Sikkim

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...

India-China begin talks amid stand-off on border

India and China will begin high-level talks, amid the border stand-off between the two countries near eastern Ladakh. The talks were requested by India. The Indian side will be led by Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, Commander of 14 Corps and the talks will be held at the Indian Border Point Meeting hut in Chushul-Moldo. The...

China says border dispute with India “stable & controllable”

China on Monday said that the overall situation at the border with India was “stable and controllable”, and both the countries have “unimpeded” communication channels to resolve the issues through dialogue and consultations. The comments by the Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian came in the backdrop of the continuing standoff between the militaries...

PM Modi holds high-level meeting over China stand-off in Ladakh, Sikkim

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting to discuss the ongoing stand-off with China, media reports said. The report said that the three service chiefs, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat attended the meet. Earlier a separate meeting of the foreign secretary was also held. Media...

China hindering India’s patrolling along LAC: MEA

India on Thursday rejected China’s allegations that Indian troops crossed over to the Chinese side of the frontier in Ladakh and Sikkim, asserting that New Delhi has been taking a responsible approach towards border management. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said it was the Chinese side that recently carried out activities hindering India’s...
US diplomat backs India in border dispute with China

US diplomat backs India in border dispute with China

The US has backed India amid a flare-up of border tensions with China with a top diplomat describing Beijing’s aggression as “not always rhetorical” and accusing it of continuing with its “provocative and disturbing behaviour” to try to shift the status quo. Alice G Wells, the senior US diplomat for South and Central Asia, said...
Can you guess the only coronavirus-free state in India?

Can you guess the only coronavirus-free state in India?

The novel coronavirus that has wreaked havoc across the world and India, taking lives at will and locking up millions within the confines of the four walls, is yet to breach the fortress of the tiny border state of Sikkim, which does not have a single COVID-19 case. Officials attribute this remarkable achievement to a...

Indian-Chinese troops clash in North Sikkim, dis-engage later

Soldiers from India and China reported a face-off and aggressive behaviour resulting in minor injuries on both sides in North Sikkim, media reports said. In all 150 soldiers on both sides were involved in the confrontation which left four Indian and seven Chinese soldiers injured. The incident happened near Naku La, a pass in North...