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Assam CM-elect Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI)

News updates from HT: Assam CM-elect Himanta Biswa Sarma to take oath today

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 08:58 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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 the western Himalayas, in Ladakh region.(Reuters)
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 the western Himalayas, in Ladakh region.(Reuters)

PLA preps for Round 2 of disengagement, parks heavy vehicles in depth areas

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 02:05 PM IST
Beijing suddenly deciding to restore status quo ante has surprised many in the Indian establishment
BJP general secretary CT Ravi.(https://twitter.com/CTRavi_BJP)
BJP general secretary CT Ravi.(https://twitter.com/CTRavi_BJP)

Cong realises Nehru's blunder of 'gifting' land to China: BJP general secretary

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 01:44 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi questioned the government on Friday over its agreement with China on troops disengagement in eastern Ladakh.
Relatives of passengers arrive at a crisis center set up following a report that a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet has lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after take off, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia,(AP)
Relatives of passengers arrive at a crisis center set up following a report that a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet has lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after take off, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia,(AP)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Rescuers search for Indonesia jet carrying 62

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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Ladakh was the starting point. India-China ties are getting complicated

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:31 PM IST
India-China border: The Ladakh LAC stand-off may get sorted out over time but the Chinese posture towards India will not change
China’s People’s Liberation Army has violated all the agreements to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control(AP File Photo)
China’s People’s Liberation Army has violated all the agreements to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control(AP File Photo)

China violates border agreements with India, swears by 2003 pact on Tibet | Analysis

New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:55 PM IST
The Chinese embassy official not just cherry-picked bilateral agreements with India, but also portions from the 2003 pact that the embassy decided to quote.
The Indian Air Force had asked missile manufacturer MBDA to tweak the software of the air-launched long range, conventionally armed, deep strike weapon, to be able to hit targets located at up to 4,000 metres above sea level(PTI)
The Indian Air Force had asked missile manufacturer MBDA to tweak the software of the air-launched long range, conventionally armed, deep strike weapon, to be able to hit targets located at up to 4,000 metres above sea level(PTI)

Rafale’s deep-strike cruise missile gets an upgrade for targets in mountains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Rafale carries a beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile Meteor with a range of more than 100 km, the potent SCALP cruise missile and the Hammer precision-guided ammunition.
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

China’s spies, India and the 2013 paper by NSA Ajit Doval that saw it coming

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:04 PM IST
In July this year, India’s lead intelligence agency had outlined efforts by Chinese intelligence to infiltrate into the government and the key pillars of democracy.
PM Narendra Modi‘s government stressed on upgrading defence systems in the early days of the standoff because of its assessment that China would try to push the envelope on the Line of Actual Control(PTI File photo)
PM Narendra Modi‘s government stressed on upgrading defence systems in the early days of the standoff because of its assessment that China would try to push the envelope on the Line of Actual Control(PTI File photo)

India test-fires 10 missiles in 35 days. It is not a coincidence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 09:08 AM IST
The DRDO’s effort to fast-track development of ‘Made in India’ strategic nuclear and conventional missiles comes against the backdrop of China’s refusal to step back from the LAC.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the group photo session during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, southeastern China's Fujian Province, China September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool(REUTERS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the group photo session during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, southeastern China's Fujian Province, China September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool(REUTERS)

4 missile tests, 1 deployed near LAC in 40 days as India shows intent

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 02:39 PM IST
HT learns that a limited number of Nirbhay missiles have already been deployed in response to the Chinese build-up in Tibet and Xinjiang.
Indian military commanders have asked troops to be ready to repel any move by Xi Jinping’s PLA before heavy snow takes over the theatre of contest in East Ladakh(Chinese ministry of national defense)
Indian military commanders have asked troops to be ready to repel any move by Xi Jinping’s PLA before heavy snow takes over the theatre of contest in East Ladakh(Chinese ministry of national defense)

China’s resurrection of 1959 LAC claim may be first step. India preps for fallout

