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Disengagement of rival troops and weaponry from the Pangong Tso sector took place more than five months later after the ninth round of military talks.(AP)
Disengagement of rival troops and weaponry from the Pangong Tso sector took place more than five months later after the ninth round of military talks.(AP)

Army’s lightning takeover gave India heft in LAC talks

By Rahul Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2021 01:58 AM IST
  • The Indian Army occupied a series of strategic heights to prevent the PLA from grabbing Indian territory on the southern bank of Pangong Tso in a stealthy midnight move on August 29, 2020.
Chinese President and Chairman of Central Military Commission Xi Jinping's visit to Nyingchi on July 23 will spur the PLA to be more active on the Arunachal Pradesh LAC.
Chinese President and Chairman of Central Military Commission Xi Jinping's visit to Nyingchi on July 23 will spur the PLA to be more active on the Arunachal Pradesh LAC.

India prepared for long haul with China over Ladakh

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 11:04 AM IST
The 12th senior military commanders meeting on July 31 made incremental progress on resolution of Gogra-Hot Springs with PLA increasing its activities in the eastern sector.
This undated handout photograph released by the Indian Army on February 16, 2021, shows People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers and tanks during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the India-China border in Ladakh. (Photo by MINISTRY OF DEFENCE)
This undated handout photograph released by the Indian Army on February 16, 2021, shows People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers and tanks during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the India-China border in Ladakh. (Photo by MINISTRY OF DEFENCE)

Hotline set up between Indian, Chinese armies in eastern sector

By Rahul Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2021 09:20 PM IST
The hotline has been established between commanders of the Indian Army at Kongra La in North Sikkim and the PLA at Khamba Dzong in Tibetan Autonomous Region.
The Union minister invited the two former defence ministers to South Block where the meeting lasted at least 75 minutes. The meeting was also attended by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Army Chief Gen MM Naravane.(PTI)
The Union minister invited the two former defence ministers to South Block where the meeting lasted at least 75 minutes. The meeting was also attended by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Army Chief Gen MM Naravane.(PTI)

Rajnath holds ‘informal’ talks on border situation with Sharad Pawar, AK Antony

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2021 07:49 AM IST
Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held an “informal” interaction with Congress leader AK Antony and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on the border situation with China and Pakistan, and also the current scenario in Afghanistan
A statement by the Chinese foreign minitry said specific time and arrangements for the next round of military talks will be determined through the “border hotline as soon as possible”. (Twitter)
A statement by the Chinese foreign minitry said specific time and arrangements for the next round of military talks will be determined through the “border hotline as soon as possible”. (Twitter)

At India-China meet, a push to hold early meeting of military commanders

PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2021 09:13 PM IST
India and China haven’t made any headway on disengagement and de-escalation at other friction points along the LAC such as Depsang, Gogra and Hot Springs despite several rounds of talks.
China proposed to create a buffer zone along the LAC after May 2020 transgressions in Ladakh.
China proposed to create a buffer zone along the LAC after May 2020 transgressions in Ladakh.

PLA silent on reference points on LAC for buffer zones

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 09:02 AM IST
Indian Army has a geographical and time disadvantage on Ladakh LAC as the PLA has positions on flat Tibetan plateau which are connected by black top roads while Indian troops are on unmotorable and glaciated high mountain terrain.
The A330 can not only operate with load in thin atmosphere of Ladakh and beyond but also supply fuel to Indian fighters at Himalayan heights with combat radius of 1800 km and 50 tonnes of fuel for four hours.(Representational photo)
The A330 can not only operate with load in thin atmosphere of Ladakh and beyond but also supply fuel to Indian fighters at Himalayan heights with combat radius of 1800 km and 50 tonnes of fuel for four hours.(Representational photo)

IAF set to lease A330 mid-air refueller from France for training

PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 09:05 AM IST
The A330 refuellers of France and UAE air force have been used to ferry as many as 17 Rafale omni-role fighters to India from Merignac-Bordeaux air base since July 2020. Another seven fighters are due to arrive in India in May
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Mukund Naravane. (ANI Photo)
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Mukund Naravane. (ANI Photo)

Need to resolve legacy issues through dialogue, not unilateral actions: Naravane

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 11:29 PM IST
Speaking on 'Geopolitics of Indo-Pacific Region' during the 'Chief of Army Symposium 2021' organised by the Australian Army, Gen Naravane also said there have been "positive developments" along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.
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Rajnath hails ‘timely response’ of IAF during Ladakh standoff

PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 11:29 PM IST
NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked the Indian Air Force’s top brass to draw long-term plans and strategies for capability enhancement to counter future threats
The 11th round of talks between corps commander-ranked officers was expected to focus on outstanding problems with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang. (AP Photo)
The 11th round of talks between corps commander-ranked officers was expected to focus on outstanding problems with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang. (AP Photo)

India, China to resolve outstanding LAC issues in ‘expeditious manner’: MEA

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 07:16 PM IST
India and China have been locked in a standoff for more than 11 months and are currently negotiating a withdrawal of troops and weapons from friction points on the disputed border.
The maiden edition of Iron Fist was held in 2013. In picture - Indian Air Force's Apache helicopter is seen in the Ladakh region.(Reuters)
The maiden edition of Iron Fist was held in 2013. In picture - Indian Air Force's Apache helicopter is seen in the Ladakh region.(Reuters)

After Ladakh standoff, IAF defers mega drill to conserve flying hours

By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 03:41 AM IST
IAF’s biggest exercise Iron Fist, held every three years to showcase India’s air power, was supposed to be held at Rajasthan’s Pokhran test facility this month but it has been removed from the air force’s training schedule for the current year.
FILE- In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, Indian army trucks drive near Pangong Tso lake near the India China border in India's Ladakh area. The Indian army said Saturday, Jan. 9, 2020, that it has apprehended a Chinese soldier in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed mountain border. An army statement said the Chinese soldier was taken into custody on Friday for transgressing into the Indian side in area South of Pangong Tso lake. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)(AP)
FILE- In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, Indian army trucks drive near Pangong Tso lake near the India China border in India's Ladakh area. The Indian army said Saturday, Jan. 9, 2020, that it has apprehended a Chinese soldier in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed mountain border. An army statement said the Chinese soldier was taken into custody on Friday for transgressing into the Indian side in area South of Pangong Tso lake. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)(AP)

India, China will continue talks to resolve remaining issues along LAC: Govt

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2021 07:56 AM IST
The border standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies erupted on May 5 following a violent clash in the Pangong lake areas and both sides gradually enhanced their deployment.
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala (HT File Photo)
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala (HT File Photo)

Congress questions PM Modi on top US commander’s remarks on China

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 06:29 PM IST
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala had questions for Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Admiral Philip S. Davidson told US lawmakers that China still hasn’t withdrawn from ‘several positions seized’ after clashes with India in eastern Ladakh.
An undated photo released by the Indian Army on February 16, 2021 shows PLA soldiers during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the India-China border in Ladakh. (AFP)
An undated photo released by the Indian Army on February 16, 2021 shows PLA soldiers during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the India-China border in Ladakh. (AFP)

'Ensure disengagement at other friction points on LAC': India tells China again

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:07 PM IST
  • Following an agreement last month on pulling back frontline troops along with armoured vehicles and artillery from strategic heights around Pangong Lake, the two sides have been unable to make progress on disengagement at other friction points such as Depsang, Hot Springs and Gogra.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met for nearly two hours on the sidelines of the SCO meet in Russia last year. (PTI)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met for nearly two hours on the sidelines of the SCO meet in Russia last year. (PTI)

Border dispute objective reality, should be put at right position in ties: China

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 07:45 AM IST
  • The phone call was the first formal contact between Jaishankar and Wang since they met on the margins of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting in Moscow on September 10 last year.
Commuters at Kurla railway station after Central Railways resumed local train service for essential staff. (HT file)
Commuters at Kurla railway station after Central Railways resumed local train service for essential staff. (HT file)

News updates from HT: Railways ministry clarifies fare hike and all latest news

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:51 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei apprehends PLA soldiers in this photo shared by Union minister Kiren Rijiju. (@47IndianArmy/@KirenRijiju/Twitter)
Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei apprehends PLA soldiers in this photo shared by Union minister Kiren Rijiju. (@47IndianArmy/@KirenRijiju/Twitter)

Kiren Rijiju, Manipur CM hail Captain Rangnamei for bravery at Galwan valley

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 04:18 PM IST
  • Both Rijiju and Singh praised the army captain for his bravery. Captain Rangnamei hails from Senapati district in Manipur.
A handout photo released by Indian Army on February 16, 2021 shows the disengagement process between Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army from a contested area in Ladakh region.(Reuters Photo )
A handout photo released by Indian Army on February 16, 2021 shows the disengagement process between Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army from a contested area in Ladakh region.(Reuters Photo )

At 16-hour meet, India, China discuss further disengagement in eastern Ladakh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:55 AM IST
The 10th round of military dialogue comes a day after the Indian Army and China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Friday completed the disengagement process at the tense Pangong Tso sector of Ladakh.
According to South Block sources, the solid propelled anti-tank weapon with a range of over seven kilometres was tested for the past five days.
According to South Block sources, the solid propelled anti-tank weapon with a range of over seven kilometres was tested for the past five days.

