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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.(PTI)

Jaishankar’s comments suggest unilateral change of status quo along China border

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 04:14 PM IST
Tharoor said that Jaishankar's remarks showed that there are outstanding issues with China along the LAC which required the minister to meet with military commanders.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar holds bilateral meeting with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Dushanbe SCO Foreign Ministers Meeting, in Tajikistan on Wednesday. (ANI)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar holds bilateral meeting with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Dushanbe SCO Foreign Ministers Meeting, in Tajikistan on Wednesday. (ANI)

Jaishankar talks 'outstanding issues along LAC' with Wang on sidelines of SCO

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 08:10 PM IST
Foreign minister S Jaishankar highlighted it to his Chinese counterpart that unilateral change of status quo along the LAC is not acceptable.
File photo of Army Chief General MM Naravane and 14 Corps Commander Lt Gen PGK Menon at Leh airport in Ladakh.
File photo of Army Chief General MM Naravane and 14 Corps Commander Lt Gen PGK Menon at Leh airport in Ladakh.

India-China to discuss Gogra-Hot Springs disengagement, Depsang is a 2013 legacy

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2021 12:54 PM IST
Both India and China have deployed three divisions of infantry troops along with armour, artillery and rocket support elements in East Ladakh. There has been no accretion of force from the Indian side on Ladakh LAC in 2021.
The two sides also agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through diplomatic and military mechanisms(PTI)
The two sides also agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through diplomatic and military mechanisms(PTI)

LAC standoff: India, China agree to hold another meeting

By Rezaul H Laskar, Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2021 12:55 AM IST
Following a drawdown of troops and armoured units from the north and south banks of Pangong Lake in February, India and China haven’t made any headway on disengagement and de-escalation at other friction points such as Depsang, Gogra and Hot Springs.
"The military deployment by China in the western sector along the border is a normal defensive arrangement," Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.(AFP | Representational image)
"The military deployment by China in the western sector along the border is a normal defensive arrangement," Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.(AFP | Representational image)

LAC deployment a defensive arrangement, says Beijing

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2021 02:23 AM IST
“The overall Sino-India bilateral ties should not be linked to the boundary dispute either,” the Chinese foreign ministry said.
The Russian S-400 system is one of the most advanced anti-aircraft systems in the world with proven track record in West Asia. China is now interested in S-500 system being developed in Russia.(Reuters File Photo)
The Russian S-400 system is one of the most advanced anti-aircraft systems in the world with proven track record in West Asia. China is now interested in S-500 system being developed in Russia.(Reuters File Photo)

Chinese S-400 systems across LAC, forces India to rethink air defence

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 08:47 AM IST
The PLA has upgraded Hotan air base in Xinjiang and Nyingchi air base in Tibet. Both bases are just across the LAC in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh respectively with the PLA deploying S-400 squadrons to protect them from Indian aerial threat.
The conference is taking place at a time when India and China have only had limited success in hammering out an agreement for disengagement of their soldiers deployed at friction points on the LAC.(Getty Images)
The conference is taking place at a time when India and China have only had limited success in hammering out an agreement for disengagement of their soldiers deployed at friction points on the LAC.(Getty Images)

Army brass reviews situation along LAC, LoC

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 03:21 AM IST
  • The review is significant against the backdrop of the ongoing disengagement talks over LAC
The ministry said India and China should not make the differences on the boundary dictate overall bilateral ties.(ANI file photo for representation)
The ministry said India and China should not make the differences on the boundary dictate overall bilateral ties.(ANI file photo for representation)

Don’t be suspicious, China tells India on Galwan anniversary

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 12:18 AM IST
New Delhi has repeatedly dismissed Beijing’s attempts to blame India for the ongoing border tension in eastern Ladakh, saying China’s People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) troops illegally trespassed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) last year in May.
People Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers and tanks during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the India-China border in Ladakh seen in this file picture from Feb 2021. (AFP)
People Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers and tanks during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the India-China border in Ladakh seen in this file picture from Feb 2021. (AFP)

Disengagement on LAC unfinished, China should maintain stability: MEA

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 01:50 AM IST
China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) recently integrated air force and army elements to create a combined air defence system for the western theatre command, which is responsible for operations along the LAC.
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

