• Disengagement happening as per India's intent, not China's 1959 claim: Ex-DGMO
    New Delhi, February 13 (IANS): The Line of Actual Control (LAC) demarcated by India and China has had many claims and counterclaims in the past, but the latest disengagement is not happening as per the Chinese claims made to India in 1959. "Disengagement at the LAC is not happening as per China's 1959 claim. It is absolutely incorrect and untrue that India has given in to China's claim on LAC," former Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), Lieutenant Gener
  • Army ready for long haul along LAC: Gen Naravane
    New Delhi, January 12 (IANS): The Indian Army is ready for a long haul along the Line of Actual Control but hopes for an amicable solution in the nine-month-long standoff with the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Tuesday. "We are prepared to hold our ground where we are for as long as it takes to achieve our national goals and interest," said General Naravane during an annual presser in New Delhi. General Nara
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Army at LAC has adequate amount of special clothes, tent, weapons: Rajnath
    New Delhi, September 17 (IANS): Special warm clothes, special tent for living and adequate arrangement of weapons and ammunition have been made for Indian Army soldiers to cope with the extreme weather conditions at the Line of Actual Control, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed the members of Rajya Sabha on Thursday as border tension continued with China. "The spirits of our soldiers are high. They are capable of serving at forbidding altitudes with scarce oxygen and
  • 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
  • 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
  • Don't try to change status quo: Rajnath to Chinese counterpart
    New Delhi, September 5 (PTI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has clearly conveyed to his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe that China must strictly respect the Line of Actual Control and not make attempts to unilaterally change its status quo, asserting India is determined to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, officials said on Saturday. In the first highest level face-to-face contact between the two sides after border tension erupted in eastern Ladakh in early
  • Situation along China border tense, but nation can count on us: Army Chief Naravane
    Leh, September 4 (IANS): Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Friday said that the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is tense and the force is prepared for all contingencies. "The nation can count on us," said General Naravane who was on two-day visit to Ladakh where he also met troops deployed at forward locations along the LAC. "The situation along the LAC is tense. We have undertaken precautionary deployment in some areas. The troops
  • China builds 5G infra along LAC, fresh construction at Pangong Tso
    New Delhi, August 28 (IANS): As India and China continues to be in a border dispute deadlock, Beijing has started laying fibre optics cables and installing other equipments for Fifth-generation wireless technology -- commonly known as 5G -- along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The Chinese People's Liberation Army troops were also found constructing barracks and other structures near the Pangong Lake. The intelligence agencies flagged that construction for 5G was noticed ne
  • If talks fail with China, then military options on table: Gen Bipin Rawat
    New Delhi, August 24 (IANS): Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Monday that if diplomatic talks with China over the border issue fail, then military options are on the table. "The military option to deal with the transgressions by the Chinese is still on but will be considered only if the talks at the diplomatic and military level fail," said General Bipin Rawat. He however, refused to share what military options India is looking upon. The Chinese Peo
  • 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
  • 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