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The pups will now be trained for infantry patrol and anti-terrorist roles at the Bhanu training academy over the next few months.(AP)

Pups named after Ladakh fronts inducted into ITBP canine squad

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 06:37 PM IST
The puppies have been named after the various strategic geographical locations of the Ladakh sector where the ITBP is deployed as part of its primary task to guard the 3,488-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh performs ‘Shastra Puja’ at the Sukna Army Camp in Darjeeling on Sunday.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh performs ‘Shastra Puja’ at the Sukna Army Camp in Darjeeling on Sunday.

Want peace but won’t cede an inch: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 11:05 PM IST
Twenty Indian soldiers laid down their lives while valiantly fighting a group of Chinese troops in the Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh on June 15, an incident that had significantly escalated the border tension between the two countries.
An army convoy carrying military material on its way to Ladakh at Manali-Leh highway.(PTI File Photo)
An army convoy carrying military material on its way to Ladakh at Manali-Leh highway.(PTI File Photo)

1959 claim is wrong, but it punctures China’s theory: Experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 03:10 AM IST
China is attempting to justify its salami-slicing tactics by referring to the 1959 claim line, another senior Army officer added on condition of anonymity.
Riflemen were awarded medals for their outstanding performance during training.(HT Photo)
Riflemen were awarded medals for their outstanding performance during training.(HT Photo)

Amid Sino-India stand-off 131 young soldiers join Ladakh Scouts Regiment

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 12:08 AM IST
The soldiers, hailing from all regions of Ladakh, took an oath to serve the nation
The President also spoke about India being at the forefront in evolving regional and global strategies for an effective response to the Covid pandemic(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The President also spoke about India being at the forefront in evolving regional and global strategies for an effective response to the Covid pandemic(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

In message on I-Day eve, President hails Galwan heroes, Covid warriors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 05:49 AM IST
Though President Ram Nath Kovind did not name China, he slammed the neighbour’s “misadventure of expansion” at a time when the world needs to come together to fight against Covid-19, which he described as the “the greatest challenge before humanity”.
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the nation on the eve of 74th Independence Day in New Delhi.(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the nation on the eve of 74th Independence Day in New Delhi.(PTI)

Capable of giving befitting response to any aggression, says President

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 10:15 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind slammed the neighbour’s “misadventure of expansion” when the world needs to come together to fight against Covid, “the greatest challenge before humanity.

President pays tributes to Galwan bravehearts, hits out at ‘expansionist’ China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 10:41 PM IST
Kovind, the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, described the martyrs as “worthy sons of Bharat Mata” and cautioned that “their bravery in combat has demonstrated that while we believe in peace, we are also capable of giving a befitting response to any attempt of aggression.”
Military negotiations with China have hit a roadblock due to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s reluctance to vacate positions held by it in what New Delhi claims as Indian territory.(PTI)
Military negotiations with China have hit a roadblock due to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s reluctance to vacate positions held by it in what New Delhi claims as Indian territory.(PTI)

‘De-escalation may take longer, Army prepared’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 12:10 AM IST
Reversing the trust deficit created by the brutal clash at Galwan Valley will also be enormously hard, and it is expected to be an impediment to the disengagement and de-escalation processes, HT reported on July 3.
The bloody brawl between Chinese and Indian troops took place on June 15 in which both sides suffered casualties.(PTI)
The bloody brawl between Chinese and Indian troops took place on June 15 in which both sides suffered casualties.(PTI)

China denies burial to its soldiers killed in Galwan clash: Report

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 10:36 AM IST
Even after the one month of the incident, China has still not disclosed how many of its soldiers were killed in the incident.
External affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Saturday described the “disengagement and de-escalation” process with China as “work in progress”.(AFP)
External affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Saturday described the “disengagement and de-escalation” process with China as “work in progress”.(AFP)

No buffer zone on LAC, only suspended patrolling to avoid flareup on border

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Officials said the disengagement had been completed at Galwan with neither of the forces sitting on or next to the LAC.
S Jaishankar also emphasized that there is bipartisan consensus in the US to strengthen the relationship with India.
S Jaishankar also emphasized that there is bipartisan consensus in the US to strengthen the relationship with India.

