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India, China to hold fifth round of disengagement talks today

02 Aug 2020

India, China to hold fifth round of disengagement talks today

India and China will hold the fifth round of talks focusing on disengagement along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh on Sunday.

Over 10 lakh have recovered from coronavirus in India

30 Jul 2020

Over 10 lakh have recovered from coronavirus in India

Six months after India reported its first coronavirus case (a student who returned from China's Wuhan tested positive), the country saw some positive news today, as recoveries zoomed past the 1 million (or 10 lakh) mark.

J&K's UT status humiliating, won't contest Assembly polls: Omar Abdullah

27 Jul 2020

J&K's UT status humiliating, won't contest Assembly polls: Omar Abdullah

Almost a year after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its special status and split into two Union Territories, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote a strongly-worded opinion piece in Indian Express, announcing that he would not contest Assembly polls till statehood is restored.

Fifth round of LAC talks with China likely next week

26 Jul 2020

Fifth round of LAC talks with China likely next week

India and China are expected to hold the next round military talks next week as the disengagement process at Pangong Tso is yet to see completion.

De-escalation unlikely soon? 40,000 Chinese troops present in Eastern Ladakh

23 Jul 2020

De-escalation unlikely soon? 40,000 Chinese troops present in Eastern Ladakh

Despite multiple rounds of talks at diplomatic and military levels, disengagement at volatile areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) seems to have hit a roadblock with thousands of Chinese soldiers still being present at the front and depth areas of Eastern Ladakh, multiple reports said.

Talks underway with China but can't guarantee success: Rajnath Singh

17 Jul 2020

Talks underway with China but can't guarantee success: Rajnath Singh

On Friday, during a visit to Leh, his first since the violent clash at Galwan Valley, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said talks are underway with China but there is no guarantee that they would prove fruitful.

India-China conflict: Next WMCC meeting tomorrow; disengagement first phase complete

09 Jul 2020

India-China conflict: Next WMCC meeting tomorrow; disengagement first phase complete

Representatives of India and China are set to hold talks on Friday regarding the disengagement process along the Indo-China border in Eastern Ladakh.

Beijing suggested Doval-Wang talks to ease tensions in Ladakh

08 Jul 2020

Beijing suggested Doval-Wang talks to ease tensions in Ladakh

The conversation between NSA Ajit Doval and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi last Sunday, which immediately yielded results in the Galwan Valley, was proposed by Beijing, an Indian Express report said on Wednesday.

India-China conflict: Chinese troops remove structures in Hot Springs, Gogra

07 Jul 2020

India-China conflict: Chinese troops remove structures in Hot Springs, Gogra

Amid talks to de-escalate the border tensions between India and China in Eastern Ladakh, the Chinese military has reportedly removed temporary infrastructure installed at two friction sites.

Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

06 Jul 2020

Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

Before the People's Liberation Army (PLA) pulled its troops back in the tense Galwan Valley today, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval had a long telephonic conversation with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday, multiple reports said.

Rahul Gandhi skipped 11 meetings on defense, BJP slams him

06 Jul 2020

Rahul Gandhi skipped 11 meetings on defense, BJP slams him

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been questioning the government over tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and has repeatedly asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "come clean" on the situation has, surprisingly, not attended a single meeting of the Standing Committee on Defense since September.

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

06 Jul 2020

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

While China remains locked in an intense stand-off with India, it is supplying four armed drones to Pakistan, another hostile neighbor of New Delhi, a report in Hindustan Times said.

Was Modi's hospital visit to injured soldiers fake? Army clarifies

04 Jul 2020

Was Modi's hospital visit to injured soldiers fake? Army clarifies

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to soldiers injured in the June 15 Indo-China clash in Ladakh's Galwan Valley.

PM Modi addresses soldiers in Ladakh, salutes their bravery

03 Jul 2020

PM Modi addresses soldiers in Ladakh, salutes their bravery

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the soldiers in Nimu, Ladakh, where he paid a visit for the first time since last month's Galwan Valley clash.

#MannKiBaat: India gave befitting reply to China, says Modi

28 Jun 2020

#MannKiBaat: India gave befitting reply to China, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hosted the 66th episode of his radio show 'Mann Ki Baat'.

LAC dispute: India deploys air defense systems in Ladakh

28 Jun 2020

LAC dispute: India deploys air defense systems in Ladakh

Amid heightened tensions along the India-China border in Eastern Ladakh, India has reportedly deployed air defense weapon systems in the region.

India, China dig in for long haul, de-escalation seems afar

27 Jun 2020

India, China dig in for long haul, de-escalation seems afar

It's been almost two months that Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation in Eastern Ladakh. During this period, a violent clash ensued in Galwan Valley too.

India, China agree to continue diplomatic talks for peaceful resolution

24 Jun 2020

India, China agree to continue diplomatic talks for peaceful resolution

Amid heightened tensions regarding the border situation in Eastern Ladakh, India and China on Wednesday agreed to sincerely implement disengagement and de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Mutual consensus to disengage: Army after 11-hour-long talks with China

23 Jun 2020

Mutual consensus to disengage: Army after 11-hour-long talks with China

The Indian Army on Tuesday released a brief note regarding the nearly 11-hours-long Corps Commander-level talks which happened with the Chinese on Monday.

