to India nearly 10 days after they were allegedly abducted, defence sources said. The youth were handed over to Indian authorities in Damai ne
  • India, China armies' talks remain inconclusive, top commanders to meet
    New Delhi, September 12 (IANS): To prevent the situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh from further escalating, the armies of India and China held an interaction on Saturday where they discussed withdrawing forces from the points where there are in eyeball-to-eyeball situations. Brigade commanders of both sides met at Chushul and held an interaction from 11 am to 3 pm but the talks remained "inconclusive". Both the countries' military delegat
  • China sets up military base at Finger 5 of Pangong Lake, cutting off Indian Army
    New Delhi, September 11 (IANS): China has set up a military base near Finger 5, in the north bank of Pangong Lake, completely cutting off the Indian Army. The north bank of the lake is divided into 8 Fingers (fingers are mountain spurs jutting into a lake in military parlance) that are contested by both sides. India claims the Line of Actual Control at Finger 8 and had been holding on to area till Finger 4 but in a clear alteration of status quo, the Chinese have been camping at
  • 5 Rafale jets inducted, can be deployed at LAC at short notice: Rajnath
    Ambala/New Delhi, September 10 (IANS): Five Rafale combat aircraft made by French company Dassault Aviation can be deployed at a short notice at the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Ambala Air Base in Haryana on Thursday during the induction ceremony. "This induction is important considering the kind of atmosphere at our borders or the kind of atmosphere created at our borders," said Singh as Rafale aircrafts became opera
  • China uneasy with India emerging as an alternate Asian power
    New Delhi, September 9 (IANS): As long as the Indian Army was at its peace-time locations due to the coronavirus, the Chinese were able to sneak into Indian territory at Pangong Tso lake and set up their bases. Once their chicanery was detected and the Indian forces roused from their locations, the Peoples Liberal Army (PLA) is having a rough time in actual combat. Experts say that by threatening India, China is showing its true colors. Under President for Life Xi Jinping, the count
  • Chinese troops with spears, guns again near Indian position at LAC; fresh skirmish likely
    New Delhi, September 8 (IANS): Around 40 to 50 PLA soldiers, armed with spears and other sharp-edged weapons as well as guns, have come just a few metres from the Indian Army position on the heights north of Rezang La in eastern Ladakh, and are likely to make a fresh attempt to dislodge the Indian soldiers, sources said on Tuesday. The fresh incident comes a day after Monday's skirmish where Chinese People's Liberation Army troops indulged in provocative military movements a
  • Villagers near China border say ready to serve the country
    New Delhi, September 8 (PTI): Amid tensions on the Line of Actual Control between India and China, villagers in border areas of Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh recalled the 1962 War and said they were committed to serve the country. "We are ready to face the enemy whenever the Army needs our help," 80-year-old Gopal Singh Napalchayal, a resident of Napalchu village in Vyas Valley, said. "We have a strong sense of commitment towards the nation and its armed forces,&qu