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Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

25 Sep 2020

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

For the first time since the bloody June episode in Galwan Valley, China admitted its casualties, saying that five of its soldiers died. However, India is convinced the death toll is higher, with government sources telling News18 that China's count must be multiplied by 3.

Chinese soldiers seen crying on way to Indian border

23 Sep 2020

Chinese soldiers seen crying on way to Indian border

A viral video showing crying soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has given quite the opportunity to Taiwanese media to mock China.

Historic! Two Navy women officers to join frontline warships crew

21 Sep 2020

Historic! Two Navy women officers to join frontline warships crew

In what is sure to pave the path for more gender inclusivity in the armed forces, two women officers will, for the first time, be deployed on Indian Navy warships as crew members.

Pulwama-like attack prevented, says Army; 52kg explosives recovered

17 Sep 2020

Pulwama-like attack prevented, says Army; 52kg explosives recovered

A Pulwama-like attack was prevented on Thursday, the Indian Army said in a statement after recovering 52 kilograms of explosives near Letapora in Jammu and Kashmir.

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

17 Sep 2020

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday addressed the Rajya Sabha on the pertaining border dispute with China, declaring that no global power can prohibit Indian troops from patrolling in the traditional areas.

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

14 Sep 2020

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will likely address the ongoing India-China border row in the Parliament on Tuesday, according to reports. The timing of the statement has not been confirmed.

LAC: India prepares for tense winter along border with China

13 Sep 2020

LAC: India prepares for tense winter along border with China

Amid growing tensions along the Indo-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India is preparing for a prolonged standoff through the winter.

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

11 Sep 2020

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

In the two-and-a-half-hours long meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, India's External Minister Dr. S Jaishankar strongly protested the heavy presence of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

MEA S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow

10 Sep 2020

MEA S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar's meet with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi is underway amid intensified Indo-China border tensions.

India-China tensions can escalate, but 'threshold of war' hasn't reached

10 Sep 2020

India-China tensions can escalate, but 'threshold of war' hasn't reached

With India and China laying reciprocal allegations on one another about warning shots being fired along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) this week, questions about a full-blown war between the nuclear-armed neighbors have received attention.

5 missing Arunachal civilians found on Chinese side: Kiren Rijiju

08 Sep 2020

5 missing Arunachal civilians found on Chinese side: Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said that the five missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found on the Chinese side. Rijiju said the process to handover the youths is being worked out.

India dismisses China's claims, says PLA fired shots at LAC

08 Sep 2020

India dismisses China's claims, says PLA fired shots at LAC

India on Tuesday responded to the post-midnight claims of China that the Indian Army fired warning shots at the Southern bank of Pangong Lake, asserting that it was the People's Liberation Army that used firearms.

LAC: Amid brewing tensions, China claims Indian Army fired shots

08 Sep 2020

LAC: Amid brewing tensions, China claims Indian Army fired shots

In a new development that is sure to heighten tensions at the already volatile Line of Actual Control (LAC), China claimed that Indian soldiers fired warning shots at the Southern bank of Pangong Lake.

BJP's Ram Madhav attends Tibetan soldier's funeral, later deletes tweet

07 Sep 2020

BJP's Ram Madhav attends Tibetan soldier's funeral, later deletes tweet

In an unparalleled incident, the Indian Army on Monday accorded an honorable goodbye to a Tibetan soldier who died in Ladakh last month, reportedly after stepping on a landmine.

India-China border row: Trump says he would 'love to help'

05 Sep 2020

India-China border row: Trump says he would 'love to help'

United States President Donald Trump has extended his aid in resolving the ongoing border conflict between India and China.

LAC: Rajnath Singh tells Chinese counterpart to restore status quo

05 Sep 2020

LAC: Rajnath Singh tells Chinese counterpart to restore status quo

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held talks with Chinese counterpart Gen. Wei Fenghe in Moscow amid a border conflict between the two nations.

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

04 Sep 2020

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

As tensions are flaring up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Wei Fenghi, China's Defense Minister, has sought a meeting with India's Rajnath Singh, in Moscow, PTI reported citing people in the know.

