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Friday, July 03, 2020

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.


From Ladakh, PM Modi sends out clear message to China: 'Era of expansionism has ended'

July 03, 2020 6:48 pm

Addressing Army, Air Force and ITBP personnel during his surprise visit to Ladakh, PM Modi said the bravery shown by the soldiers has sent a message about the strength of India.

'Your bravery will be source of inspiration': PM Modi meets soldiers injured in Galwan faceoff

July 03, 2020 6:54 pm

Earlier, addressing personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP at Nimu, PM Modi sent out a clear message to China and said that the "era of expansionism is over".

Military Digest: With the 72nd Punjabis to Victory

July 03, 2020 10:06 am

The 72nd fought in Egypt and Palestine as part of Field Marshal Allenby’s victorious army during the First World War. In 1922, after the great reorganisation of the Indian Army, they became the 3rd Battalion of the 2nd Punjab Regiment.

Daily briefing: Centre eases home isolation rules; Nepal Parliament prorogued as Oli fights party to remain PM

July 03, 2020 8:56 am

From Defence Minister Rajnath Singh clearing the purchase of 21 MiG-29 aircraft from Russia at a cost of Rs 7,418 crore to the Centre easing home isolation norms, read the top stories from our print edition today.

Explained Ideas: How to keep China at bay

July 03, 2020 8:18 am

Multiple localised actions on LAC hold key to keeping the PLA in check, argues Arjun Subramanian.

China has long undermined India’s manufacturing and IT sectors

July 03, 2020 9:34 am

India is poised to become one of the world’s largest connected economies as internet penetration approaches one billion. It is a major market for smartphones.

Multiple localised actions on LAC hold key to keeping PLA in check

July 03, 2020 9:29 am

While the window for a limited conflict remains wide open, it is important that both countries plunge back into the battle against COVID-19, more so India, which has less wiggle room than China to tackle multiple crises.

Explained: From Pinaka to Astra, the new weapons DAC has approved 'for defence of borders'

July 02, 2020 9:22 pm

The most prominent of these proposals include missile systems for the three services, and additional fighter jets for the Air Force. The aircraft will be bought from Russia, and also from the domestic Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Chinese apps ban was 'digital strike': Ravi Shankar Prasad

July 02, 2020 1:22 pm

The government had on Monday announced an interim ban on 59 apps with Chinese links, citing “emergent threats” to the country’s sovereignty and national security.

Chinese firms barred from road projects, investing in MSMEs

July 02, 2020 6:04 am

According to Gadkari, a policy will be out soon banning Chinese firms and relaxing norms for Indian companies to expand their eligibility criteria for participation in highway projects.


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.