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Many Indian officials believe that China's will not move out of the contested points in East Ladakh sector till President Xi Jinping delivers his address to mark 100 years of Communist Party of China (AFP)

China’s PLA may ramp up military activity in Ladakh in 2 months

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 03:28 PM IST
  • India does hope that the incoming Biden administration will stand by its commitments on China, South China Sea, Taiwan or Indo-Pacific at large but New Delhi is not dependent on the US for handling the PLA on land frontiers
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The Indian government has stepped up construction of border infrastructure, including roads and bridges, in response to China’s “construction work along the border areas”, the external affairs ministry said.(REUTERS)
The Indian government has stepped up construction of border infrastructure, including roads and bridges, in response to China’s “construction work along the border areas”, the external affairs ministry said.(REUTERS)

‘Keep constant watch’: India amid Chinese breach report

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:20 AM IST
The ministry said in a statement that India had “seen recent reports on China undertaking construction work along the border areas”. The government is committed to creating infrastructure along border areas to improve the livelihood of citizens, including in Arunachal Pradesh, the statement said.
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“Do you have a clear strategy in mind that could be summarised in three sentences?’’ Rahul Gandhi was said to have asked Jaishankar.(PTI)
“Do you have a clear strategy in mind that could be summarised in three sentences?’’ Rahul Gandhi was said to have asked Jaishankar.(PTI)

Rahul, Jaishankar spar at panel meet

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:58 PM IST
As the minister concluded an hour-long presentation, the Congress leader said it appeared to be a “laundry list” rather than a concerted strategy to deal with the Chinese threat. S Jaishankar responded by saying a simplistic approach could not be adopted in a multipolar world.
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Army soldiers demonstrate a drone attack during the 73rd Army Day parade, in New Delhi on Friday.
Army soldiers demonstrate a drone attack during the 73rd Army Day parade, in New Delhi on Friday.

Don’t test India’s patience, Army chief warns China

By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:31 AM IST
General Manoj Mukund Naravane, in a media briefing on January 12, said the army was prepared to hold ground in eastern Ladakh “for as long as it takes” to achieve national objectives in case the ongoing military and diplomatic talks with China to reduce tensions are “prolonged”.
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There is evidence to indicate that the PLA's work and engineering force deployed to upgrade infrastructure in occupied Aksai Chin moved back after completion of work last month
There is evidence to indicate that the PLA's work and engineering force deployed to upgrade infrastructure in occupied Aksai Chin moved back after completion of work last month

India should be wary of Chinese mind games

UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 12:31 PM IST
  • Withdrawal from the vast Tibetan and Xinjiang military region means little in an era of stand-off weapons and long-range missiles. The Chinese PLA has capacity to deploy troop divisions within a week with metalled roads and optical fibre cables up to the last military post and advanced landing grounds (ALGs) all along the LAC.
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Col Santosh Babu, 37, commanding officer of 16 Bihar, led from the front when Chinese troops refused to withdraw from the Patrolling Point 14 location under a de-escalation plan agreed by the two sides.(HT PHOTO.)
Col Santosh Babu, 37, commanding officer of 16 Bihar, led from the front when Chinese troops refused to withdraw from the Patrolling Point 14 location under a de-escalation plan agreed by the two sides.(HT PHOTO.)

‘16 Bihar’ heroes of Galwan skirmish to be honoured at Republic Day parade

UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 12:49 PM IST
  • PM Modi, who travelled to Ladakh soon after the clash, had paid glowing tributes to the bravery of soldiers, telling them that India's enemies had seen their "fire and fury".
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Singh said on Tuesday that India’s armed forces have foiled the transgression attempts by China in Ladakh amid the standoff between the two countries at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).(PTI Photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Singh said on Tuesday that India’s armed forces have foiled the transgression attempts by China in Ladakh amid the standoff between the two countries at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).(PTI Photo)

China’s transgression attempts foiled in Ladakh: What Rajnath Singh said in Lok Sabha

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | RayHindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Rajnath Singh said Indian soldiers have laid down their lives to ensure that Chinese designs are foiled pointing to the violent standoff at the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June this year, when 20 Indian Army soldiers were killed.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attributed movement of troops out of Germany to threats being faced from the Chinese in other places such as India and Southeast Asia(AFP)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attributed movement of troops out of Germany to threats being faced from the Chinese in other places such as India and Southeast Asia(AFP)

US shifting military to face Chinese threat to India and Southeast Asia: Mike Pompeo

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 11:21 PM IST
India-China border stand-off: Mike Pompeo said US had reduced troops based in Germany to face threats in other places
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