India and China have finally agreed to disengage their troops from key areas after a six-month deadlock. The move comes after the 12th round of Corps Commander level talks that took place on July 31. Although China has agreed to disengage, various friction areas remain in the region. As per sources, China has agreed to disengage from PP17A or Gogra Post, but is "not inclined" to abandon Hot Springs area.
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A report published by journal Foreign Policy stated that China, who was slowly invading its neighbour Bhutan for years, is good 8 kilometers into the country now. An Australian news site reported that China has built a town complete with roads, power plant, two CPC buildings, a communications base, military, police outposts and a warehouse. Robert Barnett of Foreign Policy stated that there is very little that Bhutan can do.
Welcoming the recent military understanding between India and Pakistan, the Saudi Crown Prince has urged them to resolve their issues including the Kashmir issue. The development came during Pakistan PM Imran Khan and Crown Prince’s meeting held under Khan’s visit to the gulf country. While Saudi welcomed the recent Indo-Pak ceasefire agreement along LoC, both countries emphasized the importance of dialogue to resolve issues and ensure peace… read-more
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To improve the bi-lateral ties, Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali commenced his three-day visit to India on January 14. Pradeep will participate in the 6th meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission, the highest mechanism between the two countries for bilateral relations. Reportedly, the foreign minister will address COVID-19 cooperation, border disputes, trade, energy, infrastructure, tourism and agriculture with Indian dignitaries.… read-more
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A secret tunnel being dug by the Pakistan security officials to infiltrate terrorists have been discovered by the Border Security Force on January 13 in Jammu and Kashmir. The 3-feet-wide cross-border tunnel was spotted 300-feet from zero lines and 65-feet from the fence on the Indian side. One of the officials stated the Pakistani rangers created ceasefire violations to draw the attention of security forces from tunnel building.
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Pakistani troops on November 21 violated ceasefire yet again in various sectors along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. To this, the Indian Army gave a befitting reply. However, the ceasefire violation has left one constable dead and three others injured who were admitted to a military hospital for treatment. The constable was positioned at a frontier post in Lam area of Rajouri district.
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Just before the US presidential elections, the country's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will arbitrate a talk between Armenia and Azerbaijan to ease tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Reportedly, Pompeo will hold meetings with the Foreign Ministers of both the countries concerned on October 23. However, it is unclear whether the talks will happen separately or together. Earlier, Russia failed to bring peace in the region with a… read-more
The Tripura government has asked the Mizoram to pull back the restrictions imposed in a border village, Phuldungsei, claiming that the village falls under the North district of Tripura. Tripura’s additional secretary AK Bhattacharya called the restrictions as "highly objectionable", and requested to withdraw it at the earliest. Earlier on October 16, the Mizoram government restricted public movement in Phuldungsei to stop the construction of… read-more
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Armenia and Azerbaijan on September 27 involved in a clash over contentious Nagorno-Karabakh region. Reportedly, both the countries informed deaths of civilians in the clash. After the clash, the Russian Foreign ministry called for peace talks to normalise the situation in the former Soviet countries. However, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported Azerbaijan after naming Armenia as a "threat to peace and tranquility."