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Indian, Chinese soldiers clash in Naku La in Sikkim

Amid the ongoing border dispute at the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, soldiers of Indian Army and the PLA entered into a fight along the Line of Actual Control in Sikkim’s Naku La pass last week, the Indian Army said. The Army, however, downplayed it as a “minor face-off” which occurred when a Chinese patrol...

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...

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...

Army chief Gen MM Naravane visits forward posts along India-China border

Amid the border tussle with China, Army chief General MM Naravane on Wednesday visited several forward areas along the border with China in eastern Ladakh. The Army chief’s visit is aimed at taking stock of the ground situation prevalent in the forward areas and to review India’s military preparedness. General Naravane visited several forward areas...

China facing “unanticipated consequences” for misadventures at border: Gen Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, on Friday, said that Chinese forces are facing unanticipated consequences for its misadventures in eastern Ladakh because of a strong response by the Indian Army. Gen Rawat, addressing a virtual seminar at the National Defence College, said that the situation along the border with China at eastern Ladakh...

India-China relationship “profoundly disturbed”: Jaishankar

Armed Chinese troops in large numbers along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) poses a very critical security challenge to India, said Union external affairs minister S Jaishankar at a virtual event hosted by the Asia Society. The external affairs minister added that the violent clashes at the de-facto border in the eastern Ladakh sector...

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...

Indian Army refutes China’s claim of crossing LAC

The Indian Army has refuted China’s claim that it crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) or fired any warning shots. The Indian Army’s strong denial came after China accused India of illegally crossing the LAC and firing warning shots near the southern bank of the Pangong Tso Lake. Instead, the Army blamed China of...

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...

Indian Army thwarts provocative Chinese movement

The Indian Army on Monday revealed that it thwarted “provocative” movements by Chinese troops on the southern bank of Pangong Tso Lake. The Indian Army said the development took place on the intervening night of August 29 and 30 in eastern Ladakh. The fresh development has flared up the tension between India and China. The...

Resolution in US Senate condemning Chinese aggression along LAC

A resolution has been introduced in the US Senate condemning Chinese aggression against India at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The resolution has been introduced by a bipartisan group of two powerful American senators. The senators are Mark Warner, a ranking member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and John Cornyn, the Republican...

Border Dispute: India, China to hold fifth round of talks

After four rounds of military talks, India and China are likely to hold the fifth round of discussion to sort out the border dispute. The border dispute flared between the two countries after a confrontation of the two armies at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh last month. India will be pitching for the withdrawal of...