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India-China border tensions

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Indian troops again crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Galwan Valley region and purposefully launched provocative attacks, leading to severe clashes and casualties: China’s Global Times quoting PLA

18:05 (IST), Jun 16

CDS General Bipin Rawat at defence minister’s residence

17:52 (IST), Jun 16

China lodges protest with India over violent face-off in Galwan Valley

The protest was “mentioned” during a meeting with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui, Indian Ambassador here Vikram Misri said.”There was a meeting at the (Chinese) foreign ministry” during which what happened at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Monday was discussed, Misri said.When asked if China has lodged the protest, Misri told PTI “yes, it was mentioned in the meeting,” but clarified that he was not summoned.

17:40 (IST), Jun 16

Army Chief General MM Naravane arrives at defence minister Rajnath Singh’s residence

17:14 (IST), Jun 16

BJP MP appeals to people to support armed forces

In a series of tweets, BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who is a former member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, hit out at China and the Communist Party of China (CCP) over the incident. “I want to tell the CCP side – India has never clashed with any nation – but when violence is forced on it, it will respond fittingly and unitedly,” he tweeted. The BJP Rajya Sabha member called upon people to “get behind the men and women in our armed forces and support them strongly, unitedly and patiently.”

16:44 (IST), Jun 16

Rajnath Singh briefs PM Modi about killing of 3 Army men in Ladakh

Singh met PM Modi after he held a meeting with external affairs minister S Jaishankar, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, and the three service chiefs in the South Block to review the current situation.

16:42 (IST), Jun 16

Each sign of weakness on our part makes Chinese reaction more ‘belligerent’: Amarinder

It is time now for the Centre to take some stringent measures as each sign of weakness makes the Chinese reaction more “belligerent”, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said. “The happening in the Galwan Valley is a continuation of violations by China. It is time now that the country stands up to these incursions. Our soldiers are not fair game that every few days officers and men are being killed and injured defending our borders,” Singh tweeted .

15:38 (IST), Jun 16

Indian troops ‘crossed border twice’ resulting in serious physical clashes: China

“Indian troops on Monday seriously violated consensus of the two sides by illegally crossing the border twice and carrying out provocative attacks on Chinese soldiers, resulting in serious physical clashes,” China’s Global Times quoted Foreign Minister Wang Yi as saying, reports ANI.

15:30 (IST), Jun 16
 

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China has lodged solemn representations and protests to India. Here, we are sternly demanding India to earnestly abide by the relevant agreement and strictly restrain their frontline troops. They should not cross the borderlines.

Zhao Lijian, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson 

15:25 (IST), Jun 16

Imagine how escalated situation must be: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said if the Chinese can “shoot dead” three Indian soldiers during the ‘de-escalation process’, one can imagine how serious the situation must have been in the first place.

15:20 (IST), Jun 16

The India-China border dispute covers the 3,488-km-long LAC. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet, while India contests it.

Both sides have been asserting that pending the final resolution of the boundary issue, it is necessary to maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas, reports PTI.

15:19 (IST), Jun 16

The situation in the area deteriorated after around 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers were engaged in a violent face-off on May 5 and 6. The incident in Pangong Tso was followed by a similar incident in north Sikkim on May 9.

15:19 (IST), Jun 16

The road in the Finger area in Pangong Tso is considered crucial for India to carry out patrol, reports PTI. India has already decided not to stall any border infrastructure projects in eastern Ladakh in view of Chinese protests.

15:18 (IST), Jun 16

The trigger for the face-off was China’s stiff opposition to India laying a key road in the Finger area around the Pangong Tso Lake besides construction of another road connecting the Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg Oldie road in Galwan Valley.

15:10 (IST), Jun 16

‘Chinese military suffers casualties in clash with India’, Global Times editor says

15:06 (IST), Jun 16

It is believed that the three Army men died due to injuries sustained following stone-pelting by the Chinese side. However, there is no official word on it.

