MHA to host Kargil leaders on July 1

New Delhi, June 27: After the all party meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir parties with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Home Affairs will host parties from the Kargil region on July 1. 

The PM’s meeting had no representation from Ladakh. The meeting will be chaired by Minister of State for Home, Kishan Reddy. This meeting would be in continuance of the meetings that the MHA has been holding with the representatives from Ladakh. The meetings are focused on the protection of their land, culture and language. 

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Year on since India’s braves were martyred at Galwan Valley, but situation remains tense but under control

New Delhi, June 15: With the Chinese Army delaying the agreed de-escalation, the situation in eastern Ladakh still remains tense.

It is been a year since Lt. Colonel B Santosh Babu and 19 other brave soldiers of the Indian Army lost their lives following a fist fight with the People’s Liberation Army at Patrolling Point 14 in the Galwan Valley. 

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Galwan clash: A year gone, but Chinese in no mood to budge

New Delhi, June 14: It has been a year since the violent clash between the Armies of India and China at the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh.

While there is no sign of escalation, officials tell OneIndia that the Chinese have built additional accommodation and this is a sign they are ready for a long haul. 

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A year on since talks, but Indo-China tensions remain high at Ladakh theatre

New Delhi, June 06: It has been a year since India and China began negotiations to dial down the tensions along the Line of Actual Control, but people familiar with the developments say that there has been limited success

.There have been 11 rounds of military commander level talks since the past year. The first round of talks were held on June 6 2020. 

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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 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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