• Talks with China remain unsatisfactory, India plans for long haul
    New Delhi, August 4 (IANS) As China's commitment for disengagement at the border in Eastern Ladakh remains unsatisfactory, India has directed its armed forces to prepare for a long haul, sources said on Tuesday. The revelation came during a review meeting on Tuesday afternoon in the South Block as deliberation took place over the fifth round of Corps Commander level talks. The members of the China Study Group along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Mini
  • India's big edge over China in Ladakh
    New Delhi, July 30(ANI): Preparing for a long haul in the eastern Ladakh sector in extreme winters, the Indian Army has an edge over the Chinese as it has deployed 35,000 troops there who have already done tenures in high altitude and cold conditions. The Indian troops deployed there are mentally prepared for tackling the weather and terrain. In contrast, the Chinese troops deployed along the Line of Actual Control are not used to these conditions as they have been brought from m
  • 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
  • PLA troops non-committal about retreat, India keeps wary eye
    New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Chinese troops have not moved back from the Line of Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh in line with the consensus arrived at during the disengagement talks between India and China, sources said on Saturday.   Seeing the "non-committal approach" of the People's Liberation Army troops, India maintains that the process of disengagement is "intricate and requires constant verification".   The sources in the Indian securit
  • How New Delhi tamed China
    BY LT GEN CHERISH MATHSON  New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A resolute, unruffled leadership and India's multi-pronged, hard stance, from the borders to financial markets, has forced China to tone down its aggression it had initiated since early May 2020. While India's military had been mobilised in equal measure to counter China's belligerence along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Leh visit last Friday was the clearest message to the
  • 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
  • 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
  • Message to China: Experts hail PM's Ladakh visit
    New Delhi, July 4 (PTI): By visiting Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a very clear signal that India is ready to escalate the cost on China for its "misadventurism" and that the armed forces are adopting a firm approach in defending the country's territories, strategic affairs experts said on Saturday.      They also said that China is increasingly getting isolated internationally for its aggressive military posturing in Ladakh, South Chi
  • '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
  • '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
  • Modi destroyed India''s position, betrayed Army: Rahul
    New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of destroying India''s position and betraying the Indian Army by admitting that China did not occupy Indian land, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday once again launched a scathing attack on the government over the India-China Line of Actual Control (LAC) face- off. He said that China cannot be permitted to get away with this "unacceptable usurpation" of India''s land.   S
  • 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
  • China likely lost at least 40 soldiers in border clash - Indian minister
    MUMBAI, June 21 (Reuters) - China lost at least 40 soldiers in a clash with India at their disputed border this week, a government minister has said, as the nuclear-armed countries remained locked in confrontation on the frontline on Sunday.   China has not said anything about any losses in the hand-to-hand combat that took place in the heavily contested Galwan Valley in the western Himalayas, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and at least 76 injured.   &quo