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A cyclist rides through smog post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi.(PTI)
A cyclist rides through smog post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 08:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Chinese forces prepare for possible military invasion of Taiwan

According to the sources, Beijing is replacing its old DF-11s and DF-15s and deploying its most advanced hypersonic missile DF-17 in the region.
Helicopters fly over President Office with Taiwan National flag during the National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan.(AP)
Helicopters fly over President Office with Taiwan National flag during the National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan.(AP)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 10:33 PM IST
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Beijing | ByAsian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai

Indian, Chinese top military commanders likely to meet this week

Corps commander-ranked officers have so far met five times but failed to break the deadlock. This will be their first meeting after the Indian Army swiftly moved and occupied key heights to prevent the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) from grabbing Indian territory on the southern bank of Pangong Tso in a stealthy midnight move on August 29.
Conflict in the eastern Ladakh theatre is below the threshold of a shooting war but could take any trajectory, top officials told HT last week.(PTI)
Conflict in the eastern Ladakh theatre is below the threshold of a shooting war but could take any trajectory, top officials told HT last week.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 08:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Indians must now get their priorities right | Opinion

I still think that deep down, all that is good and noble is still there in this country. And it is regrettable that people are being misled by these despicable charades, manufactured issues and unscrupulous politics
A promising young actor died. To make it worse, politicians are using this unfortunate incident for petty gains(Hindustan Times)
A promising young actor died. To make it worse, politicians are using this unfortunate incident for petty gains(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 07:48 PM IST
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ByShashi Shekhar

Army, ITBP start joint exercise along China border in Himachal Pradesh

Barring a few incidents of air incursion, no suspicious movement of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been noticed in the Tibetan region along the border with Kinnaur district, where the exercise is underway in the Kaurik sector
The army and ITBP joint exercise is aimed at thwarting any incursion bid and is underway near Hurling and Gayu villages in the Kaurik sector in Himachal Pradesh.(Reuters photo for representational purpose only)
The army and ITBP joint exercise is aimed at thwarting any incursion bid and is underway near Hurling and Gayu villages in the Kaurik sector in Himachal Pradesh.(Reuters photo for representational purpose only)
Published on Sep 08, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht

After Galwan fightback, 16 Bihar moving to Col Babu’s home state

16 Bihar completed its two-and-a-half-year tenure in eastern Ladakh in March-April, but its movement to the peace location was delayed because of the lockdown measures announced by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19, an official said.
The Indian soldiers confronted the Chinese troops, who refused to remove their installations and vacate the area, triggering a violent clash that involved more than 600 rival soldiers at its peak, as reported by HT on June 22.(PTI)
The Indian soldiers confronted the Chinese troops, who refused to remove their installations and vacate the area, triggering a violent clash that involved more than 600 rival soldiers at its peak, as reported by HT on June 22.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 06:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh, New Delhi:

Indian patrol rights in focus amid LAC disengagement

For a period of three to four weeks, there will be no patrolling by either of the armies in these buffer zones, said one of the officials.
Leh: An IAF fighter jet flies in the sky, in Leh, Ladakh(PTI)
Leh: An IAF fighter jet flies in the sky, in Leh, Ladakh(PTI)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 01:36 AM IST
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Hindutan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh

To deal with China, understand it better

The crisis has shown the lack of domain knowledge within India. Invest in it
While there is a need for a diplomatic reset, enhanced military capabilities and economic policies to reduce dependence on China, one other area which requires greater investment is the expertise on China in India(AP)
While there is a need for a diplomatic reset, enhanced military capabilities and economic policies to reduce dependence on China, one other area which requires greater investment is the expertise on China in India(AP)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 07:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

HP tribal villages tense after Indo-China border buildup

The Army and the Indo Tibetan Border police have restricted the movement of shepherds in the high hills even as additional Army units are being moved to the mountainous terrain along the order
Namgia village (a green patch in the picture) is also a point for cross-border trade with China through the Shipki La pass.(HT Photo)
Namgia village (a green patch in the picture) is also a point for cross-border trade with China through the Shipki La pass.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 08:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

