Monday, July 6, 2020

India, China Talk of Border Disengagement 'At the Earliest', But Key Differences Remain

While the Indian statement says both Special Representatives affirmed India and China should “strictly respect and observe the line of actual control and not take unilateral action to alter the status quo”, the Chinese statement makes no mention of the LAC or the need to maintain status quo. India, China Talk of Border Disengagement 'At the Earliest', But Key Differences Remain India's national security advisor, Ajoy Doval (L), spoke with China's foreign minister, Wang Yi (R), by telephone on Sunday. Both men are Special Representatives of their respective governments for resolution of the boundary question. Photo: Reuters


New Delhi: As their border standoff enters its second month, India and China have upgraded the level of diplomatic communication with the latest talks between their designated ‘Special Representatives (SRs) on the Boundary Question’. 

Manohar Parrikar had Rafale file all memorised, blamed Jaitley for delaying OROP: New book

Book titled ‘An Extraordinary Life’ also recounts Manohar Parrikar’s sleepless night when Indian troops conducted surgical strikes across the LoC in 2016. File image of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar | Wikimedia Commons | Glenn Fawcett
File image of Manohar Parrikar | Wikimedia Commons | Glenn Fawcett




New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office called Manohar Parrikar three times to join the Union cabinet in 2014, before he reluctantly acquiesced in November that year. His days as defence minister were eventful, but his personal life was “tiring” and “lonely” — he hated Delhi for its pollution and “darbari” culture, lack of friends and shortage of Goan fish.

‘Remember Gauri Lankesh’: Rana Ayyub receives death & rape threats after posts on Kashmir

Journalist Rana Ayyub posted screenshots of several death and rape threats she has been getting on social media after calling out Bashir Ahmed Khan's killing in Jammu and Kashmir.
A file photo of journalist Rana Ayyub | Photo: YouTube screengrab


 


New Delhi: Journalist Rana Ayyub took to Twitter Friday to share screenshots of the several rape and death threats she has been receiving on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Rahul Gandhi's '3 Harvard Case Studies On Failure' Taunt At PM

India now places third among countries worst hit by coronavirus with more than 6.9 lakh cases on Sunday evening, overtaking Russia (6.8 lakh cases). Rahul Gandhi's '3 Harvard Case Studies On Failure' Taunt At PM
Rahul Gandhi has been constantly attacking the government since the beginning of the pandemic. (File)


New Delhi: 
Rahul Gandhi tweeted this morning that future Harvard Business School studies on failure would include COVID-19, demonetisation and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

China Withdrawing In Ladakh, Tents Gone, Troops Reduced

Reports of the pull-back in the last 24 hours have emerged three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise visit to a Ladakh forward post on Friday. China Withdrawing In Ladakh, Tents Gone, Troops Reduced Recent satellite images are proof of multiple Chinese intrusions across the Line of Actual Control.



New Delhi: 
China has withdrawn troops by at least a kilometer in three places in Ladakh including the tense Galwan river valley where 20 soldiers were killed in action in a deadly brawl with Chinese troops on June 15, sources said on Monday. Indian soldiers have also pulled back and a buffer zone has been created between the troops of both sides, according to the sources.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Massive Chinese Build-up:Chinese Structures, Soldiers Spotted In Galwan Valley In New Satellite Images

NDTV has reached out to the Army and the Ministry of External Affairs for comment. Chinese Structures, Soldiers Spotted In Galwan Valley In New Satellite Images Massive Chinese build-up seen in the Galwan region in new satellite images


A day after India and China agreed to start the process of disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, high resolution satellite images appear to show the presence of Chinese structures on both sides of the Line of Actual Control in the Galwan river valley.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Instead of lies and half truths, it would be better if PM apologizes for terrible sufferings millions have endured

Instead of lies and half-truths, it would be better for the Prime Minister and his ministers to have the humility to apologise for the terrible suffering that millions of Indians have endured. They suffered because of administrative failures on a criminal scale 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. (PTI Photo/File)



Written by Tavleen Singh 

And, he is back, as full of bluster and bombast as ever. I speak, as some of you may have guessed, of our Home Minister. He has been so invisible since the pandemic arrived that Delhi’s pulsating political grapevine has been abuzz with rumours that he was seriously unwell.