Disengagement in progress: Jaishankar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 05:44 AM IST
A date for the meeting of senior military commanders next week is being worked out, and the situation on ground reveals a complete disengagement at Galwan with neither of the forces sitting on or next to the LAC.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the Indian troops during his visit to the forward post at Nimu in Ladakh(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the Indian troops during his visit to the forward post at Nimu in Ladakh(PTI)

How PM Modi called China’s bluff in Ladakh, writes Shishir Gupta

UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 11:45 AM IST
Xi Jinping is on an expansionist spree. But India has set the momentum for resistance. Others are joining in
An executive at the operator of the apps said on condition of anonymity that they had been given three weeks to respond to the questionnaire.(REUTERS)
An executive at the operator of the apps said on condition of anonymity that they had been given three weeks to respond to the questionnaire.(REUTERS)

Banned apps told to disclose location of centres, data collection method

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 01:35 AM IST
A questionnaire seeking the details was sent by the ministry to the parent companies of the apps on Wednesday so that more information can be collated as a follow-up to the ban, which came amid border tensions between India and China.
The early steps in disengagement came into effect soon after National Security Adviser Ajit Doval held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi over video call on Sunday(AP)
The early steps in disengagement came into effect soon after National Security Adviser Ajit Doval held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi over video call on Sunday(AP)

‘India on treasure hunt to find what happened in Galwan’: Chidambaram

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday that China had withdrawn up to 1.5 km from friction areas in Galwan Valley, Hot Springs and Gogra, and the Indian Army also pulled back proportionately
An Indian Army convoy moves along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer in Kashmir's Ganderbal district.(Reuters File Photo)
An Indian Army convoy moves along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer in Kashmir's Ganderbal district.(Reuters File Photo)

Analysts in Beijing link Doklam to Galwan, say India aggressor in both cases

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 11:47 AM IST
Not everyone, however, agrees to the Doklam link. This line of argument is also contrary to international perception, where Beijing is clearly viewed as the aggressor.
The move towards a partial de-escalation and disengagement at key friction points in the Ladakh sector of the LAC followed Doval and Wang’s phone conversation on Sunday.(Maxar Technologies via Reuters)
The move towards a partial de-escalation and disengagement at key friction points in the Ladakh sector of the LAC followed Doval and Wang’s phone conversation on Sunday.(Maxar Technologies via Reuters)

Troops have begun disengaging in Galwan: Chinese foreign ministry

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 01:45 AM IST
In an official statement issued Monday, China did not specifically mention whether its soldiers had begun to disengage from the Galwan Valley area in eastern Ladakh.
With a two-hour-long conversation between National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, there appears to be a degree of convergence between the two countries on the need to first disengage, and eventually de-escalate, from the current stand-off(AFP)
With a two-hour-long conversation between National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, there appears to be a degree of convergence between the two countries on the need to first disengage, and eventually de-escalate, from the current stand-off(AFP)

India must remain careful | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Disengagement is positive. But verify and be prepared
A politically astute Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah read the public mood and took urgent economic retaliatory steps against China.(Reuters File Photo)
A politically astute Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah read the public mood and took urgent economic retaliatory steps against China.(Reuters File Photo)

The Middle Kingdom’s rush of blood and the need for strong Indian deterrence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 05:15 PM IST
It was the supreme sacrifice of Col Santosh Babu and his men that woke up the Indian Army and Indian public against the Chinese aggression.
The Chinese foreign ministry did not elaborate on the details of the progress that were made in the past six days. (Photo @MFA_China
The Chinese foreign ministry did not elaborate on the details of the progress that were made in the past six days. (Photo @MFA_China

‘Progress on frontline troops to disengage’: China on talks with India

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The reaction from China came within hours of Indian media reporting that Chinese troops had agreed to move back around 1.5 km from the area of friction in the Galwan Valley.
Indian Air Force aircraft carrying out sorties in Leh on Friday. The air activity has gone up in the region after the stand-off with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) there.(ANI)
Indian Air Force aircraft carrying out sorties in Leh on Friday. The air activity has gone up in the region after the stand-off with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) there.(ANI)

‘To end LAC stand-off, China must stop erecting new structures’: Indian envoy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 09:44 PM IST
China should stop creating obstructions and hindrances in normal patrolling of Indian troops, said New Delhi’s China envoy.
The editorial added that the Bharatiya Janata Party, the main opposition party in Maharashtra, is also practising such politics.(ANI)
The editorial added that the Bharatiya Janata Party, the main opposition party in Maharashtra, is also practising such politics.(ANI)