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:37 PM IST
India-China standoff: Xi Jinping’s 1959 claim on the Line of Actual Control gives Beijing flexibility to expand its territorial claims in the East Ladakh sector
Anil Dhasmana had stepped down from the Research and Analysis Wing in June 2019. He is seen here at a dinner hosted by Home Minister Amit Shah to felicitate him in July 2019
Anil Dhasmana had stepped down from the Research and Analysis Wing in June 2019. He is seen here at a dinner hosted by Home Minister Amit Shah to felicitate him in July 2019

Anil Dhasmana is new chief of NTRO, spy agency that keeps an eye from the sky

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 07:32 PM IST
Anil Dhasmana is the former chief of India’s external spy agency, R&AW
India China border: The PLA used the same loudspeaker tactics in 1962 skirmishes in the western and eastern sectors as well during the 1967 Nathu La skirmish, a former army chief said.(AP)
India China border: The PLA used the same loudspeaker tactics in 1962 skirmishes in the western and eastern sectors as well during the 1967 Nathu La skirmish, a former army chief said.(AP)

China belts out Punjabi numbers for Indian soldiers at Ladakh. It is a ‘62 trick

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 09:49 PM IST
India China border row: While the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is using psych ops against Indian troops, Beijing’s mouthpieces have scaled up rants against India
The third instance of firing along the LAC was reported last week before talks between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.(PTI)
The third instance of firing along the LAC was reported last week before talks between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.(PTI)

Indian, Chinese soldiers fired burst of bullets in air near Finger 4 before Moscow talks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 11:46 AM IST
India-China border row: The firing incident took place at the icy heights where Fingers 3 and 4 merges into the Sirijap range in East Ladakh sector.
Potala Palace in Lhasa was the seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from 1648 to 1959.(REUTERS)
Potala Palace in Lhasa was the seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from 1648 to 1959.(REUTERS)

President Xi’s plan for Tibet fuels a pushback and a nudge to India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 01:38 PM IST
India has been kind to the Tibetan people but the Indian government had always let its relations with China influence its stand on Tibet, said Gyari Dolma, the first woman contesting for the post of CTA president
India has banned another 118 mobile apps including Tencent Holdings’s popular videogame PUBG to step up pressure on Chinese tech companies(AFP)
India has banned another 118 mobile apps including Tencent Holdings’s popular videogame PUBG to step up pressure on Chinese tech companies(AFP)

PUBG loses battle for India, among 118 Chinese mobile apps banned by Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:31 PM IST
India accounts for over a quarter of PUBG Mobile’s lifetime installs though revenues from the country are still minuscule
India -China border row: The PLA escalated the situation at the LAC over the weekend when the PLA made “provocative movements” near Chushul(Agencies)
India -China border row: The PLA escalated the situation at the LAC over the weekend when the PLA made “provocative movements” near Chushul(Agencies)

Chushul aggression is part of China’s plan. It wants to provoke India | Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 02:45 PM IST
From a bit player during the Cold War, India is a frontline state to potential superpower China
President Xi Jinping’s offensive diplomacy, initially designed to divert attention from domestic troubles, have soured relations with its three important food suppliers(Reuters)
President Xi Jinping’s offensive diplomacy, initially designed to divert attention from domestic troubles, have soured relations with its three important food suppliers(Reuters)

The curious link behind China’s Ladakh moves and a looming food crisis | Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 03:07 PM IST
Chinese president Xi Jinping’s focus on the crash diet had immediately set off speculation that his government expects its food supply to get worse.
India China border row: Officials said any further military escalation by the PLA will scuttle any possibility of a diplomatic initiative
India China border row: Officials said any further military escalation by the PLA will scuttle any possibility of a diplomatic initiative

India China border row: Situation critical in Ladakh after PLA aggression in Chushul

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 01:04 PM IST
India’s counter-offensive at Chushul has ensured that its troops are now dominating heights along its side of the Line of Actual Control
The trend is in line with what experts had predicted after the 29 June ban on 59 apps by the Indian government including TikTok and zzz.(HT)
The trend is in line with what experts had predicted after the 29 June ban on 59 apps by the Indian government including TikTok and zzz.(HT)

Global companies gain from India’s anti-China stance

Livemint | By Prasid Banerjee
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 06:11 AM IST
The number of installations of Zili app surged nearly threefold in the three weeks following the June-end ban on TikTok, rising to 8 million installs from about 3 million in the prior period.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI file photo)

