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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Galwan Faceoff

In the worst flare-up on the Line of Actual Control in more than five decades, 20 Indian Army personnel, including the commanding officer of 16 Bihar, were killed on the night of June 15 in violent clashes with Chinese troops in the Galwan valley of Ladakh where disengagement of troops on either side was underway. The incident, according to officers, took place in the area between the LAC and junction of Galwan and Shyok rivers to the west. Talks between the two sides on disengagement in the Galwan valley area were held at Patrolling Point (PP) 14 which lies close to where the LAC crosses the Galwan river.


Ladakh standoff shows China intends to keep boundary issue alive, says Army Chief Gen Pande

May 10, 2022 10:49 am

Pande said that through the dialogue between the Corps Commanders from the two sides, “many friction areas have been resolved after talking to each other.”

Special to Express: 'Two years after Chinese aggression in Eastern Ladakh, time to change the narrative'

May 05, 2022 12:30 pm

There is a pressing requirement to have a single professional Rashtriya Border Guard by amalgamating central armed police forces, with the entire gamut of border management coming under the Army, and building partnerships is a strategic imperative to effectively checkmate future Chinese misadventures.

General Naravane: 'Continuing to engage in a positive atmosphere (with China)... sure it will lead to resolving differences'

April 30, 2022 10:37 pm

During General Naravane's 28-month tenure as Chief of the Army Staff, some momentous events took place including the standoff with China in Ladakh, the Covid pandemic, ceasefire with Pakistan and removal of AFSPA from some districts in states of the North-East.

US says it stands with India against Chinese aggression

February 04, 2022 8:46 am

State Department spokesperson Ned Price said, "We have previously voiced our concerns on Beijing's pattern of ongoing attempts to intimidate its neighbours. As we always do, we stand with friends."

China internet celebrity gets 8 months in jail for 'defaming' Chinese soldiers killed in Galwan clash

June 02, 2021 10:06 am

Qiu Ziming, described by the state-run Global Times as an internet celebrity for having over 2.5 million followers, received an eight-month jail term on Monday.

Explained: What is the new disengagement agreement in eastern Ladakh?

February 18, 2021 2:37 pm

India-China border standoff: What is the new disengagement plan in eastern Ladakh? What does this disengagement process entail? Why has this taken so long? Is the standoff resolved? We explain

India, China agree to ‘10th round of talks at an early date' to advance de-escalation

January 25, 2021 8:26 pm

The latest effort came two-and-a-half months after the last round of discussions between the two sides on November 6, with around 50,000 troops deployed in the region, along with additional artillery, tanks, and air defence assets.

India, China hold ninth round of LAC talks

January 25, 2021 8:01 am

India demanded status quo ante, seeking the return of all troops in the region to their original positions as of April 2020, and stressed that any resolution has to be for the entire region.

China, India in talks to hold 9th round of Commander-level meet on Ladakh standoff: Def Ministry

December 31, 2020 8:30 pm

Since the eighth round of Corps Commander-level talks between the armies of China and India, the two sides have maintained consultations on disengagement of frontline troops and strengthened management of border troops, Tan told an online media briefing.

China sees rising India as rival, wants to constrain ties with US: State Dept

November 20, 2020 10:34 am

The Chinese People's Liberation Army, the report said, recently provoked skirmishes along its disputed border with India, which killed dozens on both sides, and remains in a tense standoff with India's military.


From standoff to de-escalation: One year of Galwan clashes

June 15, 2021 7:38 pm

The first major breakthrough in talks to resolve the nine-month military standoff was only reached in February 2021.

Rajnath Singh in Leh: Reviews Army preparedness, boosts morale of soldiers

July 17, 2020 4:46 pm

Rajnath Singh, who arrived in Leh more than a month after 20 soldiers were killed in Galwan Valley on June 15, assured the troops that their sacrifice will not go in vain.

Farewell, Soldiers: Nation joins families in mourning those killed in Galwan Valley clash

June 19, 2020 11:12 am

Nation joins families in mourning those killed in Galwan Valley clash

'Boycott China': People take to streets after LAC clash

June 18, 2020 3:00 pm

The protests come days after a violent clash in Ladakh left 20 Indian soldiers dead.