New Delhi, Jan 21: The Indian Military will execute high-intensity offensive and defensive manoeuvres in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal in an exercise. Codenamed Kavach or shield.
The military drill be coordinated by the Port Blair based Andaman and Nicobar Command. The defence ministry announced on Thursday that the exercise will be carried out next week to fine-tune joint warfighting capabilities and sharpen operational synergy between the three services.
New Delhi, Jan 19: There has been no withdrawal by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops from the friction points, even as both India and China prepare for the 9th round of military commander level talks.
India is prepared for a long haul and would be extremely cautious when the snow melts in March. Meanwhile the Chinese continue to build infrastructure near the various friction points.
New Delhi, Jan 17: Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali has said that his country will not accept any foreign interference.
He said that some countries have expressed concerns about the current political situation in Nepal after Parliament was dissolved. However, we will not accept interference by any foreign power in Nepal.
New Delhi, Jan 12: Even as the Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat and Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal, R K S Bhadauria visited Ladakh on Monday and discussed the operational issues with the senior officers of the Air Force and Army, it has been found that the Chinese are continuing to build infrastructure near the various friction points.
Sources tell OneIndia that the Chinese infrastructure continues to be built in the various friction points including the Spanggur Gap and Galwan Valley. India on the other hand too is building infrastructure.
New Delhi, Jan 11: Colonel B Santosh Babu of the 16 Bihar battalion and five Indian Army soldiers who fought the Chinese bravely at the Galwan Valley will be honoured posthumously with gallantry medals on Republic Day.
The Indian troops had retaliated bravely when the Chinese troops refused to withdraw from a location near Patrolling Point 14. In the Galwan Valley clash, 20 Indian soldiers had laid down their lives, but had inflicted severe casualties on the Chinese troops.
New Delhi, Jan 11: India and China have maintained communication at the ground level to avoid any “misunderstandings and misjudgments” even as discussions continue for achieving complete disengagement in all friction areas, the Ministry of External Affairs said.
However senior officials tell OneIndia that the disengagement process is expected to take longer. This is because of the upcoming 100 year anniversary celebrations of the Chinese Communist Party planned in July. President Xi Jinping would want to showcase a strong position. Moreover the standoff with India along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh, provides President Xi, the perfect opportunity to divert the nation’s attention from the poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Delhi, Jan 11: Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli said that the 370 sq-km area of Kalapani-Limpiadhura-Lipulek at the trijunction of Nepal-India and China (Tibet) has been under the country’s possession for long.
Addressing the Upper House of the Nepal Parliament, he said that the issue would be raised during the visit by foreign affairs minister, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali to India on January 14.