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Loss of soldiers in Galwan Valley “deeply disturbing and painful”: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the “the loss of soldiers in Galwan is deeply disturbing and painful” after 20 soldiers lost their lives in the fierce face-off between the Indian Army and Chinese troops at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. Rajnath Singh tweeted, “The loss of soldiers in Galwan is deeply disturbing and painful....

US closely monitoring India-China border standoff

The United States is closely monitoring the situation following a fierce clash between Indian and Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh and hopes that the differences will be resolved peacefully, officials said. Twenty Indian Army personnel including a colonel were killed in the clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday...

As India-China border standoff intensifies, Rahul Gandhi asks ‘why is PM Modi hiding’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “silent” on the fierce clash between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh. He said the country needs to know what has happened. Twenty Indian Army personnel including a colonel were killed in the clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley...

Drunk woman, upset over break up, breaks a window mid-flight!

A flight in China had to make an emergency landing after an intoxicated woman broke a window. The woman was upset after her boyfriend dumped her. According to reports in the international media, the incident had occurred last month during a domestic flight. The woman was identified as Li, 25, who was crying uncontrollably after...

Army officer, 2 soldiers killed in face-off with Chinese military

An Indian Army officer and two soldiers were killed in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on Monday night during “violent face-off” with the Chinese military, officials said. It is believed to be first such incident along the border with China that Indian armed forces personnel have been killed after a gap of nearly 45 years. Four Indian...

Situation at India-China border under control, says Army Chief

The “situation along our borders with China is under control”, Army Chief General MM Naravane said Saturday morning, adding that a series of meetings between senior military commanders from both sides had resulted in “a lot of disengagement” and that “all perceived differences that we (India and China) have will be set to rest”. “I...

Defence minister Rajnath Singh reviews border situation in Ladakh with CDS, service chiefs

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and the services chiefs for reviewing the situation in Ladakh. The meeting comes on the heels of repeated dialogue between India and China who have attempted to resolve the border row with continuing diplomatic and military engagements...

Minister slams Rahul Gandhi for questioning PM Modi on standoff with China on Twitter

Union law minister and senior BJP leader, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Wednesday took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi, hours after the Congress leader accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being ‘absolutely silent’ over the India-China standoff in Ladakh. Prasad said that Gandhi should know that on international matters, like China, questions should not be asked...

India and China “easing” the situation along borders

China on Wednesday said that Indian and Chinese troops have started implementing the “positive consensus” reached by the senior military officials of the two countries on June 6 aimed at “easing” the situation along the borders. The Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson’s remarks came a day after officials in New Delhi suggested that armies of...

India-China begin gradual withdrawal of troops, disengage in Ladakh

Media reports said that China is withdrawing soldiers deployed in the Galwan area of eastern Ladakh and also reducing troops in the Pangong Tso sector. The Chinese and Indian military were engaged in a military stand off for over a month in these and other regions of Ladakh and Sikkim. Reports quoting top government officials...

Ensure differences do not escalate into disputes, says China on border dispute with India

China on Monday said the latest military-level talks with India to resolve the border standoff underlined the need for both sides to implement the consensus reached between the leadership of the two countries and make sure that “differences” do not escalate into “disputes”. The remarks of China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying came two...

Problems with China are “baggage” left by Nehru, says Union minister Jitendra Singh

In a brazen attack on Rahul Gandhi for targeting the BJP government for the border stand-off with China, Union minister for Development of Northeast Region, Jitendra Singh, has said that the Congress leader was conveniently forgetting that the problems with China are a “baggage” left by his great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru. Singh said mistakes were...