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Tens of thousands of troops from both sides have dug in along the LAC in sub-zero conditions after diplomatic and military talks failed to take forward disengagement at friction points.(ANI)

India says maintaining communications with China for complete disengagement at LAC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:38 PM IST
The two sides had earlier acknowledged that talks between the military commanders had contributed to stability on the ground. The last two meetings between the military commanders were held on October 12 and November 6.
Captain Gupta is the commander of 10 Para Special Forces. Search continues for him at the lake.(Courtesy- Twitter)
Captain Gupta is the commander of 10 Para Special Forces. Search continues for him at the lake.(Courtesy- Twitter)

Special Forces’ Captain Ankit Gupta remains missing, search on at Jodhpur lake

Hindustan Times, Jodhpur/Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma & Dinesh Bothra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:51 PM IST
10 Para personnel initially tried to locate Captain Gupta but informed their seniors after they failed. Search operations were carried out throughout Friday with no luck.
Army troops at Karalpura in Kupwara, along with battlefield nursing assistant, carry a pregnant woman.(ANI)
Army troops at Karalpura in Kupwara, along with battlefield nursing assistant, carry a pregnant woman.(ANI)

Soldiers cross knee-deep snow to help pregnant woman reach hospital in Kashmir

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:25 AM IST
The father came to the Company Operation Base to distribute sweets to all troops after being blessed with a healthy boy.
Pictures of Shivam, in a nuptial knot with a woman, went viral on social media within a few hours of his alleged abduction.(HT Photp)
Pictures of Shivam, in a nuptial knot with a woman, went viral on social media within a few hours of his alleged abduction.(HT Photp)

Bihar man abducted at gunpoint and married forcefully in instance of ‘Pakadua Vivah’

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:53 PM IST
‘Pakadua Vivah’ or forced marriage is a regular occurrence reported mainly from Munger, Nawada, Khagaria and Begusarai districts of the state.
The Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley.(REUTERS)
The Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley.(REUTERS)

China tried to change status quo by force in Ladakh, says MoD review

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:14 PM IST
While the ministry did not elaborate on the unorthodox weapons used, the PLA troops attacked Indian soldiers with stones, iron rods and nail-studded clubs during skirmishes in Pangong Tso and the Galwan Valley last year

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
The Indian Army’s helpline number is 9484101010. The contact can also be established through Telegram application, the spokesman said.(PTI Photo)
The Indian Army’s helpline number is 9484101010. The contact can also be established through Telegram application, the spokesman said.(PTI Photo)

Army sets up ‘feedback and grievances’ helpline in Kashmir

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 06:03 PM IST
The helpline has been set up under the aegis of Chinar Corps or 15 Corps – responsible for guarding the Line of Control in the valley.
(ANI File Photo)
(ANI File Photo)

Nothing can deter Indian Armed Forces from remaining steadfast in call for duty: CDS

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 10:28 PM IST
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat made the comment during his visit to the forward military bases along the China border in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam as he completed one year in office on Friday.
The deceased soldier has been identified as Naib Subedar Ravinder of Jhajjar in Haryana. (HT Photo)
The deceased soldier has been identified as Naib Subedar Ravinder of Jhajjar in Haryana. (HT Photo)

Soldier killed in Pak ceasefire violation along Line of Control in J&K

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:22 PM IST
Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, said a defence spokesman.
Experts said talks were deadlocked because of yawning differences between the two sides.(Reuters)
Experts said talks were deadlocked because of yawning differences between the two sides.(Reuters)

No sign of military talks with China on LAC row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:32 AM IST
At the virtual meeting of the WMCC on border affairs on December 18, India and China agreed that the next round of meeting between senior commanders should be held at an early date for “early and complete disengagement of troops” along the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The army had ordered a Court of Inquiry earlier this year after reports appeared on social media that three youths, labelled as terrorists, had been gunned down by its personnel.(ANI file photo/ Representative image)
The army had ordered a Court of Inquiry earlier this year after reports appeared on social media that three youths, labelled as terrorists, had been gunned down by its personnel.(ANI file photo/ Representative image)

Shopian fake encounter: Army completes key inquiry step against two of its personnel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 03:59 AM IST
Confirming the development, Army spokesperson Rajesh Kalia said “The Summary of Evidence is being examined by the authorities in consultation with legal advisers for proceeding further. The Indian Army is committed to ethical conduct of operations. ”
In this Oct 2016 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the signing ceremony by foreign ministers during the BRICS summit in Goa, India.(AP)
In this Oct 2016 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the signing ceremony by foreign ministers during the BRICS summit in Goa, India.(AP)

