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The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Tuesday said that it has achieved a breakthrough and a “perfect” linkup of the construction teams of the north and south portals of the Chamba tunnel. The tunnel will be opened for traffic by October this year, almost three months before its scheduled...
A comprehensive review of the boundary situation at the senior-most levels involved the top military leadership, diplomats and the National Security Council Secretariat and the ground situation in Ladakh was discussed, as well as ongoing efforts to resolve the crisis through diplomatic channels.
India clearly doesn’t want to be drawn into a united front with countries having serious problems with China.
China's defence budget this year will be around 1.27 trillion yuan (USD 179 billion) against last year's 177.61 billion, up by 6.6 per cent, according to a draft submitted to the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) on Friday.
Xi, 66 who is also the General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China and head of the two-million-strong military with prospects of lifelong tenure in power, made the remarks while attending a plenary meeting of the delegation of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and People's Armed Police...
The military brass is learnt to have apprised Modi about the evolving situation in eastern Ladakh, though officials maintained that the agenda of the pre-scheduled meeting was to discuss the ambitious military reforms and ways to boost India's combat prowess. The prime minister was briefed about the...
In view of the nearly 20-day standoff between the two sides, the Indian Army has significantly ramped up its presence in sensitive border areas in North Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh besides Ladakh to send across a message that India will not be wilting under any aggressive military...
The conference is scheduled till Friday, officials said on the condition of anonymity. It is an apex biannual event that facilitates conceptual level deliberations leading to important policy decisions. The army’s top brass will brainstorm emerging security and administrative challenges and chart the force’s future course.
The main focus will be on the situation in eastern Ladakh where Indian and Chinese troops are locked in an eyeball-to-eyeball face-off in Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldie, the sources said.
"So far, 20 police personnel, including an officer, have succumbed to the viral infection," an official said. At least 838 police personnel, including 67 officers, have till now been discharged after recovery, he said.