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The India China border standoff has continued for more than seven months.(ANI)

China’s new road cuts travel time to Karakoram Pass, raises red flags in Delhi

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 01:48 PM IST
Chinese infrastructure building activity has also increased in depth areas with a new logistics depot coming up at Golmud, 1,000 km from the Line of Actual Control, that will have an underground petroleum and oil storage facility.
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India has ordered Wikipedia to remove a map that incorrectly depicts Aksai Chin in China. The communication was sent on November 27(AFP)
India has ordered Wikipedia to remove a map that incorrectly depicts Aksai Chin in China. The communication was sent on November 27(AFP)

India orders Wikipedia to delete map that shows Aksai Chin in China

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:43 PM IST
The government had earlier severely criticised Twitter over a similar map issue — the geotag for Leh showed it as a part of China.
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A cyclist rides through smog post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi.(PTI)
A cyclist rides through smog post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: After a short breather, pollution levels rise in Delhi and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 08:57 AM IST
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An Indian army banner post is seen on the road to Pangong Lake near to Leh, Ladakh.(Getty Images)
An Indian army banner post is seen on the road to Pangong Lake near to Leh, Ladakh.(Getty Images)

China draws up a peace plan on Ladakh. India sees right through it

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Army finds PLA’s condition that India should only patrol till Finger 3 of Pangong Tso unacceptable as it means that Finger 4 will become part of occupied Aksai Chin
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The Indian Air Force has deployed the Brahmos missile in sufficient numbers with the option to deliver the stand-off weapon from a Su-30 MKI fighter(Brahmos.com)
The Indian Air Force has deployed the Brahmos missile in sufficient numbers with the option to deliver the stand-off weapon from a Su-30 MKI fighter(Brahmos.com)

Brahmos, Akash and Nirbhay: India rolls out its missiles to counter Chinese threat

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 01:18 PM IST
India-China standoff: India’s main stay in the stand-off weapons is the Brahmos air-to-air and air-to-surface cruise missile with its 300 kilogramme warhead
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While China wants India to normalize diplomatic relations on an as-is-where-is basis, the Modi government firmly believes that anything short of status quo ante in Ladakh sector is unacceptable with a cost attached to it.(AFP photo)
While China wants India to normalize diplomatic relations on an as-is-where-is basis, the Modi government firmly believes that anything short of status quo ante in Ladakh sector is unacceptable with a cost attached to it.(AFP photo)

India may take fresh action on China on economy front

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 08:44 AM IST
The apex China Study Group met on Monday to discuss the PLA action on the ground in Ladakh and its military posture in occupied Aksai Chin region of Tibet.
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The PLA is sitting on green top of finger four feature on Pangong Tso.(AP photo)
The PLA is sitting on green top of finger four feature on Pangong Tso.(AP photo)

India not to give in to any PLA demand over disengagement. Restore status quo ante is the mantra

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 06:24 PM IST
Despite a number of meetings at both military and diplomatic level, the Xi Jinping regime is adamant on its positions and posture on LAC with all dialogues showing hardly any progress.
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Given India’s deprivation, the overwhelming poverty, the inequalities that permeated every sphere, Independence had to mean socioeconomic justice.(ARVIND YADAV/HT PHOTO)
Given India’s deprivation, the overwhelming poverty, the inequalities that permeated every sphere, Independence had to mean socioeconomic justice.(ARVIND YADAV/HT PHOTO)

India an unprecedented story of success, but challenges remain

By Prashant Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Foreign observers were sceptical about India’s ability to remain free and united, especially given its diversity and internal lack of political and administrative coherence.
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A Rafale fighter jet lands at the Air Force Station in Ambala on July 29 this year.(AP Photo)
A Rafale fighter jet lands at the Air Force Station in Ambala on July 29 this year.(AP Photo)