China creates combined air defence system along LAC

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 06:00 AM IST
The move follows numerous reports of China moving in new military equipment and formations into Tibet and Xinjiang and bolstering air defence and missile positions and airports on its side of the LAC amid a border standoff with India that began more than a year ago
The proposed 4.25-kilometre tunnel under the 5,091-metre-high Shinkun La pass will create all-weather axis from Manali to Leh via Darcha-Padun-Nimmu alignment to supply Indian Army formations in Ladakh sector. (HT graphics)
The proposed 4.25-kilometre tunnel under the 5,091-metre-high Shinkun La pass will create all-weather axis from Manali to Leh via Darcha-Padun-Nimmu alignment to supply Indian Army formations in Ladakh sector. (HT graphics)

Defence ministry clears the BRO tunnel under Shinkun La in Ladakh

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 03:55 PM IST
Defence minister Rajnath Singh took a decision in favour of shorter 4.5km tunnel proposal of Border Roads Organisation but the order could not be issued as all the top officials involved in the project were hit by coronavirus.
Army convoy roughs it out on a high mountain pass to Ladakh sector. (HT photo)
Army convoy roughs it out on a high mountain pass to Ladakh sector. (HT photo)

One year after Galwan clash, defence ministry to decide on Shinkun La tunnel

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 10:34 AM IST
While the Borders Roads Organization wants a shorter 4.5km tunnel under the 5,091 metre pass on the existing road alignment readied by 2024, the NHIDCL prefers an elaborate 13.5km tunnel and a new road to secure the shortest route on Manali-Darcha-Padun-Nimmu-Leh axis.
French manufacturer Dassault is expected to deliver all the 36 Rafale fighter jets within this year(HT photo)
French manufacturer Dassault is expected to deliver all the 36 Rafale fighter jets within this year(HT photo)

Three more Rafale fighter jets take off from France for IAF airbase

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 04:30 PM IST
With three more fighters joining the IAF, the total numbers of Rafale fighter jets in Ambala will reach 20 with another four expected to join within a fortnight from France.
India has made it amply clear that it will not allow China or any power to exercise veto over its foreign policy.(Reuters File Photo)
India has made it amply clear that it will not allow China or any power to exercise veto over its foreign policy.(Reuters File Photo)

PLA reluctant to restore April 2020 status at Gogra, post-US Kabul a new theatre

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2021 07:46 AM IST
The Chinese army wants India to recognise its new positions along the Ladakh LAC beyond patrolling point 15 and 17A and is very reluctant to go back to its dug-outs before April 2020.
Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in an impasse all along the LAC in East Ladakh for the past eight months. The two sides have held eight rounds of talks, but not been able to arrive at a workable mechanism for de-escalation and disengagement.(PTI Photo)
Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in an impasse all along the LAC in East Ladakh for the past eight months. The two sides have held eight rounds of talks, but not been able to arrive at a workable mechanism for de-escalation and disengagement.(PTI Photo)

India, China to ensure stability on LAC, call another meeting of commanders soon

By Rezaul H Laskar, Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 07:40 PM IST
  • The two sides have been locked in a standoff since May last year after Chinese troops impeded patrols by Indian forces and there were scuffles in the Ladakh and Sikkim sectors.
It is understood that the Indian side has made it clear that it will stand up to any use of force to alter the status quo but is willing to discuss and build a positive atmosphere for sorting out all outstanding issues related to the LAC. (Representative Image)(ANI file photo for representation)
It is understood that the Indian side has made it clear that it will stand up to any use of force to alter the status quo but is willing to discuss and build a positive atmosphere for sorting out all outstanding issues related to the LAC. (Representative Image)(ANI file photo for representation)

India, China’s special reps to meet over LAC

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 03:32 AM IST
Although both Indian and Chinese military commanders have stood firm during the 10-month stand-off, the governments on both sides are taking a step forward to normalise relations on a reciprocal basis.
By Thursday, PLA had withdrawn more 200 main battle tanks from the south banks of Pangong Tso. (ANI Photo )
By Thursday, PLA had withdrawn more 200 main battle tanks from the south banks of Pangong Tso. (ANI Photo )

China surprises India with its speed, moves out 200+ tanks from Pangong Tso

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 11:01 AM IST
The outcome was achieved after India stood firm on its position in east Ladakh and its aim of not conceding any territory.
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha(RSTV/screengrab)
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha(RSTV/screengrab)

