• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jaishankar to hold talks with Chinese, Russian foreign ministers on June 22
    New Delhi, June 18 (PTI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will attend a virtual conference of the Russia-India-China trilateral on June 23 which is being held in the backdrop of a violent border clash between Chinese and Indian troops in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh.   External affairs ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava confirmed Jaishankar's participation in the meeting.   Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavr
  • '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
  • Tibetan govt-in-exile slams China for death of Indian soldiers
    Dharamsala, June 18 (IANS) Tibetan government-in-exile President Lobsang Sangay on Thursday condemned the death of the Indian soldiers in Ladakh's Galwan valley and urged both India and China to resolve the issue non-violently and amicably.   At the same time, Sangay said, "India needs to learn from the Tibet narrative and how the Chinese leadership mindset works moving forward".   According to a post on the Central Tibetan Administration's (CTA)
  • Uncertainty, nervousness in Leh as standoff continues at LAC
    LEH, JUNE 18 (IANS): As we move out of the Leh Airport on Thursday, we notice that an eerie silence has gripped the town -- the markets are shut and not many people are on the streets due to the coronavirus pandemic.   Uncertainty is also palpable and one can't miss a sense of nervousness as the standoff continues between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.   Tensions have substantially gone up after 20 Indian soldiers were killed
  • 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