Indian Army rescues over 1,500 tourists stranded in Sikkim due to heavy snowfall; travellers to be transferred to Gangtok
The tourists were returning from Sikkim's Nathu La and Tsomgo (Changu) Lake on Friday evening when snowfall in the region blocked roads, leaving over 300 to 400 civil vehicles stranded at various points on Jawahar Lal Nehru Road, East Sikkim District Magistrate Kapil Meena said.
'We cannot stand another Dokalam,' says Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui; focusses on confidence building measures
Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui commented on the strained bilateral relations between India and China. He suggested that the ties can be improved by narrowing differences between the two countries and expanding cooperation.
The bilateral trade for the year 2018 between the traders of India and China through the Nathu La border started on Tuesday with traders and government officials from both sides exchanging gifts and greetings.
The government is engaged with China on the issue of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via the Nathu La route which was not undertaken this year, VK Singh said.
China condemns Niramala Sitharaman's Arunachal visit; says tour of disputed area not conducive to peace in region
China on Monday objected to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman's first visit to Arunachal Pradesh
Chinese state-run daily calls Nirmala Sitharaman's Nathu La greeting 'most warm-hearted scene since Doka La standoff'
China welcomes Indian defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman's greeting to Chinese soldiers on the border as a "friendly gesture", a Chinese daily has said.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's spontaneous 'namaste' greeting with Chinese soldiers on her maiden visit to Nathu La border post in Sikkim has struck a chord with China, which largely welcomed the move.
China reacts to Nirmala Sitharaman's Nathu La visit, says ready to maintain peace at frontiers with India
China on Monday expressed readiness to jointly maintain peace along the border areas with India and said Nathu La, the frontier post visited by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman was the "best witness" to the UK-China treaty of 1890.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said certain "anti-national forces" were not able to appreciate the visible economic progress in India.
Nirmala Sitharaman had a brief conversation with Chinese soldiers during her maiden visit to Nathu La and was seen teaching them how to say 'Namaste'.
China urges India to abide by provisions of 1890 treaty, claims Sikkim sector was already demarcated
China on Sunday referred to the 1890 UK-China treaty which it claims demarcated the Sikkim sector of the Sino-Indian border as it urged New Delhi to abide by its provisions, a day after defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden visit to the Nathu La post.
The relations between the troops of India and China does not seem to have reverted to normal as Beijing failed to invite New Delhi for a ceremonial border personnel meeting (BPM) to mark it's National Day.
Tourists en route Nathu La have started trickling into Gangtok and business is picking up for locals as they make the last ditch to make money before winter
China on Tuesday said it is ready for talks to reopen the Nath La pass for Indian pilgrims, which it had closed in mid June over the military standoff at Doka La.
Senior army officials from India and China held a flag meeting in Sikkim and extensively discussed the Doka La standoff, but "deliberations remained inconclusive"
Amid the Doka la standoff, army personnel from India and China are understood to have held a meeting at Nathu La mountain pass in Sikkim
I bought a cup of tea and sipped. Soon, a dozen soldiers came and started talking, about Doka La
Doka La ground report Part I: Amid New Delhi-Beijing mind games, 'patient' Indian Army braces for long haul
Fifty days into the India-China border row over Sikkim, the situation at the tri-junction remains tense.
While China may be breathing down Sikkim's neck, the bone of contention that needs to be resolved as quickly as possible is the Siliguri Corridor, also known as the chicken's neck.
What did lead to the current standoff in Sikkim? Here's a a brief lineup of events between India and China concerning the North Eastern state.