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Video surfaces of Indian-Chinese soldiers' scuffle in Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Days after Indian and Chinese troops got involved in a shuffle in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, a video of the stone pelting surfaced on Saturday, but army sources however said they cannot confirm its authenticity. The video shows soldiers pelting stones at each other and getting involved in fisticuffs by the bank of a lake. A scuffle took place between the...

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India denies selling BrahMos missiles to Vietnam

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Friday denied selling BrahMos cruise missiles to Vietnam, after a report said the missiles have been delivered to the Southeast Asian nation which has tense relations with China. The development comes as tension between India and China continues along the border, with a standoff in Sikkim sector since June, and a fresh scuffle taking place in Ladakh sect...

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India confirms 'incident' on China border

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Friday confirmed that a scuffle did take place between Indian and Chinese troops near Pangong Lake on the Ladakh border. I can confirm there was an incident at Pangong Tso on August 15, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. This was subsequently discussed by the local army commanders of the two sides. We feel that such incid...

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China has not shared hydrological data this year: MEA

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Even as Assam and Bihar are reeling under floods, a senior official said on Friday that China has not shared any hydrological data this year on the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers as is the practice. As far as I know, this year we have not received any data from China from May 15 till now, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in the weekly medi...

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India confirms 'incident' at Pangong Lake

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Amid reports of a brief scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops near Pangong Lake in Ladakh, the government on Friday said that an incident indeed did take place. Today, I can confirm that there was an incident at Pangong Tso on August 15, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in the weekly media briefing. This was subsequently disc...

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President Kovind to visit Ladakh on Monday

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In his maiden domestic tour after taking office, President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Ladakh on Monday where he will present the President's Colours to battalions of the Ladakh Scouts, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army. Sources said President Kovind will be in Ladakh for a day on August 21, and will also go to a meditation centre after the award ceremony.

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China chides Japan for backing India on Doklam

Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) China on Friday told Japan not to make random comments on the Sino-Indian border stand-off even if it wants to support New Delhi. Japan has rallied behind India over the dragging feud at Doklam, with its envoy Kenji Hiramatsu saying that the region is disputed and Tokyo understands why New Delhi got embroiled in it. I have seen the Japanese Ambassador in In...

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Another India-China flag meeting likely, no date finalised yet

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Another flag meeting between India and China may soon be held close to the spot where the two neighbours are in a stand-off confrontation in Sikkim, informed sources said on Thursday, adding that a date had not been finalised as yet. The last meeting between senior officials of the Indian Army and People's Liberation Army at Nathu La -- one of the meeting points ...

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Indian, Chinese troops hold border meeting after Ladakh scuffle

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Senior army officers of India and China held a meeting in eastern Ladakh on Wednesday to discuss peace, a day after their troops engaged in a scuffle when Chinese soldiers tried to enter the Indian side in Pangong Lake area, sources said. According to sources in the Army, a 'pre-scheduled' Border Personnel Meeting was held in Chusul, in eastern Ladakh, on Wednesd...

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Doklam standoff enters third month; China asks India to withdraw

Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China on Wednesday again told India to pull back its troops from Doklam where the standoff between their armies entered the third month. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying reiterated Beijing's stance, asking India to withdraw troops from Doklam in the Sikkim sector. On June 16, the Indian Army stopped the Chinese PLA from building a road in ...

2 days ago
Indian, Chinese troops hold border meeting after Ladakh scuffle

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A day after a skirmish between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh, both sides held a Border Personnel Meeting on Wednesday at Chusul in the area, sources said. According to sources in the Army, a 'pre-scheduled' BPM was held in Chusul on Wednesday afternoon. The meeting discussed incidents and issues to ensure strengthening of existing mechanisms for mai...

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Cabinet extends sunset clause for north east, hilly states under GST

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday extended till March 31, 2027, the sunset clause under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) for the duty exemption scheme for industrial units in the north eastern states and the Himalayan states of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh -- a concession that is estimated at Rs 27,413 crore. We have estimated budgetary support of...

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Chinese side requests flag meeting after Ladakh skirmish

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A day after Indian and Chinese troops clashed along the northern bank of Pangong Lake in Ladakh, a flag meeting was requested by the Chinese side, sources said on Wednesday. A scuffle took place on Tuesday when troops of China's PLA tried to cross the Line of Actual Control near Pangong Lake in Ladakh. The standoff continued for more than an hour, during ...

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China mum on its incursion attempt in Ladakh

Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China on Wednesday said it was not aware of a skirmish between its troops and Indian soldiers in Ladakh region and stated that its border troops always patrol on the Chinese side along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Beijing also asked New Delhi to abide by the (LAC), a day after troops of both sides reportedly pelted stones at each other following attempts by th...

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Doklam standoff enters third month; China asks India to withdraw

Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) As the standoff in Doklam entered the third month, China on Wednesday renewed its call for India to withdraw troops from the area. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said withdrawal of troops by India was a precondition for any dialogue between both sides. India is for simultaneous withdrawal of troops from Doklam in Sikkim sector - which is...

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Customary India-China border meet not held this I-Day

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Amid the ongoing border row, customary Border Personnel Meetings held between India and China every Independence Day were not held this time. According to informed sources, the meetings could not be held as the PLA officials did not respond to communications from the Indian Army. These meetings are held at five points -- Daulat Beg Oldie in northern Ladak...

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Indian, Chinese soldiers scuffle in Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A brief scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops was reported from Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, informed sources said, even as Army officials in Delhi refused comment. The Chinese soldiers are said to have attempted to cross the Line of Actual Control near Pangong lake, but were stopped by Indian soldiers. According to sources, there we...

3 days ago
Indian, Chinese soldiers scuffle in Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A brief scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops was reported from Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, informed sources said, even as the Army officials in Delhi refused comment. The Chinese soldiers are said to have attempted to cross the Line of Actual Control near Pangong lake, but were stopped by Indian soldiers. After a brief stand-off, t...

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India capable of defeating all inimical forces: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India is capable of defeating all inimical forces whether they came from the sea, the border, the cyber world or space. In his Independence Day speech, Modi said security of the country is a priority for the government. Security of the country is our priority. Internal security is our priority. Whether i...

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Customary India-China border meet on I-Day unlikely

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Amid a border row, a customary Border Personnel Meeting held between India and China on India's Independence Day is unlikely as Beijing has not responded to communications from New Delhi. These meetings are held at five points - Daulat Beg Oldie in northern Ladakh, Kibithoo in Arunachal Pradesh, Chushul in Ladakh, Bum-La near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh and Nathu...

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