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PLA still at LAC, India plans new ways to counter China’s wolf-warrior diplomacy

The situation in the Gogra-Hot Springs area near Kongka La is no different -- the PLA is where it transgressed, with an objective to come up to the Kugrang River, a tributary of the Shyok River.
Last Monday, the Chinese foreign ministry posted a statement on its website claiming that maintaining peace along the disputed boundary and deepening strategic trust with India was one of China’s key priorities.(Chinese defence ministry)
Last Monday, the Chinese foreign ministry posted a statement on its website claiming that maintaining peace along the disputed boundary and deepening strategic trust with India was one of China’s key priorities.(Chinese defence ministry)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 02:43 PM IST
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Chinese aggression increasing, LAC standoff likely to be prolonged: Defence ministry

The defence ministry said the situation in Eastern Ladakh arising from unilateral aggression by China was sensitive and required close monitoring and prompt action based on evolving situation.
An army convoy moves towards LAC amid India-China border dispute in eastern Ladakh in Leh on July 12, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
An army convoy moves towards LAC amid India-China border dispute in eastern Ladakh in Leh on July 12, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 02:52 PM IST
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Has Modi government accepted Chinese occupation in Ladakh? asks Congress

India and China have been in talks to reach consensus on easing tensions between the two armies in the Finger Area near Pangong Tso and Depsang plains, as well as pulling back weapons and equipment from “friction points” in other sectors in Ladakh.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the Chinese are still inside Indian territory and that China isn’t ready to return to the pre-May 2020 position.(ANI)
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the Chinese are still inside Indian territory and that China isn’t ready to return to the pre-May 2020 position.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 08:01 PM IST
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Talks with China on but no guarantees: Rajnath Singh

Addressing soldiers at Lukung on the western bank of Ladakh’s Pangong Tso, which has been at the centre of the current border tensions, Singh also said that no power could “touch or grab even an inch of Indian territory”. Lukung is 43km from Finger 4 on the northern bank of Pangong lake.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses Indian Army soldiers, at Lukung post in Ladakh.(PTI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses Indian Army soldiers, at Lukung post in Ladakh.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 03:21 AM IST
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Follow all agreed protocols for border management: India’s clear message to China in marathon military talks, says report

The two sides agreed on certain modalities for rolling out the next phase of disengagement and are expected to get in touch with each other after discussing agreed points with the higher authorities of both sides, the sources said.
The Indian delegation was led by Lt Gen Harinder Singh, the Commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps, while the Chinese side was headed by Major General Liu Lin, Commander of the South Xinjiang military region.(PTI)
The Indian delegation was led by Lt Gen Harinder Singh, the Commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps, while the Chinese side was headed by Major General Liu Lin, Commander of the South Xinjiang military region.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 06:38 PM IST
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Disengagement in progress: Jaishankar

A date for the meeting of senior military commanders next week is being worked out, and the situation on ground reveals a complete disengagement at Galwan with neither of the forces sitting on or next to the LAC.
S Jaishankar also emphasized that there is bipartisan consensus in the US to strengthen the relationship with India.
S Jaishankar also emphasized that there is bipartisan consensus in the US to strengthen the relationship with India.
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 05:44 AM IST
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Make 1962 war report public: War veterans

The statement signed by 143 veterans said the report should be made public so that “the military-bureaucratic-political system and the public” can learn from past mistakes.
The veterans sought an overhaul of the country intelligence system.(ANI)
The veterans sought an overhaul of the country intelligence system.(ANI)
Published on Jul 10, 2020 04:11 AM IST
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Focus shifts to Finger 4 as pullback progresses

Before the PLA grabbed positions on Finger 4 overlooking Indian deployments, the army would patrol right up to Finger 8 that New Delhi considers within Indian territory.
The Indian Army has observed a marginal thinning of troops, vehicles and removal of structures from a key spur there over the last 24 hours, said an official, speaking on condition of anonymity.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Indian Army has observed a marginal thinning of troops, vehicles and removal of structures from a key spur there over the last 24 hours, said an official, speaking on condition of anonymity.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 04:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh, New Delhi

Govt’s panel on China takes a hard look at PLA troop pullback in Ladakh

The Wednesday meeting of the CSG, which is apex policy advisor to the government on China, was attended by a few special invitees including senior ministers, HT learns.
The group, which comprises some of the senior-most bureaucrats in the government, the armed forces, and the intelligence agencies, also discussed the next steps for de-escalataion along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).(AFP)
The group, which comprises some of the senior-most bureaucrats in the government, the armed forces, and the intelligence agencies, also discussed the next steps for de-escalataion along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).(AFP)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 03:41 AM IST
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China’s pullback in Ladakh’s Pangong Finger Area to test disengagement

