Line Of Actual Control

Line of Actual Control or LAC is the line that demarcates between Indian-controlled territory and Chinese-controlled area in Jammu and Kashmir, a former princely state. LAC was formed after the 1962 war, which lasted for a month, and resulted in the Chinese victory. In early May, a brawl erupted between the troops of both the countries, which was followed by another attack by the Chinese soldiers at several remote areas along the Himalayas. While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing had accused that “the Indian Army has crossed the line,” India’s Ministry of External Affairs, led by S. Jaishankar has declined to comment. This simmering tension between the two countries does give rise to fears of a war, which experts feel is baseless.

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Centre bans 43 more mobile apps; check full list here

24 Nov 2020

Centre bans 43 more mobile apps; check full list here

The central government on Tuesday decided to ban 43 mobile applications for being "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity" of India.

After China indicates de-escalation, India turns tank guns away: Report

12 Nov 2020

After China indicates de-escalation, India turns tank guns away: Report

Months into the India-China border standoff, the Indian forces reportedly decided to turn the face of their tanks away from enemy positions.

Chinese soldier, held in Ladakh after crossing LAC, handed back

21 Oct 2020

Chinese soldier, held in Ladakh after crossing LAC, handed back

A People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier who had been apprehended by the Indian forces after he strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh was handed over to China on Tuesday night, officials said.

Talks won't help: US NSA on India-China border row

10 Oct 2020

Talks won't help: US NSA on India-China border row

As talks to resolve border tensions between India and China have remained fruitless, the United States National Security Advisor (NSA) has said that it is time to accept that dialogue will not persuade China to change.

India and China discuss 5-point plan to ease border tensions

30 Sep 2020

India and China discuss 5-point plan to ease border tensions

India and China held a fresh round of diplomatic talks under the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination (WMCC).

India says it never accepted China's 1959 interpretation of LAC

29 Sep 2020

India says it never accepted China's 1959 interpretation of LAC

India on Tuesday reacted to China's claim that it abides by the 1959 interpretation of the Indo-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

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.

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 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.

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.

LAC tensions: China, India agree on "early and complete disengagement"

25 Jul 2020

LAC tensions: China, India agree on "early and complete disengagement"

Hostile neighbors China and India have reportedly come on the same page as far as early and complete disengagement along the Line of Actual Control is concerned, New Delhi said on Friday after the 17th meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC).

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.

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

02 Jul 2020

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

Already engaged with an eyeball-to-eyeball conflict with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian armed forces have not lost sight of the Line of Control (LoC) from where Pakistan regularly launches attacks.

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.

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.

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.

Ladakh standoff: China says 'positive consensus' reached with India

10 Jun 2020

Ladakh standoff: China says 'positive consensus' reached with India

China said on Wednesday that it had reached "positive consensus" with India over recent border tensions in Eastern Ladakh.

Indian, Chinese troops disengage at 3 locations in Ladakh

09 Jun 2020

Indian, Chinese troops disengage at 3 locations in Ladakh

India and China have started withdrawing troops after over a month-long standoff in the Eastern Ladakh region.

India, China agree to peacefully resolve border issue, says MEA

07 Jun 2020

India, China agree to peacefully resolve border issue, says MEA

Both India and China have agreed to peacefully resolve ongoing Ladakh standoff, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday.