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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).

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.

China may let TikTok face US ban: Here's why

12 Sep 2020

China may let TikTok face US ban: Here's why

Chinese giant ByteDance is running out of time to comply with the Donald Trump administration's 'sell or close' order for TikTok US.

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple, Google under investigation, and more

08 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple, Google under investigation, and more

In the updates since last night, Italy's competition authority launched six investigation cases into the cloud storage services operated by Google, Apple, Dropbox.

Ladakh situation "very serious," need deep political talks: S Jaishankar

08 Sep 2020

Ladakh situation "very serious," need deep political talks: S Jaishankar

Ahead of his trip to Moscow, where he is scheduled to meet the Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar called the situation in Ladakh "very serious," adding that a "deep political conversation" was needed.

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.

Defense Ministry accepts Chinese intrusion in Ladakh, later deletes document

06 Aug 2020

Defense Ministry accepts Chinese intrusion in Ladakh, later deletes document

For the first time since tensions with China sparked along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) earlier this year, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) admitted to intrusion. This information which was available on MoD's website since Tuesday has now been taken down, said reports.

Weeks after clash, China says disengagement at most locations "complete"

28 Jul 2020

Weeks after clash, China says disengagement at most locations "complete"

On Tuesday, China announced that disengagement between frontline Indian and Chinese troops has been completed in most of the locations.

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.

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).

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 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.

Whatever happened at Galwan was planned by China: EAM

17 Jun 2020

Whatever happened at Galwan was planned by China: EAM

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi over the phone on Wednesday, two days after armies of both the countries clashed at the Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed in action.

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

27 May 2020

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

For days now, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), has been brimming with tensions, with several violent clashes happening between Chinese and Indian forces.

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan

08 Sep 2019

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan

Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, China is planning to invest $1 billion in development projects in the latter nation, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing, reportedly said on Saturday.

#KashmirIssue: UN, US, China, Russia snub Pakistan; refuse to intervene

10 Aug 2019

#KashmirIssue: UN, US, China, Russia snub Pakistan; refuse to intervene

Pakistan suffered a huge setback on the Kashmir issue after being rebuffed in all efforts to seek international intervention against India's decision to revoke Article 370 and split Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories.

China slams US, says will defend 'legitimate rights' of Huawei

08 Mar 2019

China slams US, says will defend 'legitimate rights' of Huawei

China's foreign minister Wang Yi slammed US accusations against the telecom giant Huawei and said Beijing will take "all necessary measures" to defend the "legitimate rights" of the country's companies and individuals.

#IndiaStrikesBack: In China, Sushma Swaraj speaks on "necessary" airstrikes

27 Feb 2019

#IndiaStrikesBack: In China, Sushma Swaraj speaks on "necessary" airstrikes

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is in China to attend a Russia-India-China (RIC) meeting, on Wednesday justified the Balakot airstrikes by saying the Indian Air Force was forced to take the route as Pakistan failed to act against homegrown terror.

Ajit Doval, Wang Yi hold India-China border talks

24 Nov 2018

Ajit Doval, Wang Yi hold India-China border talks

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held the 21st round of border talks in China's southwestern Sichuan province today.

China defends blocking move to list Azhar Masood as global-terrorist

29 Sep 2018

China defends blocking move to list Azhar Masood as global-terrorist

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has defended Beijing's repeated blockage of India's bids at the United Nations to list chief of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Azhar Masood as a global terrorist.

Won't be pushed around by US on trade, says China

29 Sep 2018

Won't be pushed around by US on trade, says China

China warned yesterday that its critical relationship with the US could break "like a glass," and used the UN General Assembly gathering of world leaders as the stage to warn Trump administration it wouldn't be pushed around on trade.

Xi to send top official to North Korea anniversary celebrations

05 Sep 2018

Xi to send top official to North Korea anniversary celebrations

Chinese President Xi Jinping will send a close ally to North Korea's 70th-anniversary celebrations, it was announced yesterday, following speculations he would use the occasion to make his first official Pyongyang trip.

American official in China suffers sonic attack; US issues health-alert

24 May 2018

American official in China suffers sonic attack; US issues health-alert

The US has issued a health alert to its employees in China after an official experienced a possible sonic attack and was later diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury.

Modi in China for informal-talks with Jinping, 'trust' on agenda

27 Apr 2018

Modi in China for informal-talks with Jinping, 'trust' on agenda

Indian PM Narendra Modi reached Wuhan yesterday for "informal" talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the outcome of which could impact a third of the global population.

Sushma Swaraj subtly slams Pakistan at SCO Foreign Ministers' meet

24 Apr 2018

Sushma Swaraj subtly slams Pakistan at SCO Foreign Ministers' meet

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj made a veiled attack on Pakistan today, saying the global anti-terrorism campaign should also identify States that "encourage, support and finance" terrorism and "provide sanctuary" to terror groups.

Sushma Swaraj asks Indians, Chinese to learn each other's language

23 Apr 2018

Sushma Swaraj asks Indians, Chinese to learn each other's language

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today asked Indians and Chinese to learn each other's language as it will help them overcome communication barriers, resulting in further strengthening the relationship between the two nations.

China, India agree to resume Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

23 Apr 2018

China, India agree to resume Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Ten months after suspension of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Delhi and Beijing have agreed to resume the pilgrimage during talks between Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

PM Modi visiting China to hold talks with President Xi

22 Apr 2018

PM Modi visiting China to hold talks with President Xi

PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a summit meeting in Wuhan city China April from April 27-28 to improve bilateral relations, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced today.