LAC

China asks India to return its soldier held for straying into Indian territory

China has demanded the immediate return of its soldier who was apprehended by the Indian Army at the southern bank of Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh after he transgressed into the Indian territory. The soldier was held on Friday. The development comes at a time when the Indian and Chinese sides are engaged in...

Congress MPs walkout from Lok Sabha after Rajnath Singh’s statement on India-China tussle

Following the statement of defence minister Rajnath Singh on the tussle between India and China in eastern Ladakh, the Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha. The Congress said the Union government is avoiding a debate on the India-China face-off along Line of Actual Control. The party also alleged that its MPs...

Army Chief says situation along LAC “slightly tense”

Army Chief General MM Naravane on Friday said the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is “slightly tense”. The Army Chief said forces have been deployed along the LAC as a precautionary measure. Notably, Gen Naravane is on a two-day visit to the eastern Ladakh region to access the ground situation. His crucial...

ITBP recommends 21 men for gallantry medals at I-Day

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has recommended the name of 21 of its soldiers for gallantry medals during this year’s Independence Day. ITBP has also awarded 294 of its men with the DG’s gallantry commendations. The soldiers have been recommended as they faced the Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh during May-June, when...

Rahul Gandhi says won’t lie on China

Rahul Gandhi says he is not worried about his political career Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has said he will not lie about Chinese transgressions in eastern Ladakh even if his political career goes bust. Rahul Gandhi says he will stick to the truth as far as the Indian territory is concerned. He made the remarks...

Chinese troops have pulled back 2 km at Patrolling point 14 & 15 in Galwan Valley

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 pullback 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...

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...

Indian Army changes rules of engagement along LAC

Indian Army has changed the rules of engagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, empowering field commanders to use firearms under “extraordinary” circumstances. Earlier on Sunday, following a high-level meeting headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the army had been given “full freedom” in giving “befitting” reply to...

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...

Sizeable number of Chinese troops moved into eastern Ladakh, India taking measures: Rajnath Singh

A “sizeable number” of Chinese troops have moved into eastern Ladakh and India too has taken all necessary steps to deal with the situation, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday, referring to the nearly month-long high-altitude standoff between the two armies. Singh said a meeting between senior Indian and Chinese military leaders has been...

As Trump offers to mediate between India & China, UN says let the parties decide

The United Nations has urged restraint from both India and China amid the tension along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Reacting to US President Donald Trump’s offer, the UN Secretary General’s spokesperson also said that it is for the parties involved to decide who they want to mediate. “It would be for parties involved...

China says situation at border with India “stable & controllable”

Amidst heightened tension with India over a border dispute, China on Wednesday said that the situation at the border with India is “overall stable and controllable,” and both the countries have proper mechanisms and communication channels to resolve the issues through dialogue and consultation. The comments by the Foreign Ministry spokesperson came in the backdrop...