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The nearly five-minute video captured glimpses of the lives of the troops deployed along Ladakh.(ANI file photo)

Indian Army releases video song on 1st anniversary of Galwan clash

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 08:13 AM IST
  • Sung by singer Hariharan, the song titled 'Galwan ke Veer' highlights the valour of the Indian soldiers guarding the Galwan and says the "heroes" had risen to the occasion when challenged on the mountains.
The ministry said India and China should not make the differences on the boundary dictate overall bilateral ties.(ANI file photo for representation)
The ministry said India and China should not make the differences on the boundary dictate overall bilateral ties.(ANI file photo for representation)

Don’t be suspicious, China tells India on Galwan anniversary

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 12:18 AM IST
New Delhi has repeatedly dismissed Beijing’s attempts to blame India for the ongoing border tension in eastern Ladakh, saying China’s People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) troops illegally trespassed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) last year in May.
Galwan heroes remembered on first anniversary of violent clash
Galwan heroes remembered on first anniversary of violent clash

Galwan heroes remembered on first anniversary of violent clash

By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2021 06:16 PM IST
On June 15, 2020, 20 Indian soldiers laid down their lives defending the country in face of Chinese aggression.
Lt Colonel B Santosh Babu and 19 other soldiers of the Indian Army lost their lives in the Galwan Valley clash on June 15, 2020.(PTI Photo)
Lt Colonel B Santosh Babu and 19 other soldiers of the Indian Army lost their lives in the Galwan Valley clash on June 15, 2020.(PTI Photo)

PLA de-escalation at Gogra area stuck a year after bloody Galwan skirmish

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 12:44 PM IST
The entire disengagement and de-escalation process is in a limbo with the PLA dragging its feet on the resolution of Gogra Hot Springs area.
Satellite image shows close up view of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley. (File photo)(Reuters)
Satellite image shows close up view of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley. (File photo)(Reuters)

Trust deficit remains a year after Galwan clash

By Rahul Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2021 01:51 AM IST
India and China have been locked in a standoff in the Ladakh sector for over a year, and are currently negotiating a withdrawal of troops and weapons from friction points on the disputed border.
The Indian Army has also strengthened its deployments in Ladakh as well as the entire Line of Actual Control (LAC) as it has now deployed an additional strike corps to tackle the China border.(ANI)
The Indian Army has also strengthened its deployments in Ladakh as well as the entire Line of Actual Control (LAC) as it has now deployed an additional strike corps to tackle the China border.(ANI)

One year post Galwan, Indian forces deeply entrenched along LAC

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 10:17 PM IST
The strengthening of positions has taken place at all levels in the armed forces including both the Indian Army and Air Force.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (ANI file)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (ANI file)

News updates from HT: UP BJP holds review meeting and all the latest news

PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 04:55 PM IST
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After a promising start in the Pangong Tso area, the disengagement process between the two armies has hit a wall as a result of PLA’s reluctance to pull back its forward deployed troops from Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang, and restore the status quo ante of April 2020.(AFP)
After a promising start in the Pangong Tso area, the disengagement process between the two armies has hit a wall as a result of PLA’s reluctance to pull back its forward deployed troops from Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang, and restore the status quo ante of April 2020.(AFP)

PLA can employ troops in forward areas at short notice, says army chief Naravane

By Rahul Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • Both armies have 50,000-60,000 troops each in the Ladakh theatre, and deployments haven’t thinned after the disengagement in Pangong Tso, Naravane said.
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.
In this image taken from video footage run on February 19, 2021 by China's CCTV via AP Video, PLA regimental commander Qi Fabao (left) talks with members of the Indian military as Indian and Chinese troops face off in the Galwan Valley on the disputed border between China and India, on June 15, 2020. (AP)
In this image taken from video footage run on February 19, 2021 by China's CCTV via AP Video, PLA regimental commander Qi Fabao (left) talks with members of the Indian military as Indian and Chinese troops face off in the Galwan Valley on the disputed border between China and India, on June 15, 2020. (AP)

Day after PLA deaths are announced, hate messages target Indian embassy

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 02:00 AM IST
Thousands of abusive messages targeted the Indian embassy’s Weibo account since information about four soldiers being killed in the Galwan Valley clash was published in the PLA Daily newspaper on Friday
Chinese People Liberation Army tanks seen moving towards rear areas as disengagement process continues in Eastern Ladakh. (Indian Army Northern Command/Rahul Singh)
Chinese People Liberation Army tanks seen moving towards rear areas as disengagement process continues in Eastern Ladakh. (Indian Army Northern Command/Rahul Singh)

