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A file photo of soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) marching outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (REUTERS)

Chinese blogger sent to jail for ‘slanderous’ comments on Galwan Valley clash

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 01:13 AM IST
Qiu Ziming, 38, has been charged with “slandering martyrs and heroes” and is the first person to be jailed under amended laws dealing with defaming People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers under China’s criminal law
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
The missile cruised at a top speed of Mach 2.8 (nearly three times the speed of sound). The configuration of the existing missile -- the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile -- has been tweaked to enhance its range, the officials said.(ANI)
The missile cruised at a top speed of Mach 2.8 (nearly three times the speed of sound). The configuration of the existing missile -- the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile -- has been tweaked to enhance its range, the officials said.(ANI)

India tests missile with target range of 400km

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta and Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:41 AM IST
The test has cleared the decks for India to induct a second class of supersonic, long-range tactical cruise missiles, propelled by a liquid-fuelled booster capable of hitting targets over 500km away .
Soldiers of the Indian Army operating T-90 Bhishma tank near the Line of Actual Control in the Chumar-Demchok area of Eastern Ladakh on Sunday.(ANI)
Soldiers of the Indian Army operating T-90 Bhishma tank near the Line of Actual Control in the Chumar-Demchok area of Eastern Ladakh on Sunday.(ANI)

India, China hold one more round of talks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Beijing | By Rezaul H Laskar and Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 01:44 AM IST
The latest meeting of WMCC on border affairs provided both sides an opportunity to review situation along LAC and to hold “frank and detailed discussions” on developments since the body’s last meeting.
In this picture, Indian Army personnel set up camp at an unknown location in Siachen Glacier.(Twitter/@ADGPI)
In this picture, Indian Army personnel set up camp at an unknown location in Siachen Glacier.(Twitter/@ADGPI)

Indian Army ready for winter endurance test at 5,800 metres on Finger 4 of Pangong Tso against PLA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 09:05 PM IST
While the winter is expected to take the turn for worse after Diwali this year, the situation on all friction points is a stalemate with PLA accusing the Indian Army of upping the ante south of Pangong Tso on August 29-30 as a result of which their claimed withdrawal plans were scuttled.
In this September 8 file photo, Chinese soldiers armed with stick-machetes during their deployment along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh sector.(ANI Photo)
In this September 8 file photo, Chinese soldiers armed with stick-machetes during their deployment along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh sector.(ANI Photo)

India prepared for a long haul over disengagement but not yield an inch in Ladakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 01:48 PM IST
As of now, there is no change of situation on ground with People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops still on finger four mountainous spur on north Pangong Tso lake and Indian Army dominating the Rezang La Rechin La ridgeline on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Chinese “carrier killer”missile DF 21D on display. This was fired on August 26 in South China Sea to deter exercising USS Ronald Reagan and Nimitz.(AP)
Chinese “carrier killer”missile DF 21D on display. This was fired on August 26 in South China Sea to deter exercising USS Ronald Reagan and Nimitz.(AP)

India-China military commanders to meet at least twice more before disengagement commences

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 01:57 PM IST
PLA’s deployment of long-range missiles in Occupied Aksai China is designed to cow down Indian Army.
IAF's Rafale aircraft will conduct sorties in Eastern Ladakh as Army strengthens hold over 20 strategic points.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
IAF's Rafale aircraft will conduct sorties in Eastern Ladakh as Army strengthens hold over 20 strategic points.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Indian Army strengthens hold over 20 strategic heights in Eastern Ladakh; Rafales to carry out sorties

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:27 PM IST
Both sides reached the agreement to resolve the border row at a meeting between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) meet in Moscow on September 10.
China has lashed out at US Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment Keith Krach’s visit to Taiwan. He is seeing sitting here with (L-R) US ambassador to Japan William Hagerty, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, and senior adviser Michael McKinley(AFP)
China has lashed out at US Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment Keith Krach’s visit to Taiwan. He is seeing sitting here with (L-R) US ambassador to Japan William Hagerty, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, and senior adviser Michael McKinley(AFP)

‘Encouraging separatist forces’: China strongly opposes US envoy’s visit to Taiwan

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 02:42 PM IST
China on Thursday railed against a high-level visit to Taiwan by a US envoy, saying it will encourage “separatist forces” on the island.
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said discussions needed to be conducted regarding the LAC issue.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said discussions needed to be conducted regarding the LAC issue.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Cong says PM Modi should discuss LAC issue in monsoon session

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 01:37 PM IST
The Congress leader said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has weakened the country by his statement where he said that there has been no encroachment at the LAC.
In this picture from 2017, union minister for foreign affairs (then foreign secretary) S Jaishankar meets with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in Beijing.(PTI File Photos)
In this picture from 2017, union minister for foreign affairs (then foreign secretary) S Jaishankar meets with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in Beijing.(PTI File Photos)

Amid border row, India’s Jaishankar to meet his Chinese counterpart today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Beijing | By Rezaul H Laskar and Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 07:14 AM IST
Jaishankar and Wang will participate in a meeting of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Thursday morning, to be followed by a luncheon meeting of foreign ministers of the Russia-India-China (RIC) grouping.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting with the Chinese Defence Minister General Fenghe, in Moscow.(PTI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting with the Chinese Defence Minister General Fenghe, in Moscow.(PTI)

Must continue talks to ensure full restoration of peace: Rajnath Singh to Chinese defence minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 03:07 PM IST
Singh, the defence ministry statement said, categorically conveyed India’s position on the developments along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) including in the Galwan valley in the Western Sector of the India-China Border areas in the last few months.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh and Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe at the SCO meet, in Moscow.(@rajnathsingh)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh and Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe at the SCO meet, in Moscow.(@rajnathsingh)

