Ladakh

  • 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
  • Armies of India, China discuss de-escalation on Ladakh border
    NEW DELHI, JULY 15 (IANS): Military delegates of India and China held deliberations stretching for nearly 15 hours on the disengagement and de-escalation of troops and materials on their borders in eastern Ladakh, during which the Indian side asked PLA troops to completely withdraw from Pangong Lake and Depsang area.   The talks started at 11.30 am on Tuesday and ended only at 2 am on Wednesday.   Both the countries are locked in a 10-week-long stand-off at multip
  • 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
  • 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
  • 30,000 Indian troops in eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese
    Leh, July 6 (IANS): Around 30,000 troops of Indian Army are in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LoC) in Ladakh, following the additional deployment of three brigades since the violent face-off last month.   Highly placed sources told IANS that in normal times six brigades, that is two divisions are maintained along the LAC in Ladakh, even as troops are deployed in and out on a rotation basis. However, after the June 15
  • '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
  • PM visits forward location in Ladakh amid tension with China
    New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Amid ongoing tension at borders with China in Eastern Ladakh, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to Leh and forward locations on Friday morning to review the ground security situation, barely 18 days after a violent stand-off.   Sources said that Modi reached Ladakh early morning and briefied by the Army, Air Force and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police at one of the forward locations in Nimu. Located at 11,000 feet above sea level, Nimu is
  • China's aggressive stance shows its true nature: US
    New Delhi, July 2 (PTI): White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that according to President Donald Trump the aggressive stance of Beijing against India and other countries in the region confirms the 'true nature' of the Chinese Communist Party.   Against the backdrop of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, she said the United States was closely monitoring the current situation and supports its peaceful resolution.  
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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