In Pictures: Army shares pictures of PLA’s disengagement process

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 03:37 PM IST
  • The Army shared pictures of tanks and convoys of light armored vehicles moving with soldiers and equipment towards the rear areas as part of the disengagement process.
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)

Parliamentary panel on defence to visit Galwan Valley, Pangong lake

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 02:26 PM IST
The 30-member committee, chaired by senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Jual Oram and of which Rahul Gandhi is also a member, wishes to visit the eastern Ladakh region in the last week of May or in June.
Owaisi hoped that during his reply to the debate, PM Modi will blame China for its actions against India.(PTI File)
Owaisi hoped that during his reply to the debate, PM Modi will blame China for its actions against India.(PTI File)

Treatment meted out to farmers should be extended to Chinese aggressors: Owaisi

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 11:18 PM IST
Owaisi said the "infrastructure" that should have been created at the borders to check Chinese troops was erected at Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders to prevent farmers from entering Delhi.
For the Ladakh crisis to be the trigger for effective reform, therefore, civilian buy-in is key. The second Modi term began with the big-bang CDS reform, which, however, needs to be sustained with further steps. (ANI)
For the Ladakh crisis to be the trigger for effective reform, therefore, civilian buy-in is key. The second Modi term began with the big-bang CDS reform, which, however, needs to be sustained with further steps. (ANI)

Use the Ladakh crisis as an opportunity

By Anit Mukherjee
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 06:33 AM IST
Civilians need to focus, laser-like, perhaps by creating a Defence Reforms Unit nested within the National Security Council, to push the military to adopt necessarily painful organisational reforms.
A Chinese soldier stands guard on the Chinese side of the Naku La border crossing between India and China.(AFP File)
A Chinese soldier stands guard on the Chinese side of the Naku La border crossing between India and China.(AFP File)

Troops come to blows in India-China face-off

By Rahul Singh, Rezaul H Laskar, Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:22 AM IST
  • The latest incident took place at Naku La area, which is at a height of over 5,000 metres, on January 20, when Chinese soldiers attempted to intrude into the Indian territory.
ITBP personnel on the banks of Pangong Tso, in Ladakh(PTI Photo)
ITBP personnel on the banks of Pangong Tso, in Ladakh(PTI Photo)

India, China to hold ninth round of corps commander level talks tomorrow

By Rahul Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:12 PM IST
India, China to hold ninth round of corps commander level talks over Ladakh standoff tomorrow.
Rep. John Ratcliffe said that China dominates the rest of the world ‘economically, militarily and technologically.’(REUTERS)
Rep. John Ratcliffe said that China dominates the rest of the world ‘economically, militarily and technologically.’(REUTERS)

China top threat to US, free world since World War II, says outgoing intelligence director Ratcliffe

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:49 PM IST
In Beijing, foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying dismissed the editorial as a further move to spread “false information, political viruses and lies” in hopes of damaging China’s reputation and China-US relations.
Vice Admiral AK Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command (SNC), presents Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) to Rear Admiral Tarun Sobti during Naval Investiture ceremony, in Kochi.(PTI)
Vice Admiral AK Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command (SNC), presents Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) to Rear Admiral Tarun Sobti during Naval Investiture ceremony, in Kochi.(PTI)

Indian Navy ensured deterrence against any misadventure by PLA navy: Vice Admiral Chawla

Kochi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 05:48 PM IST
The vice admiral was responding to a query on whether there was a clamour for India to assert itself in seas during the tense border standoff in eastern Ladakh involving the troops of the two countries.
Maxar WorldView-3 satellite image shows close up view of the LAC border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley.(File photo)
Maxar WorldView-3 satellite image shows close up view of the LAC border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley.(File photo)

China ‘planned’ Galwan Valley clash, US commission says in report to Congress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 09:12 PM IST
The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission described the nearly eight-month-long India-China standoff along the LAC as the “most severe border crisis in decades”
Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden the founder of the militant terrorist organisation al-Qaeda, was killed by US security forces in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Pakistan had long denied his presence in the country.(AP)
Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden the founder of the militant terrorist organisation al-Qaeda, was killed by US security forces in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Pakistan had long denied his presence in the country.(AP)

‘Remember Abbottabad’: India slams Pak for presenting ‘dossier of lies’ at UN

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:13 AM IST
Pakistan has given to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a dossier accusing India of ‘stoking’ terrorism in Pakistan.
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval flew down to Srinagar in August 2019 to reach out to people and security personnel after Parliament scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.(Sourced)
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval flew down to Srinagar in August 2019 to reach out to people and security personnel after Parliament scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.(Sourced)

