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Is the new airstrip at Lakshadweep India's counter to China?
India

Is the new airstrip at Lakshadweep India's counter to China?

he project, which involves suggestions from the civil aviation and home ministries, Navy, Air Force and coast guards, is likely to be completed in the next five years

Arunachal Pradesh: Army's forward posts along LAC to have helipads for swift troop mobilisation
India

Arunachal Pradesh: Army's forward posts along LAC to have helipads for swift troop mobilisation

The Army has already deployed a large number of indigenously-built remotely piloted aircraft, Switch, in the forward posts to monitor Chinese activities

India, China hold military talks, discuss air space violations, provocations by Chinese Air Force
India

India, China hold military talks, discuss air space violations, provocations by Chinese Air Force

The talks were held on Tuesday after the Indian Air Force sternly countered the Chinese attempts to provoke in the Eastern Ladakh sector by violating air space and the confidence-building measure lines which mandate that both sides should fly fighter planes within 10 Kilometers of the LAC

Eastern Ladakh: Chinese fighter jets continue attempts to provoke India on LAC
World

Eastern Ladakh: Chinese fighter jets continue attempts to provoke India on LAC

The Chinese aircraft have been regularly flying close to the LAC in the last three to four weeks which is seen as an attempt to probe the Indian defence mechanism in the area

Understanding the new I2U2 bloc and what exactly was agreed at the first summit attended by PM Modi
India

Understanding the new I2U2 bloc and what exactly was agreed at the first summit attended by PM Modi

The I2U2, comprising India, the US, UAE and Israel, met for the first time and established a 'positive agenda'. At the meet of the 'West Asian Quad', it was decided that the UAE would invest $2 billion to develop integrated food parks in India as well as a hybrid renewable energy project in Gujarat

WATCH: 'Europe has to grow out of mindset that its problems are world's problems,' says EAM Jaishankar
India

WATCH: 'Europe has to grow out of mindset that its problems are world's problems,' says EAM Jaishankar

'I come in one conflict because it will help me in conflict two. That's not how the world works. A lot of our problems in China have nothing to do with Ukraine and have nothing to do with Russia. They are predated,' Jaishankar said

'BRICS must live up to commitments to sovereign equality and territorial integrity,' says S Jaishankar
World

'BRICS must live up to commitments to sovereign equality and territorial integrity,' says S Jaishankar

His comments assumed significance as they came in the backdrop of the lingering border row between India and China in eastern Ladakh and Russia's military invasion of Ukraine

India suspends tourist visas issued to Chinese nationals
World

India suspends tourist visas issued to Chinese nationals

In a circular, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that tourist visas issued to nationals of China are no longer valid

UGC urges students to exercise caution before studying in China, says no recognition for online degrees
India

UGC urges students to exercise caution before studying in China, says no recognition for online degrees

On Friday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held meetings with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, where the latter raised the issue of the return of Indian students to China

China, India should put differences on border issue at ‘proper position’ in bilateral ties, says Wang Yi
India

China, India should put differences on border issue at ‘proper position’ in bilateral ties, says Wang Yi

Wang is also the Special Representative of China for India-China border talks along with National Security Advisor Doval

Amid border tensions, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi may visit India later this month
India

Amid border tensions, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi may visit India later this month

If the visit takes place, it will be the first trip by a senior Chinese leader to India after the eastern Ladakh standoff between the two neighbours began in May 2020

India will make its own decisions, diplomat says in US Congressional hearing on country abstaining from UN vote against Russia
World

India will make its own decisions, diplomat says in US Congressional hearing on country abstaining from UN vote against Russia

The diplomat made the remarks replying to lawmakers' questions on New Delhi abstaining from several UN vote on Russian aggression against Ukraine.

China provoking India at every turn, says US Diplomat
World

China provoking India at every turn, says US Diplomat

India's relationship with China is right now going through a very difficult phase after Beijing violated agreements not to bring the military forces to the eastern Ladakh border.

As a new Great Game is being played in Ukraine, India awaits the next Chinese misadventure on its borders
World

As a new Great Game is being played in Ukraine, India awaits the next Chinese misadventure on its borders

We know even more so after the Ukraine imbroglio that we walk a lonely road in checkmating China. The weakening of the Western alliance has emboldened China

A tale of 60 love letters and an unusual request from an ITBP officer posted at LAC
India

A tale of 60 love letters and an unusual request from an ITBP officer posted at LAC

As we were having our piping hot cup of tea and pakoras, two items that always greeted us on helipads, a young officer of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police approached us

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.

Some irresponsible nations with hegemonic tendencies twisting definition of UNCLOS: Rajnath Singh slams China
India

Some irresponsible nations with hegemonic tendencies twisting definition of UNCLOS: Rajnath Singh slams China

Singh said that it was a matter of concern that UNCLOS was being repeatedly weakened by arbitrary interpretation of its definition by some nations

Congress questions PM Modi on 'Chinese' villages coming up near Doka La plateau
Politics

Congress questions PM Modi on 'Chinese' villages coming up near Doka La plateau

Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh said latest satellite images show that China has built four villages in Bhutan, next to Dokalam, and has grabbed 100 square kilometres of land in the area through illegal incursions

Rahul Gandhi takes swipe at Modi govt over China strategy, says 'Mr 56 is scared'
India

Rahul Gandhi takes swipe at Modi govt over China strategy, says 'Mr 56 is scared'

The Congress leader on Friday alleged that the country's national security is 'unpardonably compromised' as the government does not have a strategy on China