For much of modern history, there were no precise maps of the China-India frontier in Ladakh
The Indian army also told China's PLA that disengagement of troops from Pangong Tso and a few other friction points in eastern Ladakh should be completed at the earliest
Ladakh councillor held for 'highly objectionable' audio clip mocking Narendra Modi, Indian Army over Galwan Valley stand-off
A councillor of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)-Kargil was arrested early on Saturday after his 'highly objectionable' audio clip mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Army in the wake of the recent face-off between India and China went viral on social media, officials said.
The proximate cause of China's belligerence is the completion of the Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldi (DSDBO) Road, completed by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) in April 2019 after nineteen years of work.
Galwan Valley face-off: MEA cites 1996, 2005 pacts to explain refrain from use of firearm; here's what the agreements actually say
The first agreement between India and China was signed in 1993 and related to border disputes and maintenance of peace until final resolution. But what does the treaty actually say on peace and wartime SOPs.
India-China LAC clash will test move to disengage; political leadership's ability to resolve conflict offers no guarantee on preventing future tragedy
Leaders of both militaries know a nightmare confronts them: the transformation of a relatively peaceful LAC into a kind of India-Pakistan Line of Control, where troops trade fire on an everyday basis, in battles that serve no genuine strategic purpose.
India-China standoff: Creeping land grab is classic Beijing feint; small punitive steps won't help, Delhi must prepare for limited war
The military operation to recover Galwan can be preceded by a set of punitive economic measures to show India means business.
Galwan Valley clash: From Taiwan and WHO to border infrastructure in Ladakh, theories abound on what triggered China to escalate border row
No one should assume that official India knows very much more than is evident, particularly not whether Beijing is willing to risk war over the issue.
Siachen area now open for tourists, announces Centre; Rajnath Singh says objective is to boost tourism in Ladakh
The government on Monday announced that the Siachen area, the world's highest battlefield, is now open to tourists.
India and China are trying to develop effective mechanisms to prevent the "embarrassing" face-offs between their troops along the "disputed" points of the Line of Actual Control, Defence Minister AK Antony said in New Delhi on Friday.
Official sources said today the intrusion took place on 17 June when the troops of China's People's Liberation Army(PLA) entered Indian territory in the Chumar sector.
China has proposed expansion of friendly contacts and greater communication between the troops of the two sides.
China’s PLA has sent out a simple message by its occupation of territory lying inside India: it promises quiet if India backs off building-up on the borders. India fears the quiet could precede an unpleasant awakening.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the Centre must clarify the ground situation in Ladakh region following withdrawal of the Chinese troops from Daulat Beg Oldi sector.
The Chinese side had earlier refused to budge from the territory occupied by them and insisted that Indian forces must first pull back its troops in the DBO sector.
China believes that peace and tranquility of border areas serve the "common interests of both the sides", the Chinese spokesperson said.
Has India reached the end of its diplomatoc options when it comes to the Chinese incursion in Ladakh?
Despite the military debacle in 1962 against China, India has done little to fortify its defences in the Northern and Western fronts.
Chinese troops are maintaining an aggressive posture and showing no signs of retreating from the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector where they have pitched their five tents and are getting regular supplies through trucks.