WATCH: PM Modi’s address to the nation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 07:56 PM IST
PM Modi’s address comes as India continues to hold talks with Chinese counterparts over rising tension at Line of Actual Control (LAC) after 20 Indian soldiers were killed on June 15 during Galwan Valley clash.
India China border dispute: Vikram Misri’s stress asking China to stop the practice of transgressions is seen as a riposte to China’s envoy to India, Sun Weidong, who had asked India to walk halfway.(Getty Images)
India China border dispute: Vikram Misri’s stress asking China to stop the practice of transgressions is seen as a riposte to China’s envoy to India, Sun Weidong, who had asked India to walk halfway.(Getty Images)

Indian envoy delivers sharp message to China about ‘repercussions’ over Ladakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 10:45 PM IST
India China border dispute: Indian ambassador Vikram Misri’s comments made it clear that India requires China to take steps to lead to de-escalation and disengagement on the Line of Actual Control
India China border row: The coordinated attack by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka came after the BJP attacked them for donations received by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation(ANI)
India China border row: The coordinated attack by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka came after the BJP attacked them for donations received by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation(ANI)

In 3 video messages, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka amp up attack on PM over ‘Chinese incursion’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:47 PM IST
The Gandhi family’s comeback videos over China come after the BJP’s charge that the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation had received funds from the Chinese government and its embassy in the past
Indian army soldiers walk past their parked trucks at a makeshift transit camp before heading to Ladakh, near Baltal, southeast of Srinagar.(Reuters)
Indian army soldiers walk past their parked trucks at a makeshift transit camp before heading to Ladakh, near Baltal, southeast of Srinagar.(Reuters)

‘No one is more selfless and brave,’ Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar pay tribute to Indian soldiers killed in Galwan clash

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 04:38 PM IST
India and China are locked in a border standoff in Ladakh for the past month and on Tuesday, a physical confrontation broke out between the two troops.
The two leaders discussed their respective national visions and governance priorities, and Xi said he was looking forward to working very closely with Modi “on all issues” said foreign secretary, Vijay K Gokhale.(Reuters Photo)
The two leaders discussed their respective national visions and governance priorities, and Xi said he was looking forward to working very closely with Modi “on all issues” said foreign secretary, Vijay K Gokhale.(Reuters Photo)

PM Modi, Xi agree on new trade mechanism at summit talks in Mamallapuram

Hindustan Times, Mamallapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 03:03 PM IST
On the first day of talks on Friday, the two leaders held “open and cordial” discussions over a dinner that stretched for two and a half hours, almost double the scheduled duration.
(Photo:narendramodi/ Twitter)
(Photo:narendramodi/ Twitter)

Narendra Modi Xi Jinping Meet highlights: PM Modi gifts President Xi Jinping Annam lamp and Thanjavur painting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 11:02 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram today around 5 PM. After landing in Chennai , President Xi headed to Mamallapuram, 50 km away, amid tight security by road to hold the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chinese President Xi Jinping is being accompanied by a 100-member strong delegation, including Foreign Minister Wang Yi and State Councillor Yang Jiechi. PM Modi and Chinese President Xi will be accompanied by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Politburo members will accompany the Chinese leader. No Memoranda of Understanding or agreements will be signed as it will be an informal summit looking to forge a cooperative partnership between the two countries.Highlights:

National security advisor, Ajit Doval shakes hands with Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi ahead of the 21st round India-China Border talks at Dujiangyan city, in Sichuan province of China, Saturday, November 24, 2018.(PTI Photo)
National security advisor, Ajit Doval shakes hands with Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi ahead of the 21st round India-China Border talks at Dujiangyan city, in Sichuan province of China, Saturday, November 24, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Development goals, firmly peaceful border for India, China focus of bilateral talks

Hindustanm Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 10:01 PM IST
National security advisor (NSA) AK Doval and Chinese state councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi agreed on the importance of approaching the boundary question from the “strategic perspective of India-China relations” and agreed that an early settlement of the boundary question serves the fundamental interests of both countries.
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