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India-China Himalayan Border Clash: China detains blogger for comments on conflict

Chinese authorities arrested a blogger for comments on Chinese soldiers who died in a Himalayan border clash with Indian troops last year. The 38-year-old man identified as Ziming Qiu for “maliciously distorting the truth” about the conflict, authorities said. In two social media posts Qiu said the commander survived the clashes because he was the […]

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4 Chinese soldiers died during bloody Himalayan border clash with India last year

China for the first time has confessed to casualties during a bloody Himalayan border clash with Indian troops in June last year. China revealed four of its soldiers died after fighting “foreign troops” who “crossed into the Chinese border”, said Chinese state media. The skirmish had taken place in the Galwan Valley in India’s Ladakh […]

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Indian and Chinese troops pullback from parts of disputed Himalayan border

Indian and Chinese troops began to pull back from parts of their disputed territory in the Himalayan border months after a deadly clash. India’s defence minister said the move to withdraw troops in Ladakh was the result of “sustained talks” between the nuclear-armed neighbours. His remarks came a day after a similar announcement from China. […]

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India hands over Chinese soldier who strayed across the border in Ladakh

India handed back a Chinese soldier after he strayed across a contested border in the Himalayan region, Indian army officials said. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier was apprehended in the Demchok area of Ladakh, India said on Monday. The soldier was disoriented and was provided medical assistance and oxygen, the army said in a […]

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India, China agree to pause new troop deployment along their disputed border

India and China have agreed to stop deploying more troops along their borders and avoid action that might complicate matters. Military officials on Monday exchanged ideas on their contested contested Himalayan border in Ladakh, Chinese defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Tuesday. A joint press release said both sides had agreed to “avoid misunderstandings and misjudgments”, […]

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‘China has more tools to make India suffer severe losses’: China’s English mouthpiece Global Times warns

China is able to make India suffer more severe military losses than in the past if it wants to engage in competition, state-backed newspaper Global Times said on Tuesday. Indian forces foiled an attempt by Chinese troops to occupy a hill on the Asian giants’ disputed border in the western Himalayas, officials in New Delhi […]

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Indian Army claims to have foiled China’s attempt to encroach over disputed border in Ladakh

India mobilises troops to stop the Chinese from extending their control over the Pangong Tso lake Indian troops foiled the PLA Chinese troops attempt to encroach over the disputed and ill-defined border in the western Himalayas, the Indian army said on Monday, in a fresh flare-up between the two nuclear-armed countries. Pre-emptive action by the […]

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Narendra Modi visits Indian army base 250km away from deadly India-China faceoff site

Weeks after Indian and Chinese troops clashed at Galwan Valley, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a visit to Leh, Ladakh on Friday. Modi’s visit comes amid the border standoff with China and the military sittings between the two armies. Reports claim Mr. Modi was accompanied by the chief of defence staff, General Bipin Rawat, […]

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India expedites construction on 32 road projects along China border amid violent faceoff

Amidst the continuing standoff between the Indian Army and China’s PLA, the Centre on Monday reviewed ongoing road projects along the Sino-Indian border, and decided to expedite work on 32 of them, officials said. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting convened by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), and attended by the Central […]

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India rejects China’s claim over sovereignty of Galwan Valley

India rejected China’s claim over the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, asserting that attempts by the Chinese side to “advance exaggerated and untenable” claims are not at all acceptable. Anurag Srivastava, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson said China’s claim over Galwan Valley was not in accordance with its own position in the past, noting […]

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Chinese forces used nail-studded rods to attack Indian soldiers

An image has emerged showing a crude weapon purportedly used by Chinese forces in the fatal brawl along China’s disputed border with India on Monday. The fight in the Galwan Valley left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead and raised tensions between the two powers. China did not acknowledge any casualties among its forces. Both […]

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China blocks India’s normal patrolling pattern along Indo-China border

China is hindering India’s normal patrolling along the Line of Actual Control, the Indian Foreign Office said on Thursday, adding that India had a responsible approach to border management. “All Indian activities are entirely on our side of the LAC. Indian troops did not cross LAC in Western Sector or Sikkim. Indian troops are fully […]