China strongly opposes India's app ban; asks to 'correct mistake'

03 Sep 2020

China strongly opposes India's app ban; asks to 'correct mistake'

After India banned several Chinese mobile applications, China has said that it strongly opposed the move. China's Commerce Ministry on Thursday urged India to "correct its mistakes."

After recent flare-up, China claims India "disturbing" border peace

01 Sep 2020

After recent flare-up, China claims India "disturbing" border peace

Reacting to India's claims that China transgressed in Ladakh on the intervening night of August 29 and 30, Beijing said on Tuesday that it was the Indian Army that violated the consensus and "illegally trespassed the LAC."

After fresh tension with China, Doval holds meeting, explores options

01 Sep 2020

After fresh tension with China, Doval holds meeting, explores options

On the day the Indian government admitted that China engaged in yet another transgression in Eastern Ladakh, NSA Ajit Doval held a key meeting with high-ranked officials, where it was decided more troops will be deployed in the volatile area to thwart the neighbor's mischievous attempts.

Indo-China clash: Army was "ready" for PLA soldiers in Ladakh

31 Aug 2020

Indo-China clash: Army was "ready" for PLA soldiers in Ladakh

On the intervening night of August 29 and 30, China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) came in "sufficient numbers," at the Southern Bank of Pangong Tso in Eastern Ladakh with an intent to change the status quo, but the Indian troops were well-prepared.

Months after Galwan clash, fresh tension in Eastern Ladakh

31 Aug 2020

Months after Galwan clash, fresh tension in Eastern Ladakh

On the intervening night of August 29 and 30, the Indian Army, in a statement, said that it thwarted another mischievous attempt by China's People's Liberation Army to change the status quo in Eastern Ladakh.

Dhoni could now spend more time with Indian Army: Reports

17 Aug 2020

Dhoni could now spend more time with Indian Army: Reports

Former Indian captain MS Dhoni, on Saturday, announced his retirement from international cricket.

#NewsBytesExclusive: How author Harinder Sikka was "cheated" by Gulzars

26 Jul 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: How author Harinder Sikka was "cheated" by Gulzars

Amid the raging insider-outsider debate in the film industry and reignited talks about Bollywood's ever-ungrateful nature, author Harinder Sikka spoke with NewsBytes.

Entertainment round-up: Aishwarya Bachchan admitted to hospital, and more

17 Jul 2020

Entertainment round-up: Aishwarya Bachchan admitted to hospital, and more

Entertainment news on Friday remained dominated by some humanitarian gestures, some good-old SRK-style wit, and a couple of trailer and first look launches.

Celina Jaitly distances herself from Kashish Queer Film Festival

11 Jul 2020

Celina Jaitly distances herself from Kashish Queer Film Festival

Merely days ago, the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival announced that its head of marketing, Pallav Patankar had allegedly resigned from the post.

Facebook to PUBG, Army directs troops to delete 89 apps

09 Jul 2020

Facebook to PUBG, Army directs troops to delete 89 apps

Amid growing security concerns, the Indian Army has directed its troops to delete 89 smartphone applications.

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.

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.

Weeks after Galwan Valley episode, PM Narendra Modi visits Leh

03 Jul 2020

Weeks after Galwan Valley episode, PM Narendra Modi visits Leh

Sending a strong message that India stands with its soldiers defending its borders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid a visit to Leh to review the situation.

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.

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.

Forces allowed to "respond adequately", situation tense along LAC

22 Jun 2020

Forces allowed to "respond adequately", situation tense along LAC

A week after China's People's Liberation Army attempted to change the status quo at the Galwan Valley, the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) continues to be tense.

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.

Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'

21 Jun 2020

Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'

United States President Donald Trump has said that the US is trying to help resolve the ongoing border tensions between India and China.

Galwan clash: 76 injured soldiers recovering; China releases 10 personnel

19 Jun 2020

Galwan clash: 76 injured soldiers recovering; China releases 10 personnel

A total of 76 soldiers of the Indian Army were injured in the clash with China's People Liberation Army (PLA), on Monday, and all of them are recuperating, several reports said.

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

18 Jun 2020

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

A Major General of the Indian Army spoke to Chinese military officials on Thursday, again, after Wednesday's talks at the same level remained inconclusive.

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).