Before the PLA grabbed positions on Finger Four overlooking Indian deployments, the army would patrol right up to Finger Eight that New Delhi considers within Indian territory.
The Finger Area refers to a set of eight cliffs jutting out of the Sirijap range overlooking Pangong Tso. (HT photo)
The Finger Area refers to a set of eight cliffs jutting out of the Sirijap range overlooking Pangong Tso. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 08:52 PM IST
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Chinese PLA’s rear defences in Ladakh’s Galwan valley face an icy challenge

Military commander said it would be tough for China to hold on to current PLA positions in Galwan, Gogra, Hot Springs and Pangong Tso.
Satellite photo released by Planet Labs, shows the reported site of a fatal clash between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan River Valley in the Ladakh region near the Line of Actual Control.(AP Photo)
Satellite photo released by Planet Labs, shows the reported site of a fatal clash between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan River Valley in the Ladakh region near the Line of Actual Control.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 08:15 AM IST
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India sending high-powered boats to match heavier Chinese vessels while patrolling Ladakh lake

The decision to send steel hulled boats to Pangong Tso was taken by the tri-services this week with the Navy asked to transport the vessels through C-17 heavy lift transporters to Leh on a priority basis.
Lt Gen YK Joshi, GOC Ladakh 14 Corps, along with then Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on a boat patrol in Ladakh’s Pangong Tso lake in September 2019(Indian Army)
Lt Gen YK Joshi, GOC Ladakh 14 Corps, along with then Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on a boat patrol in Ladakh’s Pangong Tso lake in September 2019(Indian Army)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 02:38 PM IST
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India-China troops’ disengagement along LAC a ‘Test Match, not Twenty20’

Senior army officers on Thursday said disengagement of forward deployed Indian and Chinese forces from friction areas along the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC) would be a “cumbersome and long-drawn process”.
Disengagement of forces has not begun, said one of the officers with direct knowledge of the border row.(AP photo)
Disengagement of forces has not begun, said one of the officers with direct knowledge of the border row.(AP photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 04:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh

Diplomatic border talks to spell out steps to India-China disengagement

Ladakh standoff: Military commanders on ground say that the disengagement process may take a couple of weeks if talks go on smoothly
President Xi Jinping has been under tremendous pressure back in China over the slow economic growth due to the Covid-19 pandemic(AFP)
President Xi Jinping has been under tremendous pressure back in China over the slow economic growth due to the Covid-19 pandemic(AFP)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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Restoring India’s case, credibility | HT Editorial

PM must make a new, clear statement on China
There is sometimes value to strategic ambiguity in international politics. But this isn’t one of those. A new statement will help restore India’s stand(ANI)
There is sometimes value to strategic ambiguity in international politics. But this isn’t one of those. A new statement will help restore India’s stand(ANI)
Updated on Jun 22, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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‘Let’s hurt them economically’: General VK Singh on India-China border row

‘War and use of force is the last resort always and every time. When all other means fail then you resort to this. There are many means available,” Singh said.
Singh said subsequent negotiations centred on wherever there have been transgressions such as Patrol Point 14 where “they said LAC is not this way but is a different way.”(ANI)
Singh said subsequent negotiations centred on wherever there have been transgressions such as Patrol Point 14 where “they said LAC is not this way but is a different way.”(ANI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 03:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

HT Exclusive: Galwan river bridge that China tried to stop in Ladakh is complete, says official

India China stand-off: The Galwan Valley bridge gives India a major advantage in terms of access and military mobilisation
India China stand-off: The point marked ‘Br’ is the location of the Bailey bridge built by the India, 3 km east of the confluence. Patrolling Point 14 is 2 km from the bridge
India China stand-off: The point marked ‘Br’ is the location of the Bailey bridge built by the India, 3 km east of the confluence. Patrolling Point 14 is 2 km from the bridge
Updated on Jun 19, 2020 02:49 PM IST
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China accuses India of starting ‘serious physical conflict’, quiet on details

The Indian army said the clash took place at a time the “de-escalation process” was “underway in the Galwan valley”
The Chinese foreign ministry said it was not aware of Indian soldiers being killed in the exchanges.(File photo for representation)
The Chinese foreign ministry said it was not aware of Indian soldiers being killed in the exchanges.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 11:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Indian, Chinese army officials discuss Pangong Tso standoff

