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50,000 Chinese troops and 150 fighter jets spotted near Indian border

Tensions have been rising on the India-China border. Despite, attempts to de-escalate the friction, including the various agreements that have been made between the countries, China continues to be on the offensive. Just before the Galwan face-off between the two nations, back in May, that led to a bloody massacre, Chinese troops had been amassing … Continue reading

Chinese and Indian soldiers face-off in Ladakh

Soldiers of India and China were engaged in a face-off near Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh on Wednesday, which ended after a local delegation-level meeting, Army sources said. “An Indian Army team that was on patrol near Pangong Tso was objected to by the Chinese side. Our soldiers held ground as they were on … Continue reading

Modi to visit China for peaceful solution of border dispute

Last September, Chinese President Xi Jinping conducted his peace offensive at India by promising $30 billion in investment and raising the prospects of growth of trade between China and India. Xi has been conducting such peace offensives all over the world. One of his two major offensives is the establishment of the Free Trade Area … Continue reading

Chinese army incursion into India’s territory

The fresh transgression by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in Ladakh‘s Chumur that began on Thursday morning — hours before Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in India — tuned grave by late night. In terms of numbers, this is the third. One other has been on at Chumur, and one in Demchok. But going by … Continue reading

India’s government to promote civilian settlements along border areas claimed by China

The Narendra Modi government may not only strengthen ITBP deployment and infrastructure along the India–China border, but also promote civilian settlements in border areas. Unlike the UPA regime that was reluctant to undertake aggressive deployment of troops in stretches close to the India-China border, the Union home ministry may now go for a formal survey … Continue reading

New Indian leader will place 90,000 soldiers along border disputed with China

India is creating a mountain strike corps of 90,000 soldiers along the 2,000-mile stretch of disputed border with China. Just last year Chinese troops entered territory claimed by India, high in the Himalayas, sparking a three-week standoff. China will be a top foreign policy challenge for Narendra Modi, the incoming prime minister who won a … Continue reading

China offers India a ‘handshake across the Himalayas’

India and China will study new ways to ease tensions on their ill-defined border after an army standoff in the Himalayas, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday on his first official foreign trip. The number two in the Chinese leadership offered New Delhi a “handshake across the Himalayas” and said the world’s most populous … Continue reading

China: Li Keqiang greets ‘key partner and friend’ India in New Delhi

Premier Li Keqiang arrived in New Delhi yesterday afternoon on the first leg of his maiden diplomatic trip, calling for deepening mutual trust and co-operation between the two Asian powers, which had a tense border stand-off last month. In prepared written remarks delivered on arrival, Li said China regarded India as a “key partner and … Continue reading

Seven key messages from India to China

The most charitable thing that can be said about Indian UPA government’s incoherent response to the Chinese incursion into Ladakh’s Debsang Valley is this: maybe, the government has a brilliant plan that we as yet don’t know anything about. On past performance, I wouldn’t bet on this. And surely, the statements of Indian External Affairs … Continue reading

China-India border standoff makes little sense amid improving trade ties

A deadlock in icy desert wastelands appears to make little sense as two Asian giants increasingly work together to boost trade and bilateral ties It’s more than 5,000 metres above sea level, cold, inhospitable, uninhabited, with hardly any vegetation or wildlife in sight. Welcome to the icy desert wastelands of Daulat Beg Oldi, a forgotten … Continue reading

Indian foreign minister Salman Khurshid to visit China

India‘s Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid has said he will visit China in May amid tensions near the de facto border in the Himalayas. Mr Khurshid’s trip comes ahead of a scheduled visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to India. It comes at a time when India has asked China to withdraw troops it says have … Continue reading

Ladakh incursion: India and China face-off at the ‘Gate of Hell’

Yarkandi caravan guides on the great Himal’s routes to Leh, might have mapped the journey thus: from the great plains, climb into the pass of the black gravel, the Karakoram. From there, cross the Chip-Chap, the very quiet river, to reach Daulat Beg Oldi, the spot where the great and rich man died. Then, you … Continue reading

The great divide between China and India

In 1962, an unexpected and calamitous event, the India-China war of 1962, triggered far reaching personal and social overtones. It would take a few more years for the wounds to heal, to sweep intransigent feelings under the Chinese rugs, clothes and any and every thing made in China finding their way into Indian markets. The … Continue reading

Indian tank brigades deployed to defend border with China

The Indian army’s defences on the China border will get a major offensive boost with the impending deployment of two tank brigades, one each in Ladakh and north-east India. This is the first time that India will deploy armoured formations on the China border. Such formations, equipped with main battle tanks and BMP-II infantry combat … Continue reading

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