An old age oasis for veterans of China’s Red Army

At least half-a-dozen of its inmates were part of the Red Army, the predecessor of the People’s Liberation Army, and fought during the civil war and the anti-Japanese war in the late 1930s and 1940s.
Ba Yi or August 1 home for army veterans on the outskirts of China’s Yan’an city is a sprawling complex of sunlit rooms, quiet, antiseptic corridors and manicured gardens.(HT Photo (Sutirtho Patranobis))
Ba Yi or August 1 home for army veterans on the outskirts of China’s Yan’an city is a sprawling complex of sunlit rooms, quiet, antiseptic corridors and manicured gardens.(HT Photo (Sutirtho Patranobis))
Published on Dec 02, 2019 03:37 PM IST
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Yan’an (Shaanxi) | BySutirtho Patranobis

China’s aircraft carrier sails near Taiwan, to train in disputed South China Sea

The Chinese aircraft carrier fleet passed through the narrow Taiwan Strait days after an UN warship took the same route: The passage of the Chinese unnamed carrier is said to be a message to self-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims is a breakaway province.
China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning, made in the Soviet Union before its dissolution, was launched in 2012.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning, made in the Soviet Union before its dissolution, was launched in 2012.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 09:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

China ready to showcase military prowess in big Beijing parade

The new weaponry to be displayed is expected to include the nuclear missile Dong Feng-41 with a range of over 12000 km and capable of delivering 10 nuclear warheads.
People watch a military tank passes along the Jianguomenwai Avenue in Beijing on Saturday. Many of the streets in the central part of China's capital were being shut down this weekend for a rehearsal for what is expected to be a large military parade on Oct. 1 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Communist China.(Photo: AP)
People watch a military tank passes along the Jianguomenwai Avenue in Beijing on Saturday. Many of the streets in the central part of China's capital were being shut down this weekend for a rehearsal for what is expected to be a large military parade on Oct. 1 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Communist China.(Photo: AP)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 08:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

Stand-off between India, China resolved after talks

The face-off began when soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army objected to the presence of an Indian Army patrol along the lake’s northern border, leading to heated arguments and a scuffle between the two sides, said one of the officers cited above.
External affairs ministry spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar, told a regular news briefing there are existing mechanisms between the two sides to address such issues.(HT image)
External affairs ministry spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar, told a regular news briefing there are existing mechanisms between the two sides to address such issues.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 01:42 AM IST
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New Delhi/Beijing | ByHT Correspondents

Ex-Chinese soldier gets visa to visit Indian family

Wang’s status as a prisoner of war was never clear and although authorities in India were aware of his case, he never made his way back to China.
The same year, he had travelled back to Tirodi to be beside his ailing wife, who passed away soon after.(PTI image)
The same year, he had travelled back to Tirodi to be beside his ailing wife, who passed away soon after.(PTI image)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

‘Do you believe in UFOs?’: China hints at test of new missile

The People’s Liberation Army typically does not announce new missile tests, but occasionally drops hints about what it is up to, amid a massive modernisation push championed by President Xi Jinping to ramp up combat capabilities.
On Sunday, footage circulated on China’s Weibo microblogging service of an object travelling up into the sky, leaving a white trail behind it, over the Bohai Sea, partly closed at the time for military drills.(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)
On Sunday, footage circulated on China’s Weibo microblogging service of an object travelling up into the sky, leaving a white trail behind it, over the Bohai Sea, partly closed at the time for military drills.(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)
Published on Jun 04, 2019 03:19 PM IST
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Beijing | ByReuters

Don’t demoralise soldiers by diluting AFSPA

If the Act is diluted, military personnel will hesitate to engage with militants or get killed during confrontations. No personnel wants to spend time running around in civil courts to justify his actions while dealing with insurgents and terrorists, where for sure, witnesses from local, alienated population will align against him
In insurgency-hit areas, the military is the last and ultimate instrument of the State to be deployed to ensure territorial integrity and security of the country(AFP)
In insurgency-hit areas, the military is the last and ultimate instrument of the State to be deployed to ensure territorial integrity and security of the country(AFP)
Published on Aug 21, 2018 02:59 PM IST
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ByHarwant Singh

China relaxes rules for soldiers on use of mobile phones, internet

Mobile phones and social networking applications can be used after registering the hardware and applications’ accounts with respective commanding units.
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) are seen during a military promotional event in Baoding, Hebei province, China March 30.(REUTERS FILE)
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) are seen during a military promotional event in Baoding, Hebei province, China March 30.(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 09:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis
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