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Railways to give big boost to Indian Army at LAC against China
India

Railways to give big boost to Indian Army at LAC against China

The Indian government has completed the final location survey for three railway lines in the northeastern states that are expected to play a strategic role in helping the Indian military transport soldiers, weapons, supplies and equipment faster to the LAC with China, specially in Arunachal Pradesh

Satellite imagery shows Tawang clash no one-off incident, China appears prepped for much more
India

Satellite imagery shows Tawang clash no one-off incident, China appears prepped for much more

Worryingly for India, these developments may give the PLA a considerable boost in case a full-scale conflict breaks out in the future. The recent developments in the Yangtse plateau present the possibility of a Chinese attempt at cutting off Indian supply lines in times of war

Days after de-escalation from fisticuffs in Tawang, China conducts war games near Arunachal border
World

Days after de-escalation from fisticuffs in Tawang, China conducts war games near Arunachal border

In the confrontation that had taken place in Tawang on December 9, Indian Army soldiers had thrashed a much larger PLA contingent of 300 Chinese personnel who were attempting to capture territory around a mountaintop held by India in the Yangtse sector

China builds bridge in Doklam, sets stage for new LAC standoff
World

China builds bridge in Doklam, sets stage for new LAC standoff

This bridge has been built close to the place where there was a dispute between India and China in 2017. After a 73-day standoff, the armies of both countries pulled back from the disputed site. China is currently occupying land claimed by Bhutan in Doklam

WATCH: Top fighter aircraft in action as IAF flexes muscle at LAC
India

WATCH: Top fighter aircraft in action as IAF flexes muscle at LAC

Launched from IAF bases in Assam and West Bengal, the two-day exercise comes days after the clash between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh

IAF holds exercise in North East amid LAC tension with China
India

IAF holds exercise in North East amid LAC tension with China

The exercises, for which India had earlier announced a NOTAM (no-fly zone) over the North East for December 15-16, are being held from Indian Air Force (IAF) bases Tezpur, Chhabua, Jorhat in Assam and Hashimara in West Bengal

Arunachal Pradesh: India, China troops disengage after clash in Tawang sector
World

Arunachal Pradesh: India, China troops disengage after clash in Tawang sector

According to reports, soldiers on both sides suffered minor injuries. Both the Indian Army and the PLA reportedly disengaged from the area after the incident and held a flag meeting to resolve the issue

Arunachal Pradesh: 3 military personnel martyred in ALH helicopter crash, 2 bodies found
India

Arunachal Pradesh: 3 military personnel martyred in ALH helicopter crash, 2 bodies found

The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) crashed near the Tuting area in Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Siang district at around 10:40 am on Friday, according to Defence PRO, Guwahati

Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates satellite centre of IIM Shillong in Arunachal
India

Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates satellite centre of IIM Shillong in Arunachal

The Centre will help build the capacity of administrative officers of the state, especially in management skills and necessary policy interventions

Comforting to know China returned Arunachal teen, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi
Politics

Comforting to know China returned Arunachal teen, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

The China's People's Liberation Army handed over 17-year-old Miriam Taron to the Indian Army on Thursday, a week after he was allegedly abducted

India rejects China renaming places in Arunachal: A look at how northeastern state has remained under a constant threat from Beijing
India

India rejects China renaming places in Arunachal: A look at how northeastern state has remained under a constant threat from Beijing

China claims that Arunachal Pradesh is “South Tibet” – an area that falls under its administrative control. Last year, the country had said that it did not recognise Arunachal Pradesh as a part of India

India rejects China renaming places in Arunachal, says ‘invented’ names do not alter status
India

India rejects China renaming places in Arunachal, says ‘invented’ names do not alter status

India’s reaction came in response to Beijing announcing Chinese names for 15 more places in Arunachal Pradesh which the neighbouring country claims as South Tibet.

From modern healthcare facilities to smart classrooms for kids, Centre plans to create model villages at LAC
India

From modern healthcare facilities to smart classrooms for kids, Centre plans to create model villages at LAC

Primarily devised to discourage an increased migration of the border population to the plains, the move assumes greater significance against the backdrop of China bringing in a new, controversial border law

Damming Brahmaputra: With mega-dam plans, China might end up hurting itself more than India
World

Damming Brahmaputra: With mega-dam plans, China might end up hurting itself more than India

The true idea of a river is not of a single stream of water between two banks, but a nervous system of watery arteries and capillaries that form the circulatory system of a living ecosystem in a particular river basin.

Over 380 police personnel posted in Jammu and Kashmir to be transferred to Ladkah, says official
India

Over 380 police personnel posted in Jammu and Kashmir to be transferred to Ladkah, says official

Over 380 police personnel belonging to Ladakh and working in different places in Kashmir and Jammu regions will soon be transferred to Ladakh.

Amazon fires: Solutions lie beyond nationalist politics, a new green vision must be global in scope
World

Amazon fires: Solutions lie beyond nationalist politics, a new green vision must be global in scope

The world’s greatest forest is on fire. The Amazon rainforest is burning away at record rates, in thousands of forest fires spread over an area bigger than India.

Pema Khandu to take oath as Arunachal Pradesh chief minister on 29 May, says Kiren Rijiju
Politics

Pema Khandu to take oath as Arunachal Pradesh chief minister on 29 May, says Kiren Rijiju

BJP leader Pema Khandu will take oath as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on 29 May. "Pema Khandu will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on 29 May. Extend my gratitude to BJP MLAs for electing Khandu as the BJP legislature party leader," BJP leader Kiren Rijiju tweeted on Monday.

Day after Arunachal Pradesh MLA killed by suspected militants, Kiren Rijiju says forces have launched massive anti-insurgency operation
India

Day after Arunachal Pradesh MLA killed by suspected militants, Kiren Rijiju says forces have launched massive anti-insurgency operation

'A massive military operation has been launched by the security forces in eastern Arunachal Pradesh,' Rijiju said in a Facebook post.

From Manipur fulvettas to Darjeeling woodpeckers, bird-watching in Arunachal’s Dibang Valley
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From Manipur fulvettas to Darjeeling woodpeckers, bird-watching in Arunachal’s Dibang Valley

The best part about arranging for a birding trip from Assam to this region in Arunachal’s heart is that the roads pass through several other tributaries of the Brahmaputra, which also house tens of migratory and endemic birds in lower climes.

China warns India of flood-like situation after heavy rainfall: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh on high alert
India

China warns India of flood-like situation after heavy rainfall: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh on high alert

At present, three rivers in Assam — the Dhansiri, Brahmaputra and Jia Bharali — are flowing above the danger level, compelling 1,488 people to stay in relief camps.