What Rajnath Singh told Parliament on India, China disengagement at Pangong Tso

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 07:04 PM IST
The decision to pull back troops was arrived at during the ninth round of talks between military commanders.
Paramilitary police officers swap positions during a change of guard in front of Potala Palace in Lhasa.(Reuters)
Paramilitary police officers swap positions during a change of guard in front of Potala Palace in Lhasa.(Reuters)

China ramping up military infra in Tibet, Xinjiang for LAC operations

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 01:56 AM IST
There is also growing evidence of the build-up of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and civilian facilities in sectors other than Ladakh, such as along the disputed border in Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh.
The Chinese foreign ministry was asked to comment on VK Singh’s statement after the regular press briefing was over.(PTI)
The Chinese foreign ministry was asked to comment on VK Singh’s statement after the regular press briefing was over.(PTI)

VK Singh’s remark on border ‘unwitting confession’: China

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 01:28 AM IST
Singh, who is the minister of state for transport and highways and a former four-star general, was quoted as saying on Sunday that both countries have crossed their perceptions of the undemarcated LAC many times.
According to Indian army commanders, there has been a marginal increase, new revetments and relocation of deployments between finger four and finger seven on north banks of Pangong Tso.
According to Indian army commanders, there has been a marginal increase, new revetments and relocation of deployments between finger four and finger seven on north banks of Pangong Tso.

India-China talk disengagement, PLA beefs up on LAC with more missiles, rockets

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 01:38 PM IST
According to national security planners, the PLA is undertaking fresh deployment and relocation of both troops and heavy equipment in all the three sectors with fresh constructions of revetments in finger area of Pangong Tso.
External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at UNSC Open Debate via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo )
External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at UNSC Open Debate via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo )

China yet to explain changed stance, massing of troops: Jaishankar on LAC row

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:31 PM IST
His comments come in the backdrop of the standoff between the Indian Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) along the LAC for over eight months now.
The presence of high attitude passes en-route to north and south banks of Pangong Tso on Ladakh rules out any withdrawal of Indian armoured units from the contested points.(File photo)
The presence of high attitude passes en-route to north and south banks of Pangong Tso on Ladakh rules out any withdrawal of Indian armoured units from the contested points.(File photo)

India, China to hold ninth round of talks to resolve Ladakh border standoff

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:21 AM IST
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said earlier this month that India was committed to resolving the situation along the contested LAC through talks but no one should test India’s patience.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh speaking in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh speaking in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

Armed Forces Veterans Day: Rajnath's 'superpower' remark is a message to China

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Talking about the 48,000 crore defence deal cleared by the Centre on Wednesday, Rajnath Singh said the decision will help generate more than 50,000 job opportunities in the country.
A satellite view of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).(Reuters)
A satellite view of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).(Reuters)

India returns Chinese soldier who strayed into Pangong Tso area

UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 12:16 PM IST
He was returned to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at the Chushul-Moldo meeting point at 10.10am Monday
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.(PTI)
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.(PTI)

Gen Rawat reviews India’s military preparedness for second day in border areas of Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:30 PM IST
Gen Rawat’s visit to key locations in the frontier state came amid the nearly eight-month-long Sino-India border standoff in eastern Ladakh.
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).
Russian ambassador Nikolay R Kudashev.(HT Archive)
Russian ambassador Nikolay R Kudashev.(HT Archive)

Russia understands India’s vision of Indo-Pacific, has concerns about Quad: Russian diplomats

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 01:59 PM IST
Russian ambassador Nikolay Kudashev also called for “enhanced dialogue” between India and China against the backdrop of the military standoff along the Line of Actual Control
Army vehicles moving towards Line of Actual Control (LAC) amid border tension with China in Leh on Sept. 27, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Army vehicles moving towards Line of Actual Control (LAC) amid border tension with China in Leh on Sept. 27, 2020.(PTI File Photo)

US defence bill slams China on LAC aggression

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 04:38 AM IST
The bill urges Beijing to settle the issue using diplomatic mechanisms and ‘refrain’ from using force and coercion
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat .(ANI)
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat .(ANI)

‘High levels of preparation underway on land, sea and air’: CDS Bipin Rawat amid standoff with China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Rawat also confirmed that “high levels of preparation” are underway on land, sea and air as “China attempts to change the status quo on Line of Actual Control (LAC) along the northern border.”
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