Shiv Sena slams Modi for using Indian Army valour in Galwan for Bihar polls

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 01:47 PM IST
PM Modi had praised the Bihar Regiment, which was involved in the violent face-off of June 15 that left 20 Indian soldiers dead, and said its valour would make every Bihari proud.
Indian fighter jets roared over a flashpoint Himalayan region on June 24 as part of a show of strength.(AFP)
Indian fighter jets roared over a flashpoint Himalayan region on June 24 as part of a show of strength.(AFP)

China amassing troops along LAC since May violating all norms, says India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 11:52 PM IST
New Delhi reiterated that it has been patrolling in Galwan Valley for a long time, and has never attempted to change the status quo.
File photo: Congress party leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram.(AP)
File photo: Congress party leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram.(AP)

‘China reasserts claim to Galwan, extraordinary demand!’ Chidambaram’s jibe at Centre over India-China border row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 11:46 AM IST
“People are watching if the Modi government will succeed in restoring the status quo ante,” Chidambaram tweeted.
India and China have been locked in a stand-off along the LAC since early May and on June 15 a violent face-off between the two armies led to 20 India soldiers being killed in the line of duty. (Photo @rammadhavbjp)
India and China have been locked in a stand-off along the LAC since early May and on June 15 a violent face-off between the two armies led to 20 India soldiers being killed in the line of duty. (Photo @rammadhavbjp)

‘Engaging diplomatically, but aggressive on ground’: Ram Madhav on China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 01:39 AM IST
Ram Madhav asserted that New Delhi’s priority will remain defending its territory.
While the Indian army lost 20 soldiers during the June 15 violent clash, Beijing has not revealed the casualty figures.(AFP)
While the Indian army lost 20 soldiers during the June 15 violent clash, Beijing has not revealed the casualty figures.(AFP)

China finally admits casualties in Galwan clash, claims ‘numbers not very high’

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 01:00 PM IST
He Xiangqi, deputy director general of boundary and ocean affairs, said the reason for not revealing the casualty numbers is because Beijing does not want to stir up sentiments.
This is Naravane’s second visit to Leh, the headquarters of 14 Corps, since border tensions with China erupted last month. He earlier visited the area on May 22.(PTI photo)
This is Naravane’s second visit to Leh, the headquarters of 14 Corps, since border tensions with China erupted last month. He earlier visited the area on May 22.(PTI photo)

Army chief checks on troops injured in Galwan face-off

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 04:14 AM IST
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday met soldiers injured in the clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley during a visit to review the security situation in the sensitive sector, two officers said.
While the Indian Army lost 20 soldiers during the violent clash on the night of June 15, China has so far refused to reveal details of the casualties suffered by the PLA. (Photo @MFA_China)
While the Indian Army lost 20 soldiers during the violent clash on the night of June 15, China has so far refused to reveal details of the casualties suffered by the PLA. (Photo @MFA_China)

‘For sure it’s fake news’: China official on losing 40 soldiers in Ladakh

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 03:31 PM IST
While denying the reports on PLA casualties, the Chinese foreign ministry said Indian and Chinese militaries held a meeting on June 22 to resolve the ongoing tension through talks.
In the absence of any boundary settlement, both sides have come face-to-face several times resulting in clashes, with recent ones being in 2013 at Depsang, Demchok and Chumar in eastern Ladakh(PTI)
In the absence of any boundary settlement, both sides have come face-to-face several times resulting in clashes, with recent ones being in 2013 at Depsang, Demchok and Chumar in eastern Ladakh(PTI)

Defending a historically undefined border line | Opinion

By PJS Pannu
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 07:19 PM IST
China’s decision to erect tents at a sensitive point in Galwan on LAC was unjustified and unacceptable
PM Modi’s comment at the all-party meet were picked up by China’s Global Times as also by other media outlets and shared widely on social media, according to a report shared by Rahul Gandhi. (Videograb)
PM Modi’s comment at the all-party meet were picked up by China’s Global Times as also by other media outlets and shared widely on social media, according to a report shared by Rahul Gandhi. (Videograb)

Rahul Gandhi asks why is China praising PM Modi amid border conflict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been stepping up his attack against the government over the deadly clash with China that killed 20 Indian soldiers.
File photo: Indian paramilitary soldiers keep guard as Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, north-east of Srinagar, India,(AP)
File photo: Indian paramilitary soldiers keep guard as Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, north-east of Srinagar, India,(AP)

In Defence minister’s meet on Ladakh face-off, top military brass told to ensure ‘strict vigil’ on China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 03:12 PM IST
The Armed forces have been given full freedom to deal with any aggressive behaviour by China’s PLA along the LAC.
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