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Indian Army gears up for winter in Ladakh, rushes supplies in biggest logistics operation in decades
India

Indian Army gears up for winter in Ladakh, rushes supplies in biggest logistics operation in decades

To deal with any Chinese misadventure, India has deployed over three additional Army divisions in eastern Ladakh, where the temperature fluctuates between minus five to minus 25 degrees Celsius between October and January

'Don't preempt end result, need to trust armed forces,' says S Jaishankar on Ladakh standoff
India

'Don't preempt end result, need to trust armed forces,' says S Jaishankar on Ladakh standoff

Jaishankar told Times Now in an interview that there is also a need to have trust in the ability of the system, both military commanders and the diplomatic channels, in negotiating with the Chinese

Two 'medium' intensity earthquakes with magnitude 5.4 and 3.6 hit Ladakh; no casualties, injuries so far
India

Two 'medium' intensity earthquakes with magnitude 5.4 and 3.6 hit Ladakh; no casualties, injuries so far

Reports said that the epicentre was around 129 kilometres northeast of Leh, the capital of the Union Territory

Ladakh stand-off: Disengagement a complex process, necessary to ensure stability on ground, says MEA
India

Ladakh stand-off: Disengagement a complex process, necessary to ensure stability on ground, says MEA

MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said disengagement would require mutually agreed "reciprocal actions", and the way ahead will be to refrain from making any attempts to unilaterally change the status quo at the LAC

Latest India-China joint statement suggests New Delhi is misreading Beijing's gameplan, playing into its hands
India

Latest India-China joint statement suggests New Delhi is misreading Beijing's gameplan, playing into its hands

Keeping up the pretence of talks allows China enough time to reinforce its control over newly acquired areas that are on the Indian side of LAC by creating more infrastructure, boosting logistics and building communication network.

By placing faith in diplomacy, not armed forces, India has narrowed its options to handle China: Brahma Chellaney
India

By placing faith in diplomacy, not armed forces, India has narrowed its options to handle China: Brahma Chellaney

India under successive governments failed to grasp the true nature of the Chinese communist state, strategic affairs expert Brahma Chellaney has said

Parliament Monsoon Session: LS passes farm bills as Harsimrat Kaur Badal quits PM's Cabinet in protest; RS discusses COVID-19 management
India

Parliament Monsoon Session: LS passes farm bills as Harsimrat Kaur Badal quits PM's Cabinet in protest; RS discusses COVID-19 management

In the Rajya Sabha, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said that a coronavirus vaccine is likely to be available in India by early next year and added that the Centre is aiming to bring down India's COVID-19 mortality rate

Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes controversial farm sector bills; SAD's Harsimrat Badal quits Modi Cabinet
Politics

Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes controversial farm sector bills; SAD's Harsimrat Badal quits Modi Cabinet

Parliament LIVE Updates: Harsimrat Kaur Badal of Shiromani Akali Dal will resign as Union minister over government's farm ordinances, PTI reported. She has been handling the food processing ministry in the NDA government since 2014

'China violated peace in east Ladakh': Rajnath Singh in RS slams Beijing over its 'complete disregard' for bilateral agreements
India

'China violated peace in east Ladakh': Rajnath Singh in RS slams Beijing over its 'complete disregard' for bilateral agreements

Beijing has undertaken significant infrastructure construction along the Line of Actual Control, Rajnath Singh told the Upper House on Thursday

Importance of Chushul sector: Indian Army's consolidation will give New Delhi access to east Ladakh and region's crucial airstrip
India

Importance of Chushul sector: Indian Army's consolidation will give New Delhi access to east Ladakh and region's crucial airstrip

The Chushul sector in Ladakh is also the site where the 114 Brigade and the 13 Kumaon regiment headed by Major Shaitan Singh had fought a valiant battle against the PLA in 1962

The Friday List: From Cavalli's music to touring the world through 80 trees, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From Cavalli's music to touring the world through 80 trees, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

S Jaishankar, Chinese counterpart Wang Yi hold talks, formulate 5-point plan for resolving Ladakh standoff
India

S Jaishankar, Chinese counterpart Wang Yi hold talks, formulate 5-point plan for resolving Ladakh standoff

The two ministers agreed that both sides shall abide by all the existing agreements and protocol on India-China boundary affairs, a joint statement said

Family Albums From Ladakh: Nostalgia and memory converge in a rare examination of the 'Ladakhi' identity
Lifestyle

Family Albums From Ladakh: Nostalgia and memory converge in a rare examination of the 'Ladakhi' identity

Family Albums From Ladakh by Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation (LAMO) focuses on how representations of the region changed with the arrival of photography.

Ladakh standoff: Space for diplomacy shrinking fast as India, China remain on the edge of military conflict
India

Ladakh standoff: Space for diplomacy shrinking fast as India, China remain on the edge of military conflict

India wants a political key to unlock the dangerous stalemate in Ladakh, but political engagements so far have failed to produce any breakthrough.

After fresh tensions in Ladakh, China says it hopes for disengagement as soon as possible
India

After fresh tensions in Ladakh, China says it hopes for disengagement as soon as possible

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian's statement comes hours after India and China accused each other of firing in the air near the Pangong lake at the LAC on Monday

Indian Army says it did not transgress Ladakh LAC, calls PLA statement 'attempt to mislead'
India

Indian Army says it did not transgress Ladakh LAC, calls PLA statement 'attempt to mislead'

The Indian Army said in a statement that while it is committed to maintain peace, it is determined to protect national integrity and sovereignty at all costs

India-China border tensions: Beijing accuses Indian soldiers of firing 'warning shots' along LAC in Ladakh; New Delhi denies claim
India

India-China border tensions: Beijing accuses Indian soldiers of firing 'warning shots' along LAC in Ladakh; New Delhi denies claim

The PLA's claims come two days before S Jaishankar is slated to meet Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on 10 September in Moscow

Ahead of meet with China's Wang Yi, S Jaishankar says state of border can't be de-linked from state of relationship
India

Ahead of meet with China's Wang Yi, S Jaishankar says state of border can't be de-linked from state of relationship

External affairs minister described the situation in eastern Ladakh as "very serious" and said it calls for very very deep conversation

BJP’s Ram Madhav tweets about attending funeral of Tibetan-Indian soldier in Ladakh but deletes it soon after
India

BJP’s Ram Madhav tweets about attending funeral of Tibetan-Indian soldier in Ladakh but deletes it soon after

Madhav tweeted photos and paid tributes to SFF Coy Ldr Nyima Tenzin, who was killed last week after he stepped on a landmine in South Pangong

Indian Army sends hotline messages to PLA over reports of abduction of five people from Arunachal Pradesh
India

Indian Army sends hotline messages to PLA over reports of abduction of five people from Arunachal Pradesh

Reports of the abduction have come at a time that the Indian Army has enhanced its deployment along the 3,400 km-long LAC