China confirms commanding officer was killed in Ladakh face-off: Report

22 Jun 2020

China confirms commanding officer was killed in Ladakh face-off: Report

A week after Indian and Chinese forces clashed in Ladakh's Galwan Valley, reports said that a Chinese commanding officer was among those killed in the brawl.

India-China clash: General VK Singh calls to 'hurt China economically'

21 Jun 2020

India-China clash: General VK Singh calls to 'hurt China economically'

War is the last resort, said former Indian Army chief and Union Minister, General VK Singh, in a recent interview about the India-China border situation.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 4.1 lakh after biggest spike yet

21 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 4.1 lakh after biggest spike yet

India on Saturday reported nearly 16,000 new coronavirus infections, marking yet another record spike. The total number of cases across the country has now breached the 4 lakh mark, reaching 4.1 lakh.

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

20 Jun 2020

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese forces are being given a "mischievous interpretation," the PM's office said in a statement on Saturday.

Sacrifices won't go in vain: IAF chief on Galwan episode

20 Jun 2020

Sacrifices won't go in vain: IAF chief on Galwan episode

The sacrifices of those who laid their lives in Galwan Valley won't go in vain, Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria said today at the combined graduation parade at Air Force Academy, near Hyderabad.

After Modi's statement, China makes fresh claim on Galwan Valley

20 Jun 2020

After Modi's statement, China makes fresh claim on Galwan Valley

Amid heightened tensions with India, spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian gave a step-by-step account of what happened at the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on Monday.

Galwan Valley: What is its strategic importance for India, China?

20 Jun 2020

Galwan Valley: What is its strategic importance for India, China?

The showdown in Galwan Valley has angered India, for the sheer brutality with which Indian soldiers were attacked; piqued global interest, as two nuclear-armed neighbors have escalated tensions; and sparked a narrative war.

PM Modi's all-party meeting on Galwan clash begins

19 Jun 2020

PM Modi's all-party meeting on Galwan clash begins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened an all-party meeting today to discuss the clash in Galwan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 3.81 lakh after record single-day spike

19 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 3.81 lakh after record single-day spike

India on Thursday hit another record spike as almost 14,000 new coronavirus infections were detected nationwide.

Railways terminates contract with Chinese firm after India-China border clash

18 Jun 2020

Railways terminates contract with Chinese firm after India-China border clash

Amid fresh clashes along the India-China border, the Indian Railways has decided to terminate a project contract awarded to a Chinese firm.

Traders' body asks celebrities to stop endorsing Chinese brands

18 Jun 2020

Traders' body asks celebrities to stop endorsing Chinese brands

In the wake of the rising military and political tensions between India and China, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged all Indian film and sports personalities to immediately stop endorsing Chinese products and brands.

Army releases names of 20 martyrs; indebted India mourns!

17 Jun 2020

Army releases names of 20 martyrs; indebted India mourns!

On Wednesday, the Indian Army released the names of 20 soldiers who were killed in action on Monday at the Galwan Valley, Ladakh, after clashing with China's People's Liberation Army (PLA).

India-China clash: Capable of giving fitting reply, says Modi

17 Jun 2020

India-China clash: Capable of giving fitting reply, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reacted to the recent escalations along the India-China border saying that the sacrifices of our soldiers will not go to waste.

China doesn't want more clashes with India: Foreign Ministry

17 Jun 2020

China doesn't want more clashes with India: Foreign Ministry

A day after both China and India admitted to a violent clash in the Galwan Valley area of Ladakh, the former's Foreign Ministry retracted its aggressive stance, saying the country doesn't want to see more clashes.

Indo-China clash: What happened at Galwan Valley? Here's a timeline

17 Jun 2020

Indo-China clash: What happened at Galwan Valley? Here's a timeline

In the deadliest clash with the Chinese in decades, 20 Indian soldiers, including a Commanding Officer, were martyred in the Galwan Valley on Monday.

Coronavirus: Death toll nears 12,000 as Maharashtra registers 1,409 deaths

17 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Death toll nears 12,000 as Maharashtra registers 1,409 deaths

India on Tuesday reported over 11,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the total to 3.54 lakh cases.

Telangana Army Colonel among 3 martyred in India-China face-off

16 Jun 2020

Telangana Army Colonel among 3 martyred in India-China face-off

Earlier in the day, the Indian Army had confirmed that a Colonel-rank officer in the Army was martyred along with two soldiers amid a violent face-off with Chinese forces in Ladakh.

Indo-China tensions: One Colonel, two soldiers killed in violent face-off

16 Jun 2020

Indo-China tensions: One Colonel, two soldiers killed in violent face-off

In a terrible piece of news, the Indian Army has confirmed that Colonel (Commanding Officer of an infantry battalion) and two jawans were killed in action yesterday night during the de-escalation process at the Galwan Valley.

Coronavirus: Over 9,500 dead; total cases cross 3.32 lakh

15 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Over 9,500 dead; total cases cross 3.32 lakh

India on Sunday reported over 11,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally to 3.32 lakh. The death toll also rose to 9,522.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 3.21 lakh after record spike

14 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 3.21 lakh after record spike

India on Saturday reported roughly 12,000 new coronavirus infections, marking yet another record spike. The nationwide tally has now crossed 3.21 lakh while the death toll stands at 9,200.

India-China border situation under control, says Army chief

13 Jun 2020

India-China border situation under control, says Army chief

The situation along India's borders with China "is under control," said the Chief of Army Staff, General MM Naravane, on Saturday.