India-China talks: Constructive, but no result

New Delhi, Jan 13: Following the 14th round of the military commander level talks, India and China have decided to meet again as the outcome of the discussions were not positive.

India was hoping to persuade the Chinese about the disengagement at Gogra Hot Springs. India also discussed the patrolling rights issues in the Depsang Bulge in Daulet Beg Oldi sector.

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What to expect from the Indo-China military commander level talks

New Delhi, Jan 11: The meeting between the Corps Commanders of India and China will take place on the Chinese side of the Chushul-Moldo Border Personnel Meeting Point.

India has hopes that the meeting would be a constructive one and all pending issues would be sorted out. The Indian delegation this time would be led by Lt. General Anindya Sengupta.

Lt. General Sengupta had taken over from Lt. General P G K Menon as the Commander of the Fire and Fury Corps last week. This would be the 14th found of talks with China and it would be held on January 12.

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As Deputy NSA, what Vikram Misri will bring to the table 

Vikram Misri

New Delhi, Dec 28: Vikram Misri, an officer of the Indian Foreign Services. has been appointed as the Deputy National Security Advisor in the National Security Council Secretariat. 

Misri had served as the envoy to China till December 11. The current envoy to China is Pradeep Kumar Rawat. Misri, a 1989 batch of the IFS had served as India’s Ambassador to Myanmar and Spain. He was appointed as the Ambassador to Beijing in 2019. His posting in China was a crucial one considering the tensions along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh. 

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With threats from 2.5 fronts, Govt may go for deep dive on appointment of new CDS

New Delhi, Dec 09: The sudden and tragic demise of Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat has not only shaken up the nation, but also thrown up a very difficult question on succession.

General Rawat had a proven track record on delivery and that makes it even more difficult to find a replacement easily. The government has the task of appointing a new CDS from the Indian Army and it is expected to follow the same pattern. The overall merit cum seniority is what would be considered before appointing a new CDS.

The rules say that all service chiefs can be considered for the post. Its says that a General who can provide sound and single point advise to the government can be considered for the post of CDS.

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How S-400 systems will help against PLA transgression along LAC

New Delhi, Nov 22: India’s air defence got a major boost with Russia starting the delivery of the much awaited S-400 missile system for deployment. India has purchased the system for over 5 billion USD.

The deal had become contentious amidst a threat of sanctions from the United States on countries doing business with Russia.

“Russia has started delivering the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems to India, the deliveries are going as planned,” Russian news agency Sputnik had reported.

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With no sign of disengagement along LAC by China, Delhi pins hopes on diplomacy

New Delhi, Nov 08: The situation along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh remains tense with both China and India hardening their stance. The last round of talks between the military commanders was held four weeks back and there has been an impasse since.

Both sides have around 60,000 troops each in addition to advanced weaponry. The US last week in a report said that Beijing was taking incremental and tactical actions to press its claims in the LAC. This was taking place despite Beijing participating in talks with India to resolve the ongoing crisis which began last year.

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Indian Army repelled a Chinese intrusion at Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi, Oct 08: A tense standoff took place between India and China after troops of the latter transgressed in Arunachal Pradesh. The incident took place last week across the Line of Actual Control.

A source tells OneIndia that in this area Chinese incursions have taken place several times. Both sides disengaged after a physical engagement took place. It lasted a few hours, the source also said.

No damage was reported to the Indian defence sector and unverified reports say that some Chinese soldiers may have been detained, following the incident. Both sides undertake patrolling activities up to their line of perception, the source said while also adding that there is a difference in perception of the Line of Actual Control in this area.

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12th round of India-China talks underway, will focus on Hot Springs, Gogra

New Delhi, July 31: The 12th round of the India-China commander level talks got underway at 10.30 today.

The talks are aimed at cooling off tensions between the two sides who are locked in a tense standoff along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.

The talks between the two sides will take place Moldo on the Chinese side at 10.30 am. The last time the two sides held talks was on April 9. Sources familiar with the developments tell OneIndia that both sides would try and work out disengagement at Hot Springs and Gogra.

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Discussions on for next round of talks as ground reality along LAC being monitored: Air Chief

New Delhi, June 19: Air Force Chief R K S Bhaduria said that discussions are on for the next round of talks with China amidst the tense standoff along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh. 

The Air Chief also said that while discussions are on for the next round of talks, the ground reality is also being monitored in terms of current leftover locations, deployments or any changes. We are taking all required actions on our part, he further added. 

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As harsh winter subsides, China enhances military activity along LAC

New Delhi, May 05: China is now reinforcing its military positions and rotating troops along the Line of Actual Control. This means that China is showing no intent of de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh where it is locked in a stand-off with India for over a year now.

While many would have hoped that the harsh winter would lead to a de-escalation, the Chinese are not converting temporary structures, helipads and surface to air missile positions it had set up last year into permanent positions.

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