Ladakh

IAF begins rescue op for Italian mountaineer at Kun in Ladakh

Leh:  The Indian Air Force on Friday launched a rescue operation to evacuate an Italian mountaineer stuck in the Kun Mountain in Ladakh. The IAF deployed Cheetal helicopter for the mission. The mountaineer has been identified as Federico Nicoli. According to reports, two attempts had already been made to rescue him, and the operation is...

7 Army personnel killed, several injured in road accident in Ladakh

Leh: A vehicle ferrying Army personnel skidded off the road and fell into the Shyok river in Ladakh on Friday, leaving seven Army personnel dead and several others injured. The group was moving to a forward location when the mishap took place in Turtuk sector of Ladakh. “A party of 26 soldiers was moving from...

Ladakh gets its first FM radio station

Leh: Ladakh has got its first ever FM radio station. The radio station at Leh was launched by Umang Narula, Advisor of Ladakh, on Tuesday. The frequency for the radio in Leh and Kargil will be 91.1 FM and it will cover an aerial distance of 50 km radius. The decision to set up two...

China presence in Eastern Ladakh on the rise: Army chief Naravane

New Delhi: China’s presence in Ladakh continues to be a major concern for India. Now, Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane has said that the neighbouring country has raised deployment of its personnel in the forward areas across eastern Ladakh. In an interview to news agency ANI, Naravane said that the Indian Army was regularly...

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...