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India refutes Trump’s claim of chat with PM Modi on China

With hours of US President Donald Trump claiming that he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “he is not in a good mood on what is going on in China”, top government sources contradicted the claim, asserting that there had been no recent interaction between the two leaders. “There has been no recent...

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...

US President Donald Trump offers to mediate between India & China to resolve border dispute

Amid the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in several disputed areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he was willing to mediate the border issue between the two neighbours. “We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready,...

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...

China to increase military budget by 6.6% as compared to last year’s 7.5%

China will increase its military budget by a slower 6.6 per cent this year, the government announced Friday at the opening session of its annual National People’s Congress. The budget will be set at 1.268 trillion yuan ($178 billion) for the year—the second-biggest in the world after the United States—continuing a downward trend in military...