India calls for holding early talks on LAC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:54 AM IST
The two sides have been unable to make a breakthrough in the nearly eight-month standoff in Ladakh sector of the LAC despite several rounds of diplomatic and military talks, though external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said these discussions had resulted in better understanding of each other’s positions.
At 70, the Kerala native is a familiar figure in the city for having been a long-time manager of a much-loved bookstore.(HT Photo)
At 70, the Kerala native is a familiar figure in the city for having been a long-time manager of a much-loved bookstore.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: Jolly’s yummy X-mas cake

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:21 AM IST
A woman’s time-tested recipe of her homemade festive delicacy.
The bill tabled by the Uttarakhand govt proposes that in the case of a married martyr, 60% of the ex-gratia amount would be given to his widow while the remaining 40% would be given to his parents.(PTI Photo)
The bill tabled by the Uttarakhand govt proposes that in the case of a married martyr, 60% of the ex-gratia amount would be given to his widow while the remaining 40% would be given to his parents.(PTI Photo)

Uttarakhand proposes ex-gratia to dependents of martyred army, para-military personnel

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 04:04 PM IST
The bill proposes one-time ex-gratia for livelihood in future to dependents, widows, parents of soldiers of defence forces and paramilitary forces killed in war, border skirmishes and internal security, of Uttarakhand state.
Pakistani military spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar had tweeted photos of a UN vehicle with apparent damage to its windows and chassis, and contended the SUV was the target of “unprovoked fire” in Chirikot sector of the LoC.(Photo @OfficialDGISPR)
Pakistani military spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar had tweeted photos of a UN vehicle with apparent damage to its windows and chassis, and contended the SUV was the target of “unprovoked fire” in Chirikot sector of the LoC.(Photo @OfficialDGISPR)

Islamabad summons India’s chargé d’affaires after UNMO vehicle targeted along LoC

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 11:13 PM IST
The FO said that the UN Observers were on their way to Polas village to meet with the victims of ceasefire violations when their vehicle was targeted.
The Mukti Bahini initially comprised only students and non-military personnel, had a limited leadership and was fearful of the Pakistani army(Getty Images)
The Mukti Bahini initially comprised only students and non-military personnel, had a limited leadership and was fearful of the Pakistani army(Getty Images)

1971: A military victory and the birth of a nation

By VK Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 08:57 PM IST
A short swift war, a manoeuvre on foot in which the Pakistani army was outclassed tactically and strategically giving birth to a new nation — this victory has no parallel in military history anywhere in the world.
Retired army personnel at Singhu border.
Retired army personnel at Singhu border.

Delhi: Retired Army veterans join farmers’ protest, celebrate Vijay Diwas at protest venue

By Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:26 AM IST
The retired Army officers said that the farmers and defence personnel are two sides of the same coin and by supporting the farmers they will be able to uphold former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s slogan, “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan”.
Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan speaking at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan speaking at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

Trust between Indian Army and China’s PLA evaporated after Galwan clash, says top military commander

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 05:39 PM IST
Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, General officer in command, Eastern Command, said there’ve been no major intrusions or face-offs in Eastern Command area since friction in Ladakh.
Picture taken in December 1971 of an Indian tank during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. This war between East Pakistan and India against West Pakistan resulted in the secession of East Pakistan, becoming the independent nation of Bangladesh.(AFP)
Picture taken in December 1971 of an Indian tank during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. This war between East Pakistan and India against West Pakistan resulted in the secession of East Pakistan, becoming the independent nation of Bangladesh.(AFP)

‘Surrender or be wiped out’: Field Marshal Manekshaw’s warning to Pak army during 1971 war

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 10:37 AM IST
India is celebrating the ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ on the occasion of India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971 war, that made Bangladesh an independent country.
A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against Gahlot under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code, following a complaint lodged by the victim’s husband.(AP/For Representative Purposes Only)
A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against Gahlot under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code, following a complaint lodged by the victim’s husband.(AP/For Representative Purposes Only)

Russian woman raped, accused colonel at large

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:43 AM IST
The incident took place at the official residence of the accused in Kanpur’s cantt area, police said.
Security forces patrol near the Indo-Pak International border on a cold morning at Arnia Sector in Jammu(ANI Photo)
Security forces patrol near the Indo-Pak International border on a cold morning at Arnia Sector in Jammu(ANI Photo)

Western army commander reviews security along Indo-Pak border in Jammu

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 02:43 PM IST
The army commander interacted with troops deployed in forward areas and complimented them for maintaining a high degree of operational preparedness, said defence spokesperson.
Chinese soldiers armed with spears and rifles, which were used during the Galwan Valley clash in June.
Chinese soldiers armed with spears and rifles, which were used during the Galwan Valley clash in June.

