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As PM Modi visits Ladakh, China says India shouldn’t take any action that escalates tension

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ladakh on Friday amid the ongoing border standoff with China in the eastern part of the union territory seems to have rattled Beijing. As PM Modi reviewed the security situation in Nimu and interacted with security personnel there, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said that India should not take...

India registers strong protest against unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan along LoC

India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces along the Line of Control and the International Border with an aim to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said on Friday. They said 14 Indians have been killed and 88 sustained injuries in more than 2,432 incidents...

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...

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...

India, China hold third round of Lt General-level talks to ease tension along LAC

Indian and Chinese militaries on Tuesday held the third round of Lt General-level talks with a focus on finalising modalities for disengagement of troops from several friction points in eastern Ladakh. The talks took place at a meeting point in the Chushul sector on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in...

Security forces eliminate two terrorists in encounter in J&K’s Pulwama

Two militants were on Friday killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said. “Security forces eliminated one more terrorist in Chewa operation,” an Army spokesperson said. He said two militants have been killed in the operation so far. One militant was killed in the early...

PLA troops return to disputed site in Galwan Valley, erect tents

Defying the agreed mutual consensus to disengage, Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops have returned to Patrolling Post 14 on the Line of Actual Control in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh where the barbaric June 15 attack, in which 20 Indian Army soldiers were killed, occurred. The PLA has even set up tents and an...

Maintaining peace and tranquillity along LAC requires joint efforts: China

Asserting that China and India are “important neighbours to each other”, Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday said maintaining peace and tranquility along the Sino-India border is in the common interests of both the parties and requires joint efforts. In separate statements, the Chinese foreign and the defence ministries, however, repeated Beijing’s stand...

India-China border face-off: Army chief visits forward areas of eastern Lakdakh

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Wednesday visited various forward areas in eastern Ladakh and took stock of the Army’s combat preparedness in the region in the wake of the bitter border standoff with China, officials said. Gen Naravane, who arrived in Leh on a two-day visit to the the region, also awarded Commendation Cards...

Indian, Chinese army reach mutual consensus to disengage

The Indian Army termed the Corps Commander level talks with China “cordial, positive and constructive,” and said the two armies reached a mutual consensus to disengage. The Army said that the modalities for disengagement from all friction areas in eastern Ladakh were discussed and will be taken forward by both sides. The top-level military talks...

Ladakh councillor arrested for mocking PM Modi, Army

A councillor of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)-Kargil was arrested early on Saturday after his “highly objectionable” audio clip mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Army in the wake of the recent face-off between India and China went viral on social media, officials said. The action against Zakir Hussain, a councillor from Shakar...

IAF chief RKS Bhadauria visits Leh

IAF chief RKS Bhadauria on Friday visited Leh on an unscheduled visit to oversee the operations of the air force at a time when its fighter aircrafts are on a high operational alert along the borders with China. The Air Force chief started his undisclosed visit to Leh and Srinagar air bases on Wednesday evening...