Why Must We Believe All Is Well' in India's Border Clash With China

Irrespective of what is  unfolding on the border with China, the govt is  focusing on controlling its power and population within. More than the materiality of territory, it wants to manipulate the idea of India and Indians and that’s why it has been to convince us that all is well.
 Why It's Necessary to Believe 'All Is Well' in India's Border Clash With China
An undated photo of Indian soldiers near the China border. Photo: BMN Network/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


Nikita Sud


If well respected defence analysts are to be believed, China now controls part of Indian territory in Ladakh.

This may be as much as 60 square kilometres. The Army, the political executive, and darbari media channels initially refuted suggestions of infiltration. They kept telling us all is well. In the words of the Indian Army Chief reported on June 13, the situation is under control.

PLA Death Squads Hunted Down Indian Troops in Galwan in Savage Execution Spree, Say Survivors

The killings mark the Indian Army’s worst losses since the 1999 Kargil war, and mark the most intense fighting between India and China since 1967. This satellite photo provided by Planet Labs shows the Galwan Valley area in the Ladakh region near the Line of Actual Control between India and China on June 16, 2020. (Planet Labs via AP)
This satellite photo provided by Planet Labs shows the Galwan Valley area in the Ladakh region near the Line of Actual Control between India and China on June 16, 2020. (Planet Labs via AP)




Furious hand-to-hand fighting raged across the Galwan river valley for over eight hours on Monday night, as People’s Liberation Army assault teams armed with iron rods as well as batons wrapped in barbed wire hunted down and slaughtered troops of the 16 Bihar Regiment, a senior government official familiar with the debriefing of survivors at hospitals in Leh has told News18.

PM should tell nation how Chinese occupied Indian territory: Sonia Gandhi

In a video message, she said the Prime Minister should disclose to the country the situation on the ground in Galwan Valley. Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should tell the country how China was able to occupy Indian territory.



Asserting that the brutal killing of 20 Indian Army men by Chinese forces have shaken the conscience of the country, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday posed several hard questions to the BJP government at the Centre and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tell the country how China was able to occupy Indian territory.

AAP’s Atishi tests positive for Covid-19, fourth Delhi MLA to get coronavirus

Atishi, represents Kalkaji assembly constituency, was tested on Tuesday and her report came positive on Wednesday, PTI quoted party sources as saying. She is currently under home quarantine. atishi, aap, coronavirus, delhi
AAP MLA from Kalkaji Atishi has tested positive for the coronavirus. (Express file photo by Amit Mehra)



Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA and national spokesperson Atishi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders took to Twitter to wish her speedy recovery.

How China Assaulted Indian Soldiers, Flung Them Into River

Sources in Ladakh told NDTV that some soldiers who were injured are in critical condition now but said the army alone is authorized to comment on the matter.
20 soldiers including a Colonel have been killed in the line of duty in Ladakh



New Delhi: India has conveyed to China the fact that the deadly clash in eastern Ladakh on Monday night will have "a serious impact" on relations between the two countries. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar shared this with his counterpart in Beijing in a phone conversation today. Both sides agreed not to take "any action to escalate matters", a statement from the Foreign Ministry said.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested positive for coronavirus.



New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested positive for coronavirus. He took a second test today after his fever worsened. The minister's first test had come negative yesterday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Dragon invites elephant to dance

Despite meeting several times in the last six years, Mr Modi has not been able to achieve any notable success in his interactions with Mr Xi. india china border tension, india china border dispute, india chinese army talks, india china talks, india china ladakh issue, Galwan valley, Pangong Tso, Gogra, india china war, p chidambaram
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram last year. (PTI/File)



Last week, we learned more about the geography of India. Unfamiliar names like Galwan valley, Pangong Tso (lake) and Gogra, all in Ladakh, have entered our living rooms.

It is Intrusion

The genesis of the current developments in the India-China relationship can be traced to the clashes that took place at Pangong Tso on May 5, and in the preceding days. Although the government has never admitted that Chinese troops are in Indian territory, the following facts are certain:

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