HELINA missile strikes 5 out 5, ready for induction

PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 01:02 PM IST
The friction with PLA in east Ladakh has dawned an era of long-range standoff weapons like HELINA missile as conventional warfighting has reached another level.
After a nine-month standoff, the two militaries reached the agreement on disengagement in the north and south banks of Pangong lake. (AP Photo)
After a nine-month standoff, the two militaries reached the agreement on disengagement in the north and south banks of Pangong lake. (AP Photo)

India, China to hold 10th round of talks tomorrow, discuss other friction points

UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 02:12 PM IST
The border standoff between the Indian Army and PLA erupted on May 5 last year after a violent clash in the Pangong Lake areas.
China and India are pulling back front-line troops from disputed portions of their mountain border where they have been in a standoff for months. Both countries say the troops began the disengagement on February 10 at the southern and northern banks of Pangong Lake in the Ladakh region. (Indian Army via AP)
China and India are pulling back front-line troops from disputed portions of their mountain border where they have been in a standoff for months. Both countries say the troops began the disengagement on February 10 at the southern and northern banks of Pangong Lake in the Ladakh region. (Indian Army via AP)

Disengagement in eastern Ladakh’s Pangong Tso in full swing, may be over soon

UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 02:21 AM IST
  • Disengagement between rival soldiers deployed on heights on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso began on February 10. The process is likely to be over by the weekend. Senior commanders of the two armies are likely to meet next week to discuss disengagement at other friction points.
Former defence minister AK Antony is seen in this file photo..(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Former defence minister AK Antony is seen in this file photo..(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Surrender to China: Antony on disengagement in areas of eastern Ladakh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 10:15 PM IST
The Congress leader’s comments come after defence minister Rajnath Singh announced the disengagement agreement on the north and west bank of Pangong Lake in Ladakh with China.
In this file photo taken on July 4, 2020 Indian army soldiers drive vehicles along mountainous roads as they take part in a military exercise at Thikse in Leh district of the union territory of Ladakh. (AFP)
In this file photo taken on July 4, 2020 Indian army soldiers drive vehicles along mountainous roads as they take part in a military exercise at Thikse in Leh district of the union territory of Ladakh. (AFP)

India has not conceded any territory to China along LAC, says defence ministry

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 06:25 PM IST
The ministry also asserted that India has persistently maintained the right to patrol up to Finger 8, including in the current understanding with China.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the media at party HQ in New Delhi.(ANI File Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the media at party HQ in New Delhi.(ANI File Photo)

‘This isn’t give and take’: Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi over China border pact

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 10:56 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi’s sharp attack on the government comes a day after defence minister Rajnath Singh briefed Parliament about the agreement between the Indian Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army.
By Thursday, PLA had withdrawn more 200 main battle tanks from the south banks of Pangong Tso. (ANI Photo )
By Thursday, PLA had withdrawn more 200 main battle tanks from the south banks of Pangong Tso. (ANI Photo )

China surprises India with its speed, moves out 200+ tanks from Pangong Tso

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 11:01 AM IST
The outcome was achieved after India stood firm on its position in east Ladakh and its aim of not conceding any territory.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh also praised India’s armed forces for their “valour and courage”.(ANI )
Defence minister Rajnath Singh also praised India’s armed forces for their “valour and courage”.(ANI )

LAC disengagement in phased manner, coordinated and verified way: Rajnath Singh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 05:32 PM IST
India and China had agreed to push for an early disengagement of the troops in eastern Ladakh during the ninth round of the corps commander Level meeting held on January 24.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses a seminar during the Aero India in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses a seminar during the Aero India in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI)

Rajnath Singh to speak on 'present situation in Eastern Ladakh' in LS today

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 04:58 PM IST
Earlier today, the Defence Minister informed the Rajya Sabha that through sustained talks, both Indian and China have reached an agreement for disengagement on the north and south bank of Pangong Lake.
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