The talks took place at two locations along the LAC -- brigadier-ranked officers met in the Galwan area and Colonel-ranked officers in Hot Springs -- as part of continuing efforts to resolve the standoff, said the first officer cited above.
In this July 22, 2011, file photo, children play cricket by Pangong Lake, near the India-China border in Ladakh, India.(AP)
In this July 22, 2011, file photo, children play cricket by Pangong Lake, near the India-China border in Ladakh, India.(AP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 11:26 AM IST
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India, China delegations meet at 2 places along LAC to resolve border row

The talks took place at two locations along the LAC - brigadier-ranked officers met in the Galwan area and Colonel-ranked officers in Hot Springs - as part of continuing efforts to resolve the standoff, said tan officer who did not wish to be named.
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane last week said disengagement of Indian and Chinese forces was taking place in a “phased manner” along the LAC where the situation was “under control”. (AP)
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane last week said disengagement of Indian and Chinese forces was taking place in a “phased manner” along the LAC where the situation was “under control”. (AP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 11:25 AM IST
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India-China Major Generals meet for 5th time to ease border tensions

This was the fifth meeting between the two major generals to break the stalemate that began with a violent confrontation between rival patrols near Pangong Tso on the night of May 5-6.
Army delegations from India and China, led by major general-ranked officers, on Friday held discussions in eastern Ladakh again to resolve the standoff between border troops as defence minister Rajnath Singh met the military brass here.(File photo for representation)
Army delegations from India and China, led by major general-ranked officers, on Friday held discussions in eastern Ladakh again to resolve the standoff between border troops as defence minister Rajnath Singh met the military brass here.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 11:32 AM IST
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Chinese air activity goes down, limited troop pullback effected

Both the Indian Air Force (IAF) and PLAAF (People’s Liberation Army Air Force) had been flying their platforms since the stand-off between India and China’s armies began a month ago in the Galwan and Pangong Tso areas of eastern Ladakh.
The PLA has already moved out 15 high-speed interceptor boats from the finger 4 area of the high-altitude lake.(Photo courtesy: China Military/eng.chinamil.com.cn)
The PLA has already moved out 15 high-speed interceptor boats from the finger 4 area of the high-altitude lake.(Photo courtesy: China Military/eng.chinamil.com.cn)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 08:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi

The first move on the India-China chessboard | HT Editorial

Expect prolonged talks on the dispute. India will have to deploy a range of tools
It is still not clear if there is some geopolitical motive behind China’s sudden move to raise the border temperature, going beyond concerns about new highways and bunkers(HT PHOTO)
It is still not clear if there is some geopolitical motive behind China’s sudden move to raise the border temperature, going beyond concerns about new highways and bunkers(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 07, 2020 07:34 PM IST
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Ahead of today’s meet over Ladakh standoff, India signals a realistic approach

Officials indicate that Saturday’s border talks between Indian and Chinese military officials, led by lieutenant generals from both armies, may not lead to a breakthrough
Special Representatives of India and China on the Boundary Question, NSA Ajit Doval and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, held the 22nd round of talks in December 2019(ANI)
Special Representatives of India and China on the Boundary Question, NSA Ajit Doval and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, held the 22nd round of talks in December 2019(ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 07:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

India is sensitive to China but won’t allow change in any border sector

PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping should keep channels of communication open. The two countries can’t be adversaries forever
The standoff comes seven months after PM Narendra Modi and President Xi’s Mamallapuram meet where they had reiterated their desire for peace and tranquillity in the border areas(Reuters photo)
The standoff comes seven months after PM Narendra Modi and President Xi’s Mamallapuram meet where they had reiterated their desire for peace and tranquillity in the border areas(Reuters photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 05:34 AM IST
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Army rejects purported video of eastern Ladakh face-off

For the past three weeks, both the nuke countries were engaged in a stand-off in Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldie in eastern Ladakh
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Updated on Jun 17, 2020 11:55 AM IST
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India is right to be firm on China | HT Editorial

Tell Beijing its escalation will impact the overall relationship
The Galwan Valley confrontation is the latest in a series of confrontations triggered by Chinese attempts to hinder, if not block, India’s infrastructure construction along the border(HTPHOTO)
The Galwan Valley confrontation is the latest in a series of confrontations triggered by Chinese attempts to hinder, if not block, India’s infrastructure construction along the border(HTPHOTO)
Updated on May 27, 2020 06:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

The basic rules of travel etiquette

Respect your fellow travellers and keep the volume down
To stare in awe at the force that created the natural spectacle and your amazing good fortune to get a chance to be there, looking at it. This is not the moment to belt out a Bollywood Top 50 playlist on your phone(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
To stare in awe at the force that created the natural spectacle and your amazing good fortune to get a chance to be there, looking at it. This is not the moment to belt out a Bollywood Top 50 playlist on your phone(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 07:06 PM IST
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