China wants India to accept the new normal on LAC, move on to restore bilateral ties | Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 10:56 AM IST
While India wants China to restore status quo ante of April 2020, Beijing apparently feels that Modi government will come to terms with the new normal on LAC and revive ties in the coming months and willy-nilly accept the rise of the Middle Kingdom.
On Saturday, she had come with her husband Naik Shaukat Ali (retired) and elder son Major Javed Khan to see her younger son Lieutenant Jafar Khan, 22, getting commissioned as an army officer.(HT photo)
On Saturday, she had come with her husband Naik Shaukat Ali (retired) and elder son Major Javed Khan to see her younger son Lieutenant Jafar Khan, 22, getting commissioned as an army officer.(HT photo)

‘Memorable day’: Wife of army man witnesses 2nd son become army officer

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 11:29 PM IST
Wife of a retired army man, Shakeela had her elder son also serving in the army as a major and now with her younger son also in the army, she said it is all her “good fortune.”
Tiwari met his newly born daughter for the first time after three months at the IMA passing out parade.(HT Photo)
Tiwari met his newly born daughter for the first time after three months at the IMA passing out parade.(HT Photo)

Bihar youth’s arduous journey from working at snack factory to becoming Army officer

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 07:24 PM IST
Remembering his days of struggle, Tiwari said that after passing high school, he also started working as a tuition teacher to earn some extra money.
The security personnel helped locals in opening bank accounts, availing pension and insurance schemes.(PTI (Representative Image))
The security personnel helped locals in opening bank accounts, availing pension and insurance schemes.(PTI (Representative Image))

Indian Army organises medical, vet camp in J-K’s Kishtwar

Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 01:16 PM IST
According to officials, the medical and vet camp was organised in Kishtwar’s Chhatru and Shergwari area on Saturday morning.
According to the Indian Army, Gen. Naravane on Wednesday received a Guard of Honour at the headquarters of the UAE’s Land Forces and laid a wreath at the Martyr’s Point.(ANI)
According to the Indian Army, Gen. Naravane on Wednesday received a Guard of Honour at the headquarters of the UAE’s Land Forces and laid a wreath at the Martyr’s Point.(ANI)

Gen. Naravane holds talks with UAE Commander on defence cooperation

Dubai, UAE | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:24 PM IST
Gen. Naravane is currently on a six-day tour of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, in a first-ever visit by a head of the Indian Army to the two strategically important Gulf countries.
The army chief will be in the UAE during December 9-10, and is scheduled to meet senior military officials to discuss ways to enhance India-UAE defence relations, the statement said.(ANI file photo)
The army chief will be in the UAE during December 9-10, and is scheduled to meet senior military officials to discuss ways to enhance India-UAE defence relations, the statement said.(ANI file photo)

Army chief embarks on week-long visit to UAE, Saudi Arabia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:35 AM IST
This is Gen Naravane’s third foreign tour this year with diplomatic overtones, following his visits to Myanmar along with foreign secretary Harsh Shringla in October, and to Nepal in November.
The Army had placed an order for 124 of the Mark1A tanks in the first go and is now likely to order more if they meet its requirements.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))
The Army had placed an order for 124 of the Mark1A tanks in the first go and is now likely to order more if they meet its requirements.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))

DRDO’s new Arjun tank demonstrates advanced capability to Army

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:10 PM IST
The Mark1A are the advanced version of the two regiments of the Arjun tanks in the Army and the force is looking to place orders for 118 more of these.
The Indian Armed Forces Flag Day is mainly observed to rehabilitate those wounded in wars, for the welfare of serving soldiers and their families and the welfare of ex-servicemen and their families(PTI)
The Indian Armed Forces Flag Day is mainly observed to rehabilitate those wounded in wars, for the welfare of serving soldiers and their families and the welfare of ex-servicemen and their families(PTI)

Armed Forces Flag day: Honouring the sacrifice of soldiers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:32 AM IST
To celebrate the day, all three branches of the Indian armed forces - the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy - arrange a variety of shows, carnivals, dramas and other entertainment programmes to showcase to the general public the efforts of their personnel to ensure national security.
Gen Naravane is set to hold talks with the military and civilian leadership of both countries(ANI R Raveendran)
Gen Naravane is set to hold talks with the military and civilian leadership of both countries(ANI R Raveendran)

A boost for defence ties in West Asia | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 01:13 AM IST
Gen Naravane’s visit could lead to greater military exchanges, including joint exercises and defence cooperation, with a region that occupies a significant space in India’s national security interests
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