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Cong leaders use PM Modi’s 2013 tweet on China to ask why Indian troops are withdrawing from their own territory

Congress leaders have questioned PM Modi on why Indian troops were withdrawing from Indian territories following talks with China. And they dug out a 2013 tweet of Narendra Modi asking the same question to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Senior Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Randeep Singh Surjewala used the 2013 tweet on China that...

US’ Mike Pompeo says country looking at banning Chinese apps, including TikTok

certainly looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. Pompeo’s remarks also come amid rising tension between the US and China. The former has accused the latter...

NSA Ajit Doval, Chinese foreign minister agree on swift disengagement of troops at LAC

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a telephonic conversation on Sunday during which they agreed on disengagement of troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the earliest, the Ministry of External Affairs said. Doval and Wang are special representatives for border talks between the two countries. In...

As part of boycott China move, Hero Cycles shelves Rs900 cr biz plan with dragon

Hero Cycles has shelved its plans to do business worth Rs900 crore with China as part of its move to boycott Chinese products. Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) Pankaj Munjal told the media that in the coming three months the company was to do business worth Rs 900 crore with China but now those plants have been...

US sends two navy aircraft carrier groups into South China Sea

As India-China face-off continues along the Ladakh region, the US has sent two navy aircraft carrier groups into the South China Sea. This is the first time that the US has done it since 2014 and comes amid China conducting exercises in the disputed region. International media quoted the US Navy as saying that the...

Rahul Gandhi asks Centre to listen to Ladakhis raising voice against Chinese intrusion

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said patriotic Ladakhis are raising their voice against Chinese intrusion and asked the government to listen to them, asserting that ignoring their warning will cost India dearly. Rahul Gandhi also shared a media report which showed some Ladakhis alleging that the Chinese have been occupying Indian territory in Ladakh....

Japan supports India on border dispute, opposes “unilateral attempt” of China to change status quo along LAC

Extending a strong support to India over its border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh, Japan on Friday said it opposed “any unilateral” attempts to change the status quo in the region. After a meeting with Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Japanese Ambassador Satoshi Suzuki said Japan hoped for peaceful resolution of the row through...

India will not import power equipment from China and Pakistan: Power Minister RK Singh

Power Minister RK Singh on Friday said that India will not import power equipment from China and Pakistan and that state discoms should also not give orders for supply of equipment to Chinese firms. In a virtual conference Singh said the country manufactures everything that the power sector needs. “India imported Rs 71,000 crore worth...

PM Modi reaches Ladakh, reviews ground situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Ladakh on Friday morning to review the ground security situation amid the ongoing border standoff with China. He was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief MM Naravane. PM Modi was at one of the forward locations in Nimu where he interacted with...

Defence ministry approves acquisition of 33 new fighter jets for IAF from Russia

The Defence Ministry on Thursday approved a proposal to acquire 33 new fighter aircraft including 12 Su-30MKIs and 21 MiG-29s along with upgradation of 59 MiG-29s at a cost of Rs 18,148 crore. “Addressing the long-felt need of the Indian Air Force to increase its fighter squadrons, the DAC also approved the proposal for procurement...

Banning Chinese apps in India was a “digital strike”: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said India’s surprise move to ban 59 Chinese apps days after a violent face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh was a “digital strike”. “We banned Chinese apps to protect data of countrymen. It was a digital strike,” Prasad said at a BJP rally in West...

India, China emphasised on phased de-escalation along LAC as priority

Indian and Chinese armies have emphasised the need for an “expeditious, phased and stepwise” de-escalation as a “priority” to end the seven-week bitter standoff in eastern Ladakh, during a nearly 12-hour corps commander-level meeting on Tuesday, government sources said. This, the sources said, is in sync with the agreement between External Affairs...