Pangong On Boil: PIL troops positioned along LAC with Spears and Guns

The fresh incident comes a day after Monday’s skirmish where Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops indulged in provocative military movements and also fired shots to intimidate Indian soldiers, as per the Indian Army. China, too, accused India of doing the same. As fresh border confrontation erupted between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, China on Tuesday hoped disengagement can be achieved as soon as possible through mutual consultations, flagging approaching harsh winter in the region. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian expressed this hope hours after India and China…

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China controls 1000 Sq Km of area in Ladakh

The official revealed that in Depsang Plains, from patrolling point 10-13, the scale of Chinese control of India’s perception of the LAC stood at about 900 sq.km. About 1,000 square kilometres of area in Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is now under Chinese control, intelligence inputs provided to the Centre suggest. China has been amassing troops and fortifying its presence along the LAC since April-May. Twenty soldiers were killed on June 15 in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in violent clashes with China’s People’s Liberation Army…

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China’s PLA troops carry out ‘Provocative military movements’ near Pangong Tso to change status quo: Army

The Chinese army carried out provocative military movements in Ladakh to change status quo, the Indian Army has said. The incident took place near the Pangong Tso lake on the intervening night of August 29 and 30, the army said. The two sides are already engaged in a standoff in the area which witnessed skirmishes between the two sides on June 15. “Indian troops pre-empted this PLA activity on the Southern Bank of Pangong Tso Lake, undertook measures to strengthen our positions and thwart Chinese intentions to unilaterally change facts…

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GoI pushes hard to complete 1st all-weather route to Ladakh connecting Darcha to Nimu via Padum

India’s national security planners are pushing hard to complete an all-weather strategic route to Ladakh that will link Darcha in Himachal Pradesh to Nimu via Padum in Kargil’s Zanskar valley, people familiar with the matter said. Senior military commanders said the third route to connect Ladakh by road is urgently needed given Pakistan and its all-weather friend, China’s interest in the Siachen Glacier and Daulat Beg Oldie. Nimu is 35 kilometres from Leh town and headquarters of XIV Corps responsible for the defence of East Ladakh and Siachen Glacier. This…

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Modi reaches Ladakh, to take stock of the situation after Galwan Valley face-off with China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Ladakh, more than a fortnight after a violent face-off between the Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley. The prime minister is in Ladakh to review the situation on the ground. PM Modi is accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army chief General MM Naravane. The prime minister is currently at one of the forward locations in Nimu where he is interacting with personnel of the Army, Air Force and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). Located at 11,000 feet, this…

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China wants India to undo the abrogation of Article 370 for withdrawal from Ladakh

By Syed Ali Mujtaba There is a Chinese proverb; the one who ties the knot can alone untie it. This proverb China wants to attribute to India to reduce the tensions going on along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). China wants India to undo the abrogation of Article 370 that changed the status of Jammu and Kashmir. There are few plausible reasons making rounds for Chinese incursion into India. They are; India’s construction of Darbuk-Shyok-Daulet Beg Oldi (DSDBO) road from 2000. India along with the US and other powers…

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Chinese Inscribe huge symbol, Map onto disputed territory in Pangong

The inscriptions, located between ‘Finger 4’ and ‘Finger 5’ measure approximately 81 meters in length and 25 meters in breadth and are large enough to be clearly spotted by passing imagery satellites.  In a claim to the disputed territory, Chinese forces in the contested Fingers region of Ladakh’s Pangong Lake have inscribed a massive Mandarin symbol and map of China onto the ground they occupy. The inscriptions, located between ‘Finger 4’ and ‘Finger 5’ measure approximately 81 metres in length and 25 metres in breadth and are large enough to…

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‘If no one entered Indian territory, then how did our 20 Soldiers died?’: Congress asks PM

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday posed five questions for the Centre to answer on government’s position on the Indo-China border conflict over the past 6 weeks that peaked with a deadly clash in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley along the LAC on June 15, resulting in 20 casualties among Indian Army soldiers and an unverified number of deaths on the Chinese side . Among other questions, Sibal alleged that the government was in denial of Chinese “intrusions” as “confirmed” by army generals and satellite imagery and sought to know…

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After three days of negotiation, ten Indian Army personnel including two Majors released by China

As per reports, China on Thursday evening released 10 Indian soldiers. This followed days after fierce border clash in Galwan Valley that left at least 20 Indian Army soldiers dead. China frees 10 Indian soldiers seized in a border clash in Ladakh: Report The 10 soldiers were freed late Thursday evening after dialogue Release after several rounds of talks between India and China ys after fierce clash in Galwan Valley area in Ladakh, China on Thursday evening released 10 Indian Army personnel, including two Majors. “Ten Indian Army personnel including…

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Amidst standoff in Ladakh, China preparing for infiltration behind enemy lines

China is preparing for a massive infiltration into Eastern Ladakh amid nearly a month-long standoff between Chinese and Indian troops at the Himalaya heights where both sides claim that it is their territory. Media reports emanating from China have indicated that the PLA troops have been holding night-time high-altitude exercises in Tibetan Plateau to “infiltrate behind the enemy lines”. This is an unmistakable hint towards the Indian positions along the LAC in eastern Ladakh that lie adjacent to Tibetan plateau. It is for the first time that China has served…

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