15:05 (IST), Jun 16

It is learnt that the Army officer killed in the clash was the commanding officer of a battalion at Galwan, reports PTI.

15:03 (IST), Jun 16

Official sources said there was no firing between the two sides, reports PTI.

15:02 (IST), Jun 16

The extent of casualties on the Chinese side is not immediately clear.

15:01 (IST), Jun 16

‘Shocking, Unbelievable and Unacceptable!,’ Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Twitter.

14:55 (IST), Jun 16

Major Generals of India, China talking to defuse situation in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley: Army sources

Major Generals of India and China are talking to defuse the situation in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley and other areas after the violent face-off last night in which casualties have been suffered by both sides, army sources said today, reports ANI.

14:38 (IST), Jun 16

The Congress today termed the death of an Indian Army officer and two soldiers in a violent face off with the Chinese troops as ‘shocking’ and ‘unacceptable’ , and asked Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to confirm the development.

14:33 (IST), Jun 16

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane’s planned visit to Pathankot military station has been cancelled: Army Sources (ANI)

14:27 (IST), Jun 16

Zhao also said that both sides agree to resolve this issue through dialogue and consultation and make efforts for easing the situation and upholding the peace and security along the border area, reports PTI.

14:26 (IST), Jun 16
 

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We once again solemnly ask the Indian side to follow our consensus, strictly regulate its front-line troops and do not cross the line, do not stir up troubles or make unilateral moves that may complicate matters.

PTI quotes Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian 

14:23 (IST), Jun 16
 

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Our border troops had a high-level meeting and reached important consensus on easing the border situation but astonishingly on June 15 the Indian troops seriously violated our consensus and twice crossed the border line for illegal activities and provoked and attacked Chinese personnel which led to serious physical conflict between the two sides and China has lodged strong protest and representation with the Indian side.

PTI quotes Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian 

14:22 (IST), Jun 16

‘I am not aware of the information you provided,’ Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in Beijing when asked about the reports of the Indian casualties at the contested borders, reports PTI.

14:21 (IST), Jun 16

China accuses Indian soldiers of violating consensus

China today alleged that the Indian troops twice crossed the border line on June 15 for illegal activities and provoked and attacked Chinese personnel which led to serious physical conflict between the two sides, contesting the Indian Army’s position that the violent face-off took place between the troops during the “de-escalation process” in the Galwan Valley.

14:16 (IST), Jun 16

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to also participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Chief Ministers via video conference today at 3 pm.

14:01 (IST), Jun 16

The Indian Army has been fiercely objecting to the transgressions, and demanded their immediate withdrawal for the restoration of peace and tranquillity in the area, reports PTI.

Both sides held a series of talks in the last few days to resolve the row.

14:00 (IST), Jun 16

A sizeable number of Chinese Army personnel even transgressed into the Indian side of the de-facto border in several areas including Pangong Tso, reports PTI.

13:59 (IST), Jun 16

The Indian and Chinese armies are engaged in a standoff in Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldie in eastern Ladakh, reports PTI.

13:57 (IST), Jun 16

A large number of Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation in Galwan Valley and certain other areas of eastern Ladakh for the last five weeks.

The violent clash between the rival troops, in which there were some Chinese casualties as well, took place near the Patrolling Point 14 in the Galwan Valley region while talks were underway to defuse the face-off in the region.

13:55 (IST), Jun 16

The last time Indian soldiers were killed along the LAC was when an Assam Rifles patrol was ambushed in Arunachal Pradesh in 1975, leading to the death of four Indian jawans.

13:54 (IST), Jun 16

The Indian and Chinese troops apparently clashed with rods and stones, much like what had happened on the north bank of Pangong Tso (Tso means lake) on May 5 and 6, which had left several soldiers on both sides injured and led to the military buildups all along the 3,488-km long Line of Actual Control from ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh.

