Current scenario along northern frontier at an uneasy no war, no peace status: IAF chief

New Delhi, Sep 29: The Indian Air Force is resolved to counter any misadventure, IAF Chief R K S Bhadauria said. The current security scenario along our northern frontier is at an uneasy no war, no peace status, he also said. Our defence forces are prepared for any eventuality, he also said on situation in Eastern Ladakh.

Air power will be a crucial enabler in our victory in any future conflict and the induction of the Rafale jets along with the Chinook, Apaches and other aircraft fleet has provided the IAF with substantial tactical capabilities, the IAF chief also said. 

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Endurance would be key as situation along LAC remains tense, but under control

New Delhi, Sep 29: The Indian Army is all geared and does not want to take any chances with China.

Although both sides have decided to continue talking to reduce tensions along the Line of Actual Control, India will still not take any chances and hence has deployed T-90 and T-72 tanks with BMP-2 Infantry Combat Vehicles in the Chumar-Demchok area of East Ladakh at an altitude of 16 to 18 thousand feet, which is also at temperatures up to minus 40 degrees Celsius. 

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A test of endurance along LAC as winter expected to take a turn for the worse

New Delhi, Sep 28: The winter is expected to take the turn for the worse after Diwali this year and the situation along the Line of Actual Control has not changed much as tensions increase between India and China.

This is going to be a test of endurance and the situation along the LAC remains tense, but under control. Sources tell OneIndia that the Indian Army is ready for the long winter ahead. It would be a test of endurance, the source said while adding that India has the advantage as it has been sitting on the glaciated heights of the Saltoro ridge since 1984.

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Maldives backs India again: Thwarts attempt to hold SAARC summit in Pakistan

New Delhi, Sep 26: Maldives stood up for India and helped block a bid to hold the SAARC summit in Pakistan. Islamabad is the host for the 19th SAARC summit that was to take place in 2016.

However it remains suspended after India’s call to boycott the event due to the Uri terror attack that was carried out by terrorists from Pakistan.

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India-China joint statement reflects stated commitment to disengage

New Delhi, Sep 25: The first joint statement issued after the 7th round of military commander level talks reflects the stated commitment of both sides to disengage along the Line of Actual Control.

The spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs, Anurag Srivastava said that the meeting took place after a gap of nearly 50 days, but resulted in a joint statement.

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Now China triggers a border row with Nepal with construction of 11 structures

New Delhi, Sep 23: A border row has been triggered between Nepal and China after the latter constructed 11 buildings in a part of the remote border district of Humla, reports in the Nepalese media say. 

The border district of Humla is claimed by Nepal as its own territory. The construction of the buildings by the Chinese security and border forces have been reported to the Home Ministry of Nepal. 

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Several more round of talks before disengagement along Line of Actual Control

New Delhi, Sep 23: New Delhi is prepared for a long haul along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, even as several more rounds of talks are set to take place with China. 

A joint statement following the military commander level talks held on Monday said that both sides have agreed not to send more troops to the Ladakh front-line. There is no way for both sides to verify this on the ground as both sides would not share information collected through spatial intelligence, officials tell OneIndia. 

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India-China talks: There is a silver lining, but issues persist

New Delhi, Sep 23: India and China have agreed to stop sending more troops to the frontline, refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground and avoid taking any action that may complicate the situation. 

A joint statement issued a day after the military commanders of both sides met on Monday however had not reference to the restoration of status quo ante that existed along the Line of Actual Control before the Chinese unilaterally altered it in April. 

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More meets on the cards before Indo-China disengagement takes place along LAC

New Delhi, Sep 22: While the talks between India and China remained inconclusive on Monday, the military commanders of both sides are expected to meet again in the next few days. 

Although the stalemate continues at the Line of Actual Control, both sides during the talks on Monday agreed that India and China need to completely disengage and ensure peace in the border areas. 

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Stalemate continues as India-China talk hard to avoid kinetic operations

New Delhi, Sep 22: The India-China military commander level talks began at 9.30 am on Monday and lasted until 10.30 pm.

Both sides talked hard and to avoid kinetic operations and look for a solution. However, both India and China remain deployed at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). While both sides adopted a hard line in negotiations, there has been no breakthrough after the marathon meeting.

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