Rafales practising night-flying in Himachal Pradesh

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:14 AM IST
The Rafales, based in Ambala, are understood to be practising night flying in the mountainous terrain of Himachal Pradesh so that the Golden Arrows squadron, with its Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missiles and SCALP air-to-ground standoff weapons will be ready if the situation deteriorates on the LAC.
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A fully-loaded Rafale jet takes off on a test flight(Photo courtesy: Dassault Aviation/File photo)
A fully-loaded Rafale jet takes off on a test flight(Photo courtesy: Dassault Aviation/File photo)

Indian Rafales practise mountain night flying for Ladakh in Himachal Pradesh

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 08:46 AM IST
The first batch of Rafale fighter jets inducted in Indian Air Force’s Golden Arrows squadron are ‘fully operational’.
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Members of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party march in front of India Gate monument in New Delhi, India, holding candles as tributes to Indian soldiers killed during confrontation with Chinese soldiers in the Ladakh region.(AP)
Members of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party march in front of India Gate monument in New Delhi, India, holding candles as tributes to Indian soldiers killed during confrontation with Chinese soldiers in the Ladakh region.(AP)

‘A dark hour’: Experts predict shake-up in India-China ties

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 09:41 AM IST
While emphasising that the most important thing now for India was to secure de-escalation along the entire front and a restoration of the status quo ante, Tellis underlined that China-India relations could not go back to the old normal.
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Activists of Bajrang Dal and Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) organisations burn Chinese flags and posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping, during an anti-China protest in Amritsar on June 17, 2020.(AFP)
Activists of Bajrang Dal and Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) organisations burn Chinese flags and posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping, during an anti-China protest in Amritsar on June 17, 2020.(AFP)

The message is clear: China pressing forward to create new buffer zones

By Kunal Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 04:04 AM IST
The trend is clear: China is moving forward into territory where it has neither been a disputant nor does it have high stakes. But since the economic and military gap between the two Asian giants have widened, China is pressing forward to create new buffer zones.
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India and China have an unresolved border dispute that has cast a shadow on ties for decades.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
India and China have an unresolved border dispute that has cast a shadow on ties for decades.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

India building defence facilities in Galwan Valley region of Aksai Chin: Chinese media

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Protracted rounds of negotiations have failed to resolve the 3488 km long border dispute between the two neighbours.Troops from the two countries had clashed at the Galwan Valley region ahead of the 1962 war.
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A map of India with Kolkata mayor’s Republic Day message was allegedly distorted by hackers.(Courtesy:Twitter/@FirhadHakim)
A map of India with Kolkata mayor’s Republic Day message was allegedly distorted by hackers.(Courtesy:Twitter/@FirhadHakim)

BJP jabs TMC for India map sans PoK, Aksai Chin, mayor alleges hacking

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 01:16 AM IST
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation authorities later removed the photo and the mayor’s message after criticism from the Bengal BJP.
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Though Beijing hadn’t immediately responded to the decisions, it had been expected to do so soon enough. For one, because its close and strategic ally Pakistan is deeply invested in Kashmir. Besides, parts of the disputed Sino-India border in Aksai Chin lie in Ladakh.(Bloomberg)
Though Beijing hadn’t immediately responded to the decisions, it had been expected to do so soon enough. For one, because its close and strategic ally Pakistan is deeply invested in Kashmir. Besides, parts of the disputed Sino-India border in Aksai Chin lie in Ladakh.(Bloomberg)

China calls UT status for Ladakh ‘unacceptable’, triggers India’s sharp response

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 11:15 PM IST
Beijing’s strong response comes a day after the BJP-led Indian government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and bifurcated the state into two union territories of J&K and Ladakh.
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Right next to the standoff site, located at the plateau’s southwestern corner, China has built military fortifications and facilities overlooking Indian positions. Yet there is no debate in India on how Doklam was lost(AFP)
Right next to the standoff site, located at the plateau’s southwestern corner, China has built military fortifications and facilities overlooking Indian positions. Yet there is no debate in India on how Doklam was lost(AFP)

Doklam standoff anniversary: Will China repeat an Aksai Chin?

By Brahma Chellaney
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 01:05 PM IST
Like how it occupied Aksai Chin in the 1950s and what it is doing in the South China Sea, China is slowly altering the landscape at the Doklam Plateau in its favour
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