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New Delhi: Amid the ongoing stand-off at Line of Actual Control in Ladakh sector, armies of both Indian and Chinese have clashed at Naku La in north Sikkim border area resulting in injuries from both the sides. “Around 20 Chinese soldiers were injured in the clash at Naku La in Sikkim, on the Indian side, four Indian Army soldiers reportedly sustained injuries,” India Today reported quoting sources. In a statement on Monday, the Indian Army…

New Delhi: Amid border standoff between the armies of India and China at Line of Control in Ladakh, the military commanders of both the countries on Sunday met at Moldo, opposite Chushul sector in India, for a ninth time for talks to defuse tensions and find a solution to end the standoff, a Delhi-based news organisation NDTV reported. The report said that nearly nine-month-long military standoff has seen tension rise along the LAC. Some 50,000…

New Delhi: Taking a dig at BJP led Government of India, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that China has a strategic vision but India does not. India and China are currently engaged in a standoff at the Line of Actual Control, the de-facto border between the countries since May last year. “I have raised a red flag for the government. The government feels that it can manage through event management. China works…

New Delhi: As shown by the satellite images, China has yet again occupied the Indian land and constructed a new village in Arunachal Pradesh, a state in India sharing borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east, and a disputed border with China in the north at the McMahon Line. The village, according to reports, consists of about 101 homes. The construction, approximately 4.5 kilometres within Indian territory of the border, will be…

‘Manali-Leh highway to be reopened by or before May’ Ladakh: Amid the India-China standoff, Tourism department in Ladakh union territory has reopened Pangong Lake for tourists from January 10 in this month after nearly a year of closure. Tourism department officials informed the news agency Kashmir News Observer that the prime tourist attraction in Ladakh UT, Pangong Lake has been reopened for tourists. Notably, the Pangong Lake in Ladakh was closed for tourists post border…

New Delhi: A Chinese soldier, who was held last week on the Indian side of the LAC (Line of Actual Control) in Ladakh, has been handed back, reports said on Monday. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier was handed back to China at the Chushul-Moldo meeting at 10:10 this morning, NDTV reported. Last week, the Indian army in a statement had said: “The People’s Liberation Army (PLA soldier) had transgressed across the LAC and was…

New Delhi:  A map of India on the website of the World Health Organization, depicting the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in a totally different colour, has evoked angry reactions from the Indian diaspora in Britain. WHO, however, has said that it follows UN guidelines and practice regarding maps. The map is on WHO’s COVID situation dashboard that shows the latest pandemic numbers by country. Whilst the rest of India is coloured…

Ladakh: An armed forces personnel belonging to China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was held by the Indian Army on the southern bank of Pangong Tso in Ladakh on Friday. Reports said that the armed forces personnel was apprehended after he strayed across to the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Pertinently, this is the second such incident reported since October last year. In a statement, the army said: “The People’s Liberation Army…

In a recent report titled “2020 China Military Power Report”, to the US Congress, by the United States Department of Defence’s Pentagon, the Indian map was showed with Pakistan-administered Kashmir as being part of Pakistan, while Aksai Chin was shown as a separate entity. In its report, released in September 2020, the Pentagon report shows the map in at least 10 pages, which ignores the claim of India over Pakistan administered Kashmir, showing it to…

‘Normalcy can be restored only if bilateral agreements are respected’ New Delhi: With the border standoff between India and China at Line of Actual Control in Ladakh set to enter its seventh month, India’s Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that ties between the two countries are under “severe stress” and normalcy can be restored only if bilateral agreements on border management are respected in their entirety. According to a report by Hindustan Times,…