At SCO meet, Rajnath Singh tells China to restore status quo at LAC

Moscow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 06:53 AM IST
The focus of the talks that lasted nearly two and a half hours was on ways to resolve the prolonged border standoff, sources said.
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria(ANI File Photo)
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria(ANI File Photo)

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria takes stock of air bases in Eastern Sector

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 04:19 PM IST
The visit comes in the backdrop of border tensions between China and India. New Delhi has accused Beijing of trying to alter the status quo at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh with its aggressive posturing.
A fighter jet flies in the skies of of Leh, Ladakh(PTI)
A fighter jet flies in the skies of of Leh, Ladakh(PTI)

China provokes again, tries to alter status quo

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Beijing | By Rahul Singh and Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 02:43 AM IST
The incident followed the lack of forward movement in the disengagement and de-escalation process even after several rounds of diplomatic and military talks.
Union minister for external affairs Dr S Jaishankar.(ANI)
Union minister for external affairs Dr S Jaishankar.(ANI)

A balance between societal dynamics, policy-making must

By Dr S Jaishankar
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 04:48 AM IST
At a time when most are pursuing interests narrowly, it is to India’s benefit that it takes a more expansive view of the world. By stepping forward, it cannot only underline its capabilities but also build its brand as a generous power
Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar attends a panel during the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany.(REUTERS/File Photo)
Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar attends a panel during the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany.(REUTERS/File Photo)

EAM S Jaishankar says strain on LAC peace to impact ties

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta and R Sukumar
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 05:36 AM IST
Jaishankar said that the relationship between the two countries moved forward on various other dimensions, including the economic one, because of these agreements and the fact that both countries followed them.
Indian Ambassador to China, Vikram Misri with Liu Jianchao, Deputy Director of the Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Foreign Affairs Commission in a meeting.(EOIBeijing)
Indian Ambassador to China, Vikram Misri with Liu Jianchao, Deputy Director of the Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Foreign Affairs Commission in a meeting.(EOIBeijing)

Indian Ambassador discusses eastern Ladakh, bilateral ties with senior CPC official

Beijing | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 10:22 AM IST
Misri’s meeting with Liu comes against the backdrop of reports that the disengagement process between the troops of the two countries has not moved forward as expected along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
Indian Army trucks move towards Ladakh amid LAC border tension, at Manali-Leh highway.(PTI)
Indian Army trucks move towards Ladakh amid LAC border tension, at Manali-Leh highway.(PTI)

India, China to hold senior military-level talks, disengagement at friction areas on agenda

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh | Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 12:26 PM IST
The last round of negotiations was held at Moldo on the Chinese side of the LAC as talks entered a critical phase due to serious differences between the two armies in the Finger Area near Pangong Tso.
The review of higher education tie-ups with Chinese institutions comes at a time military and diplomatic-level talks between India and China have made little progress.(AFP)
The review of higher education tie-ups with Chinese institutions comes at a time military and diplomatic-level talks between India and China have made little progress.(AFP)

Upset at India’s big review of Confucius institutes tomorrow, China says ‘be fair’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 05:13 PM IST
The Chinese statement on Confucius institutes’ review is a deliberate attempt to put the education ministry on a defensive, said a government official
US Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.(Facebook/Frank Pallone Jr.)
US Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.(Facebook/Frank Pallone Jr.)

US Congressman condemns Chinese aggression in Ladakh

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 05:50 AM IST
Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a bitter standoff in several areas along the LAC in eastern Ladakh since May 5.
Former Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa has always highlighted how Rafale fighter jets (R) are better stealth fighters and are not superior to China’s J-20 jets (L). Rafale is 4.5 generation jet.(HT Photos)
Former Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa has always highlighted how Rafale fighter jets (R) are better stealth fighters and are not superior to China’s J-20 jets (L). Rafale is 4.5 generation jet.(HT Photos)

Rafale vs J-20: Ex-IAF chief Dhanoa calls China’s bluff with ‘two simple questions’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Chinese Communist Party’s tabloid Global Times quoted a military ‘expert’ who claimed the Rafale fighter is only superior to the IAF’s Sukhoi-30 MKI jets but a generation below Chinese PLA’s J-20 fighter.
Dhanoa, the chief architect of February 26, 2019 air strikes on Balakot, said that Rafale with its top of the line electronic warfare suite, Meteor beyond visual range missile, SCALP air to ground weapon with terrain following capability outguns any threat that the Chinese Air Force produces.(HT Photos/PTI)
Dhanoa, the chief architect of February 26, 2019 air strikes on Balakot, said that Rafale with its top of the line electronic warfare suite, Meteor beyond visual range missile, SCALP air to ground weapon with terrain following capability outguns any threat that the Chinese Air Force produces.(HT Photos/PTI)

Rafale is a game changer, Chinese J 20 does not even come close, says former air chief Dhanoa

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 05:48 PM IST
Former air chief marshal B S Dhanoa despite facing flak from Opposition pushed the acquisition of Rafale Fighter from France.
India has moved 12 T-90 tanks, armoured personnel carriers and 4,000 soldiers to Daulat Beg Oldi to prevent any Chinese aggression(HT Photo)
India has moved 12 T-90 tanks, armoured personnel carriers and 4,000 soldiers to Daulat Beg Oldi to prevent any Chinese aggression(HT Photo)

In China’s troop movements in Ladakh’s depth areas, a hint about its real plan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 02:20 PM IST
India’s last outpost at Daulet Beg Oldi DBO lies at a height of 16,000 feet just south of Karakoram pass and on banks of Chip-Chap river, north of the Galwan-Shyok confluence.
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