Irked by new banknote, India tells Saudi to take urgent steps and depict right map

Anurag Srivastava

New Delhi, Oct 30: The new 20 Riyal banknote issued by Saudi Arabia depicts Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh outside the territory of India and this has irked India. 

New Delhi has lodged a protest with Saudi Arabia and asked it to immediately withdraw the banknote and reissue it with the correct map of India. Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, Anurag Srivastava said, “we have seen the banknote which gives an incorrect depiction of India’s external territorial boundaries. New Delhi has asked Saudi Arabia to take urgent corrective measures in this regard.” 

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Chinese soldier held by India after he strayed into Ladakh handed back

New Delhi, Oct 21: The Chinese soldier who was captured by the Indian Army near the Demchok area of has been handed back.

He was handed back on Tuesday night after all formalities had been completed. 

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Chinese soldier apprehended by Indian Army at Demchok area in Ladakh

New Delhi, Oct 19: A soldier of the Chinese Army has been captured near the Demchok area of Ladakh this morning.

He is currently in the custody of the Indian Army. The agencies are probing a possible espionage angle. Sources tell OneIndia that he is currently being questioned. 

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PAC to visit Ladakh region amidst stand off with China

New Delhi, Oct 13: A Parliamentary panel will visit the Ladakh sector to get first hand insights into the aspects related to high altitude clothing for soldiers at a time when India and China are locked in a standoff. 

The members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) headed by Congress MP, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury are expected to visit Leh on October 28-29. It may be recalled that Chowdhary wrote to the Lok Sabha speaker, Om Birla suggesting that the PAC visit the Ladakh sector to interact with soldiers deployed there and also understand their working conditions. 

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China distracted the world from Ladakh by opening up three fronts in South China Sea

New Delhi, Sep 21: The People’s Liberation Army has mobilised four of the five of its military theatre commands. 

Reports have suggested that live-firing drills and exercises from the East China Sea, the Yellow Sea to the South China Sea were a diversion for its aggression in Ladakh. A report in the Nikkei Asian Review said that the PLA mobilised its Southern Theatre Command, which oversees the South China Sea, Northern Theatre Command, which oversees the Korean Peninsula and the Eastern Theatre Command, which oversees Japan and Taiwan. 

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Bettering infrastructure, standard of living, India’s multi-pronged strategy on border management

New Delhi, Sep 08: The Indian government has embarked upon a multi-pronged strategy to strengthen the border management along the international border with China. 

India would launch schemes that would be aimed at improving the standard of living of the people in those areas where they can important stakeholders in border management. Secretary of the border management wing of the home ministry Sanjeev Kumar had visited Ladakh to monitor the implementation of the border area development scheme. 

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China’s Wolf Warrior policy plays out, but what really is troubling the nation

xijinNew Delhi, Sep 02: The aggression in Ladakh, South China Sea are seen as attempts by China to divert attention from domestic issue. President Xi Jinping is also flexing his muscles to bolster his standing at home.

A phrase commonly used in the Chinese state run media is Wold Warriors and this represents a completely different type of diplomacy by the foreign representatives of China, who had a bland approach in the past.

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As India matches Chinese strength, situation remains extremely tense at Ladakh

indo-ladakhNew Delhi, Sep 01: The situation continues to remain tense in Ladakh and both the Indian and Chinese armies are matching each other in strength.

The counter offensive by the Indian side has ensured that its troops are dominating the heights along its side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). While there was no clash that took place on Saturday after, officials are not ruling out a possibility of escalation, officials tell OneIndia.

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The importance of a third route to Ladakh and why the govt is pushing for it

indo-ladakhNew Delhi, Aug 26: A big push is being given to complete a route to Ladakh that will link Darcha in Himachal Pradesh to Nimu through Padum in Kargil’s Zanskar Valley.

This is needed urgently given Pakistan’s and China’s interest in the Siachen Glacier and Daulat Beg Oldie.

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The world saw what our soldiers did at Ladakh: PM Modi

modi-indiNew Delhi, Aug 15: The entire world saw what India is capable of in Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address at the Red Fort today.

Every inch of land from the Line of Control to the Line of Actual Control will be protected the PM also said, without making a reference to any country. Our Army has paid back everyone in their own coin, the PM also added.

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