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Rajnath Singh: Can’t depend on foreign players for India’s defence needs
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Rajnath Singh said the country should “not only be able to ensure the fulfilment of our national interests but also be able to help other people in times of need”.

Govt bans import of 101 defence equipment items
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

The Defence Ministry, Rajnath Singh said, is “ready for a big push to Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative”, and will “introduce import embargo on 101 items beyond the given timeline to boost indigenisation of defence production”.

Explained: The negative imports list for defence announced by Rajnath Singh
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Announcing the policy, Singh said that the Defence Ministry is “now ready for a big push to Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative” and will introduce “import embargo on 101 items beyond given timeline to boost indigenisation of defence production”.

MoD note saying China came in is taken off website
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

When contacted on Thursday, the Defence Ministry spokesperson declined to comment on why the document had been pulled from the Ministry’s website. Based on what the document said, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “lying”

India to China: Proposal to step back further is untenable, not acceptable
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Two days after the talks were held, the high-powered China Study Group (CSG) reviewed the Chinese proposal Tuesday and asked the Army to convey that the proposal of “mutual and equal” disengagement at Pangong was “not acceptable” to India.

Fifth round of talks held amid stalemate in Pangong Tso
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Focus on intrusion on north bank of lake, access to Depsang patrol points

Pangong and Gogra not yet resolved, Army awaits talks
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

The standoff at Pangong Tso and Patrolling Point 17A at Gogra, Army sources said, is still to be resolved and is likely to be the focus of the fifth round of talks at the level of the Corps Commander.

Explained: From speed to weapon capabilities of India’s Rafale fighter jets
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

India’s Rafale fighter jets: When all the 36 Rafale jets are delivered by 2022, we will have 32 squadrons, still well below the 42 squadrons of the sanctioned strength.

Rafale jets reach Ambala today: What next after 7,000-km journey from France?
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

The aircraft will be inducted at Air Force Station Ambala on Wednesday, subject to weather, the IAF has said. The final induction ceremony will take place in the second half of August.

Ayodhya, Aug 5: PM at Ram temple event will be live on DD
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Incidentally, August 5 will mark one year of the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the State of Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories.

Explained: Why it is a challenge maintaining troops on LAC
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

The Army is preparing for extra provisions for additional troops who have been moved to the LAC amid the standoff with the Chinese. What does it take to keep a soldier battle-fit in such harsh conditions?

Chinese dig in at Pangong Tso and Gogra, India says more talks soon
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

The “need for another military or diplomatic meeting is being felt,” the source said, especially over the situation in Pangong Tso where “some differences have emerged” on the “status and claims” of the LAC and rearward movement of troops. The disengagement and de-escalation processes, the source said, are “presently stalled”.

LAC: No more thinning of troops, Army prepares for the long haul
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

It is learnt that the Army is preparing to retain some of the additional troops of three extra divisions moved to the region to mirror the Chinese build-up in the depth areas.

Rajnath: Can’t guarantee talks outcome, no power can take inch of India land
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

Near Pangong, he tells troops want peace, but can give befitting reply

India-China border dispute | Disengagement can take a while: Army and Govt say process intricate, complex
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

In a terse statement on the fourth round of talks between XIV Corps Commander Lt General Harinder Singh and South Xinjiang Military Region Commander Major General Liu Lin, the Army said the two sides “are taking it forward through regular meetings at diplomatic and military level”.

Army says complete disengagement at LAC intricate, will require constant verification
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

The terse statement diverges from previous meetings which had been termed positive. It also hints that more conversations at both diplomatic and military levels will be needed to resolve the standoff, which is now in its 12th week. 

LAC talks very positive, PLA ready to discuss Pangong, says official
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

In Pangong Tso, Chinese troops had come 8 km west of Finger 8 which India says marks the LAC. While the PLA has vacated the Finger 4 base area, its troops continue to occupy the ridgeline there.

Corps Commanders meet goes on for nearly 12 hours
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

While both Indian and Chinese troops have shown some pullback at the four friction points, including the north bank of Pangong Tso, further reduction in the number of troops and the distance between them were to be discussed by the Corps Commanders on Tuesday.

India-China border dispute: Pangong, Depsang on table as Corps Commanders meet today
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

The meeting will start Tuesday morning at the Chushul border point with Moldo — the first two meetings took place at Moldo on the Chinese side on June and June 22 while the third meeting was at Chushul.

Jaishankar on disengagement: Very much a work in progress
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

The minister’s remarks came on the day Indian Army sources said Chinese troops have vacated the base at Finger 4 in Pangong Tso, and have thinned their strength somewhat on the ridgeline.

Pangong Tso in focus as troops disengage at 3 friction points
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

This clears the decks for another round of talks, especially on Pangong Tso where even after some thinning out, Chinese troops are still present in large numbers at Finger 4 on the northern banks of the lake.

Disengagement process: Troops step back 2 km in Hot Springs, Gogra next
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

"The progress is good. Both forces are moving back with vehicles and structures. The target was set for this evening and it appears it is going to be achieved," a senior army officer said.

Cabinet nod to extend free grain scheme till Nov, 3 free LPGs till September
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Among the key measures, the Cabinet gave its nod to extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, which provides for allocation of foodgrain from the Central pool, until November with an additional estimated expenditure of Rs 76,062 crore.

After Galwan Valley, troops on both sides start pulling back in Hot Springs sector
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

Both sides, sources said, have moved back troops by more than 1 km at each of these locations and neither side will patrol the de facto buffer zones as long as the current tensions continue. These limits on patrolling, sources said, will not be permanent.

In Galwan, both sides agree: Troops step back 1.8 km, 30 soldiers each in tents
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

According to a senior Army officer, the Chinese military camp at PP14 in Galwan Valley, reconstructed at the site of the June 15 clashes in which 20 Indian Army personnel were killed, has been completely dismantled and all tents have been uprooted. Troops and material have been taken back in vehicles.

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