Ladakh

Indian Army returns Chinese soldier held in Ladakh

The Chinese soldier, who was arrested last week on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, has been handed back to China on Monday. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier was handed back to China at the Chushul-Moldo meeting at 10.10 AM. China had demanded the immediate return of its...

Twitter apologises to govt over incorrect political map

Social media giant Twitter has issued a formal apology to the Indian government for showing an incorrect map of Leh and Ladakh. Notably, Twitter had shown Leh and Ladakh as part of China that has resulted in a severe criticism for the company. It has also assured the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection...

China alleges India of illegally setting-up Union Territory in Ladakh

Rattled by the inauguration of 44 bridges in border areas that will ease military movement, China has condemned the move. It has claimed that the Union Territory of Ladakh was illegally established by India. The statement once again reiterates China’s assertion that Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh are not part of India. Zhao Lijian, the spokesperson...

Chinese firm sues Indian Rlys for Rs470 crore lost contract

The Chinese engineering firm with which the Indian Railways ended its Rs470 crore signaling contract has moved the Delhi High Court in this connection. The firm, a subsidiary of China Railway Signal and Communication Corporation (CRSC), won the contract to provide signaling work on the 400km railway line between New Bhaupur and Mughalsarai section. The...

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 minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Ladakh postponed

Defence minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Ladakh on Friday has been postponed, media reports said. Singh was to visit the region to take stock of India’s military preparedness following a fierce stand-off with China. Media reports said the visit will be rescheduled. The minister was to be accompanied by Indian Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane...

PM should openly condemn ‘Chinese occupation in Ladakh’: Kapil Sibal

The Congress on Saturday continued its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the standoff with China in Ladakh and asked that he openly condemn China’s brazen occupation. “The Prime Minister should openly and publicly condemn the brazen Chinese occupation in Ladakh. I want the PM to condemn China. We will support the government. The...

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...

PM Modi surrendered Indian territory to Chinese aggression: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday again criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his statement that no one has entered the country’s territory nor has any posts been captured. He said Modi has “surrendered” Indian territory to Chinese aggression. Earlier in a statement on the all-party meeting called by Modi on Friday to discuss the...

RJD, AAP questions Centre on lack of invite for all-party meet with Modi on India-China face off

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the criteria on the basis of which the parties were invited for the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening. The meeting has been called to discuss the India-China clash at Ladakh. RJD and...

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...