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Tuesday, March 09, 2021

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.


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.

Explained: India has dismissed as 'fake' a report about China's use of 'microwave weapons'. What are these?

November 26, 2020 2:32 pm

India and China have been locked in a tense standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh for the last six months.

Chinese soldier held in eastern Ladakh after ‘straying’ across LAC; to be handed over to PLA soon

October 21, 2020 8:46 am

The incident comes as around 50,000 soldiers from each side are stationed in eastern Ladakh as part of the military standoff that began in early May.

Galwan clashes left India's relationship with China 'profoundly disturbed': Jaishankar

October 17, 2020 7:55 am

The Union Minister underlined that he has not got any “reasonable explanation” from his Chinese counterpart on China's behaviour along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Jaishankar also pointed to divergences with Beijing on “political issues” and “the relationship with Pakistan”.

China deployed 60,000 soldiers at LAC... India needs US in this fight: Mike Pompeo

October 11, 2020 9:17 am

After the Quad grouping in Tokyo, Mike Pompeo gave three interviews during which he spoke of China's "bad behaviour", and said the "tide's begun to turn". 

India and China might not want war, but will not be able to will peace either

September 12, 2020 9:05 am

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: Chinese aggression is a problem for the world. India has announced it intends to break the shackles of the past.


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.