Pak’s million mutinies, ghosts and Doval’s doctrine of ‘defensive offence’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:20 PM IST
Indian spooks have succeeded spectacularly in Pakistan by not only engineering the greatest intelligence coup of the century.
Ladakh, Sep 16 (ANI): Indian Army troops during a mock drill practice, in Leh on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Ladakh, Sep 16 (ANI): Indian Army troops during a mock drill practice, in Leh on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Indian Army, PLA consider scaling up disengagement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 11:15 AM IST
The highlights of the proposal include both armies retreating from their current positions in Finger Area on the northern bank of Pangong Tso
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar after a joint news conference with India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, following their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar after a joint news conference with India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, following their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

US stands with India, says Mike Pompeo; cites killing of Indian soldiers in Galwan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 03:25 PM IST
“The US will stand with India as they confront threats to their sovereignty, liberty,” Pompeo said while issuing a joint statement after the 2+2 India-US Ministerial Dialogue.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering at Hisua in Bihar’s Nawada district in this file photo. Gandhi on Sunday took a swipe at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over his comments on China.(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering at Hisua in Bihar’s Nawada district in this file photo. Gandhi on Sunday took a swipe at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over his comments on China.(PTI Photo)

Mohan Bhagwat knows the truth, just scared: Rahul Gandhi’s jibe at RSS chief’s China comments

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Bhagwat said in his speech in an indoor event, which was attended by 50 swayamsevaks due to Covid-19 guidelines, that India needs to be better than China in terms of military preparedness, adding the world is aware of that country’s expansionist designs.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah lashed out at Rahul Gandhi for trying to educate the government on how to tackle with PLA’s threat in eastern Ladakh.(PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah lashed out at Rahul Gandhi for trying to educate the government on how to tackle with PLA’s threat in eastern Ladakh.(PTI)

‘In 1962, then-PM had already said ‘Bye Bye Assam’: Amit Shah on Rahul Gandhi’s ‘driving out the Chinese in 15 mins’ claim

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 07:19 AM IST
Gandhi had said on October 7, “China would not dare to take a step inside our territory, if we were in power, we would have evicted and thrown out China and it would not have taken 15 minutes to do so.”
The presence of high attitude passes en-route to north and south banks of Pangong Tso on Ladakh rules out any withdrawal of Indian armoured units from the contested points.(File photo)
The presence of high attitude passes en-route to north and south banks of Pangong Tso on Ladakh rules out any withdrawal of Indian armoured units from the contested points.(File photo)

India-China prepare for 8th round of military commanders’ talks next week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 12:45 PM IST
According to senior officials, India and China are not impatient over a resolution on the friction points but have decided to keep the dialogue channels open at both military commander and diplomatic levels.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a meeting in Tokyo, Japan.(REUTERS)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a meeting in Tokyo, Japan.(REUTERS)

‘Tide’s begun to turn’: Pompeo says US, India partners in fight against China

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 07:53 AM IST
Pompeo will travel shortly to New Delhi with Defense Secretary Mark Esper for annual talks with their Indian counterparts.
Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne, left, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, attend the four Indo-Pacific nations’ foreign ministers meeting in Tokyo.(AP)
Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne, left, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, attend the four Indo-Pacific nations’ foreign ministers meeting in Tokyo.(AP)

At QUAD meet, Pompeo discusses China’s ‘malign activity’ with Australian counterpart

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 04:50 PM IST
The talks in Tokyo come with the United States, Australia and India all at loggerheads with Beijing -- leaving Japan in the delicate position of standing alongside its allies while attempting to preserve gradually improving ties with China.
Pangong Tso is seen near the India-China border in the Ladakh area in this file photo.(AP)
Pangong Tso is seen near the India-China border in the Ladakh area in this file photo.(AP)

India, China to hold corps commander level talks on border row on Oct 12

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Both sides had held the last round of talks on the border standoff on September 21, which remained inconclusive as Indian negotiators firmly demanded comprehensive disengagement at all flashpoints and restoration of status quo ante as the only approach towards de-escalation.
An IAF aircraft flies in the Ladakh region amid the India-China stand off, in Leh.(PTI)
An IAF aircraft flies in the Ladakh region amid the India-China stand off, in Leh.(PTI)

Rs 7,800 crore border network system cleared by govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 08:45 AM IST
Project aims to give a major boost to Indian Army’s operational preparedness.
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