13:49 (IST), Jun 16

Army amends statement, says ‘casualties suffered on both sides’ in ‘violent face-off’ during de-escalation process with China in Galwan Valley, Ladakh, reports ANI.

13:35 (IST), Jun 16

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, the three service chiefs and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar. Recent developments in Eastern Ladakh were discussed, reports ANI.

13:21 (IST), Jun 16

The incident comes days after Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane said both sides have begun disengaging from Galwan Valley.

13:20 (IST), Jun 16
 

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During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place on Monday night with casualties. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers.

Army said in a brief statement 

13:09 (IST), Jun 16

Senior military officials of India and China currently meeting to defuse situation in Ladakh: Army

12:57 (IST), Jun 16

During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday night with casualties.

The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and 2 soldiers. Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation: Army

12:48 (IST), Jun 16

A man has been detained from Faridabad for making a hoax bomb call on India Gate yesterday, questioning underway: Delhi Police

12:30 (IST), Jun 16

North Korea blows up liaison office with South: Unification ministry (AFP)

12:24 (IST), Jun 16

Junaid Azim Mattu removed as mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation after losing no-confidence motion, reports PTI.

12:18 (IST), Jun 16

Explosion heard, smoke seen in North Korean border city Kaesong: Yonhap (AFP)

11:29 (IST), Jun 16

Supreme Court issues notice to the Union of India and Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority after hearing a PIL by lawyer, Gaurav Kumar Bansal, seeking appropriate directions to all insurance companies to extend medical insurance for treatment of mental illness patients (ANI)

11:26 (IST), Jun 16

94 terrorists have been killed in the year 2020. Our focus now will be on north Kashmir: IG Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar

10:58 (IST), Jun 16

Special Investigation Team (SIT) to file seven chargesheets against 39 accused at Delhi’s Karkardooma court today, in connection with Delhi violence.

10:46 (IST), Jun 16

Don’t place financial fetters on people’s ability to move forward: Congress president Sonia Gandhi to PM Modi on fuel price hike.

10:46 (IST), Jun 16

Congress president Sonia Gandhi writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking rollback of hike in prices of petrol, diesel.

10:32 (IST), Jun 16

Madhya Pradesh cop crushed to death by tractor, 5 arrested, reports ANI.

10:32 (IST), Jun 16

Of the 3 terrorists killed today, one is Kamran Zahoor Manhas of Shadab Karewa.

Commanding Officer 44 RR, Colonel AK Singh had earlier tried to call him back to mainstream,even went to his home&talked to his family but Kamran didn’t pay heed to appeals&didn’t return: Indian Army

10:14 (IST), Jun 16

Heavy rainfall expected in Dehradun, Nainital, Tehri, Pauri, Almora and Pithoragarh districts of the state on 18th and 19 June: IMD, Dehradun

Rainfall accompanied by strong winds expected to occur in Nainital and Pithoragarh districts today and tomorrow.

09:54 (IST), Jun 16

Former Goa minister Achyut Usgaonkar dies, reports PTI

09:32 (IST), Jun 16

Sensex rises by 729.33 points, currently at 33,958.13. Nifty at 10,026.65, up by 212.95 points.

09:10 (IST), Jun 16

ATF or jet fuel price hiked by 16.3 pc; second straight increase in rates this month, reports PTI.

08:57 (IST), Jun 16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with Chief Ministers of all states and union territories today and tomorrow.

08:37 (IST), Jun 16

Petrol and diesel prices at Rs 76.73/litre (increase by Re 0.47) and Rs 75.19/litre (increase by Re 0.57), respectively in Delhi today.

08:33 (IST), Jun 16

The Trump administration is thinking of pouring nearly $1 trillion into roads, bridges and rural broadband, sources say.

08:20 (IST), Jun 16

BOJ keeps policy steady, says to pump $1 trln via lending facilities

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Tuesday and stuck to its view that the economy will gradually recover from the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, signalling that it has taken sufficient steps for now.

TOI



One Comment on "India-China border tensions"

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