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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.

New Army Chief says India-China border needs more attention

01 Jan 2020

New Army Chief says India-China border needs more attention

A day after taking over as the 28th Chief of the Indian Army, General Manoj Mukund Naravane said that India needs to pay more attention to the China front and enhance capabilities along the Northern border.

First CDS Bipin Rawat speaks on new role, his strategy

31 Dec 2019

First CDS Bipin Rawat speaks on new role, his strategy

The 27th Chief of Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, is all set to take office as India's first Chief of Defense Staff, and quite naturally the expectations from him are high.

One-day stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers ends in Ladakh

12 Sep 2019

One-day stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers ends in Ladakh

A stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh, which started after dawn on Wednesday, has been resolved after high-level talks, reports said on Thursday.

Those criticizing Modi-govt over Doklam have no IQ: MJ Akbar

26 Aug 2018

Those criticizing Modi-govt over Doklam have no IQ: MJ Akbar

Union Minister MJ Akbar said the government's handling of the Doklam crisis showed that India is "no longer the India of the 1960s".

Encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers around North-Doklam: Parliamentary panel

12 Aug 2018

Encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers around North-Doklam: Parliamentary panel

India should encourage Bhutan to ensure an increase in the deployment of soldiers around Northern Doklam in the Sikkim sector to check China's military activities in the sensitive region, a parliamentary panel suggested.

#DefenseDiaries: China building cutting-edge rockets for deployment on Indian border?

04 Aug 2018

#DefenseDiaries: China building cutting-edge rockets for deployment on Indian border?

According to state media, China is building cutting-edge rockets for artillery that can be used in high altitude locations to destroy enemies from hundreds of kilometres away.

China's PLA conducts military-drills, the first in Tibet since Doklam

29 Jun 2018

China's PLA conducts military-drills, the first in Tibet since Doklam

Two days ago, China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) carried out drills to test their logistics, armament support capabilities and military-civilian integration, the first such exercise in Tibet since the Doklam standoff.

Indian defense procurement system is a mess: Report

10 May 2018

Indian defense procurement system is a mess: Report

Latest defense ministry report has ridiculed the Indian weapons-buying system for being inflicted with "multiple decision-heads, duplication of processes.....delayed execution, no real-time monitoring, no project-based approach and a tendency to fault-find rather than to facilitate."

Nirmala Sitharaman: India ready for any situation in Doklam

27 Mar 2018

Nirmala Sitharaman: India ready for any situation in Doklam

On Sunday, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assured that the country was "alert and ready for any situation that may arise in Doklam."

Indian elephant, Chinese dragon must dance together: Chinese Foreign Minister

08 Mar 2018

Indian elephant, Chinese dragon must dance together: Chinese Foreign Minister

Speaking for the first time on bilateral ties this year, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi today said the Chinese dragon and Indian elephant must not fight but dance with each other.

China: Doklam belongs to us; construction activity is legitimate

19 Jan 2018

China: Doklam belongs to us; construction activity is legitimate

In a claim that can have shocking implications, China has claimed that the Doklam area has "always been" under its "effective jurisdiction." Thus, its construction activity is "legitimate." They asked India not to comment on it.

China occupies North Doklam: Should India be worried?

18 Jan 2018

China occupies North Doklam: Should India be worried?

It seems last year's 73-day Doklam standoff hasn't affected Chinese resolve. Reportedly, China has increased its troop presence and construction activity in North Doklam near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.

In 2017, China transgressed into India's LAC 415 times

10 Jan 2018

In 2017, China transgressed into India's LAC 415 times

Chinese transgressions into the Indian side of about 4,000km Line of Actual Control (LAC) have surged since 2016. Reportedly, Chinese soldiers unlawfully breached India's sovereignty 415 times; this number was 271 in 2016.

Now, Chinese troops intrude Arunachal Pradesh with road equipment

03 Jan 2018

Now, Chinese troops intrude Arunachal Pradesh with road equipment

After tensed times in 2017, India-China relations will not get a breather anytime soon.

Will new Foreign Secretary Gokhale change India's approach towards China?

02 Jan 2018

Will new Foreign Secretary Gokhale change India's approach towards China?

Former ambassador to China Vijay Gokhale, a 1981 batch IFS officer, has been appointed India's new foreign secretary. He will replace the incumbent S Jaishankar on January 28.

Now, China's PLA accuses Indian troops of being aggressive

01 Jan 2018

Now, China's PLA accuses Indian troops of being aggressive

India and China ended 2017 on a positive note by declaring truce along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) after the special representative (SR) dialogue.

Post-Doklam talks, India-China sides agree to maintain peace along border

23 Dec 2017

Post-Doklam talks, India-China sides agree to maintain peace along border

India and China have held their first high-level border talks since the 73-day Doklam standoff.

China to India: Doklam standoff placed "severe pressure" on ties

13 Dec 2017

China to India: Doklam standoff placed "severe pressure" on ties

The Doklam stand-off had placed "severe pressure" on Sino-Indian ties, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj during their meeting in New Delhi.

