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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Samman, Samvad, Sahyog, Shanti, Samriddhi to be theme of PM Modi’s UNGA speech

New Delhi, Sep 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The PM is likely to call for an effective response to international terrorism as well as inclusive and responsible solutions for international peace and security.

The speech would be important considering the increasing tensions with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The call for inclusive and responsible solutions for international peace and security would be aimed at China. The PM’s remarks on terrorism would be aimed at Pakistan, sources told OneIndia.

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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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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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If conditions of war are created, China will face better prepared and psychologically hardened India

New Delhi, Sep 17: Amidst the tense standoff along the Line of Actual Control, the Chinese media has been on overdrive mode with propaganda activity. The Global Times reported that India’s operational logistics is not geared up adequately and its will not be able to fight through winters effectively.

However the Indian Army said that while it always stands for peace, it could fight back if China created conditions for war. In fact China will face a better, trained, better prepared, fully rested and psychologically hardened Indian troops. 

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Aggressive PLA behaviour along LAC shows complete disregard for protocols: India tells China

New Delhi, Sep 11: India told China during the meeting of the foreign ministers that the massing of Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control is a cause of grave concern. 

External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at Moscow on Thursday on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). 

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Indian Army in control of heights overlooking Chinese positions along Pangong Tso

New Delhi, Sep 10: The Indian Army occupied heights overlooking the Chinese PLA positions at Finger 4 along Pangong Tso. These actions were carried out along with pre-emptive actions to occupy heights near the southern bank of Pangong Tso in the end of August. 

On August 29, India had prevented the PLA from grabbing Indian territory. 

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Not willing to cede an inch: How Indian Army’s stand along the LAC changed since May

New Delhi, Sep 10: India has matched the Chinese along the Line of Actual Control. On August 29, India had prevented the PLA from grabbing Indian territory. 

This is a clear indicator that India has taken a completely different stand when it comes to the Chinese. In the past three decades, the PLA continued to nibble into the LAC and the Indian troops maintained a defensive position and stuck to patrolling points only as was defined by the China Study Group. 

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