Reports: 1,800 Chinese troops deployed at Doklam during winter

11 Dec 2017

Reports: 1,800 Chinese troops deployed at Doklam during winter

In a first, around 1,600-1,800 Chinese troops have been deployed in the Doklam area, close to the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet trijunction, during winter.

China ready to maintain peace with India along the border

09 Oct 2017

China ready to maintain peace with India along the border

Following Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden visit to Nathu La post in Sikkim on the Sino-Indian border, China said it was ready to maintain peace with India jointly.

China increases troop presence, widens road near Doklam standoff site

06 Oct 2017

China increases troop presence, widens road near Doklam standoff site

China continues to maintain a troop presence in an area close to the site of the Doklam standoff with India.

After Doklam, India speeds up border road construction along LAC

11 Sep 2017

After Doklam, India speeds up border road construction along LAC

India is breathing a sigh of relief after concluding the Doklam standoff. However, questions remain on India's preparedness to deal with similar situations in the future.

India should prepare for a two-front war: General Bipin Rawat

07 Sep 2017

India should prepare for a two-front war: General Bipin Rawat

Providing his take on India's persistent threat from China and Pakistan, Indian Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat stated that India should be prepared for a two-front war.

How India's real-life James Bond untied the Doklam knot

07 Sep 2017

How India's real-life James Bond untied the Doklam knot

Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Kumar Doval is being seen as PM Narendra Modi's right-hand man responsible for the resolution of the Doklam standoff, on terms favoring India.

Following Doklam standoff, Government reviews infrastructure along Sino-Indian border

05 Sep 2017

Following Doklam standoff, Government reviews infrastructure along Sino-Indian border

MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, MoS External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh and Army chief General Bipin Rawat reviewed the progress of infrastructure projects along the 1,126-km Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh.

Russia takes neutral stance over India-China Doklam standoff

03 Sep 2017

Russia takes neutral stance over India-China Doklam standoff

Russia has taken a neutral stance on the recently resolved Doklam standoff between Indian and Chinese troops.

China hopes India will "learn lessons" from Doklam standoff

31 Aug 2017

China hopes India will "learn lessons" from Doklam standoff

Barely two days have passed since India and China agreed to end the Doklam standoff, but Beijing is back to making inflammatory statements.

Why India and China agreed to settle the Doklam crisis

29 Aug 2017

Why India and China agreed to settle the Doklam crisis

The months-long standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers at Doklam came to an end yesterday, with both sides agreeing to withdraw their troops.

India-China agree to withdraw troops, end Doklam standoff

28 Aug 2017

India-China agree to withdraw troops, end Doklam standoff

The months-long standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam is coming to an end with both sides agreeing to withdraw their troops.

Expect more situations like Doklam: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

27 Aug 2017

Expect more situations like Doklam: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

Speaking to students at the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat stated that Doklam stand-off is a result of China attempting to change status quo.

Chinese media: PLA live fire drills meant to awe India

22 Aug 2017

Chinese media: PLA live fire drills meant to awe India

Adding fuel to the fire around Doklam standoff has become a hobby of sorts for Chinese media.

Govt. assessment finds war over Doklam won't benefit China

22 Aug 2017

Govt. assessment finds war over Doklam won't benefit China

It's unlikely that China will benefit in a conflict with India arising from an escalation in the Doklam standoff, according to an Indian government assessment reported by Times of India.

After racist video, Chinese media releases another one on Doklam

21 Aug 2017

After racist video, Chinese media releases another one on Doklam

After releasing a racist anti-India video on Doklam last week, China's state-run Xinhua news agency seems to be going for a more mellow approach.

Amid Doklam standoff, India's BrahMos supply to Vietnam irks China

18 Aug 2017

Amid Doklam standoff, India's BrahMos supply to Vietnam irks China

India and China are locked in a tense border standoff in Doklam since mid-June; experts say they are "dangerously close" to their worst military conflict.

Japan backs India, says Doklam status-quo must not change forcibly

18 Aug 2017

Japan backs India, says Doklam status-quo must not change forcibly

Japan has endorsed India's position on the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam, near the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction area.

Doklam Standoff: Chinese state media mocks India with racist video

18 Aug 2017

Doklam Standoff: Chinese state media mocks India with racist video

Chinese media has been warning and accusing India of wrongfully entering China's territory for over two months now.

Doklam standoff: Amid heightened tension, Indian insulted at Shanghai airport

13 Aug 2017

Doklam standoff: Amid heightened tension, Indian insulted at Shanghai airport

Indian and Chinese citizens seem to be facing the effects of heightened bilateral tension amid the months-long India-China standoff at Doklam.

Doklam standoff: Indian Army denies evacuating nearby villages

11 Aug 2017

Doklam standoff: Indian Army denies evacuating nearby villages

After media reports claimed the Indian Army had ordered evacuation of villages near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction, the forces have denied the development.

Indian Army orders evacuation of village near Doklam, amid standoff

10 Aug 2017

Indian Army orders evacuation of village near Doklam, amid standoff

On 10th Aug, media reports surfaced that the Indian Army has ordered the residents living in the Nathang village near Doklam to vacate their houses at the earliest.