The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has inducted eight women personnel to train, deploy and handle Malinois dogs. These dogs are specialised in protecting civilians and assisting in anti-naxal operations. Around eight three-year-old pups will now undergo various tactical training programmes with their respective women handlers. Notably, the ITBP's 90,000 personnel guard the 3,488 km-long Indo-China border.
The Ministry of Home Affairs informed Lok Sabha that the budget allocated for the border security in the northeastern area, were increased by six folds in year 2021-22. The statement came after MP Dilip Saikia raised a question regarding the funds allocated for the said purpose. Reportedly, Rs 42.87 crore were allocated for the Indo-China border security in the year 2020-21. Whereas in 2021-22, Rs 249.12 crore were allocated.
India and China will hold their 15th round of Corps Commander-level discussions to resolve the areas in eastern Ladakh, on March 11. “Both sides will now focus to achieve resolution of balance friction areas. Recent statements by both sides to find a mutually acceptable solution have been encouraging and positive in nature," said officials. The talks will be held on the Indian side of the Chushul-Moldo border.
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Chinese Army's build up across the demarcation line in the Himalayan border has become a matter of concern for the Pentagon. Reports suggest that the line up is pretty similar to those that China builds against various nations, not just India. Reportedly, China deployed long-range strategic bombers in the area last month. On the bright side, experts believe that India will be able to withstand the pressure of China.
China on May 17 extended its support to India and South Africa by temporarily waiving the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for COVID-19 vaccines. The Chinese foreign ministry said China understands the situation and supports the request made to WTO. Earlier, India and South Africa had sought the same from WTO in October 2020 so that developing countries could get access to the vaccines as soon as possible.
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In a rare instance, China has backed India for hosting BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) 2021 summit in New Delhi. Calling BRICS a "constructive force" China's Foreign Ministry spokesman said, "we are committed to deepening strategic partnership within it to consolidate solidarity". However, the officials did not clarify if Sino President Xi Jinping would attend it. Interestingly, China has offered India support when both… read-more
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After an eight-month-long mum, China on February 19 acknowledged for the first time that it had also lost its five military personnel in Galwan Valley clash. Reportedly, China's Central Military Commission has posthumously honoured the soldiers who died in the deadliest India-China clash in over four decades. Moreover, one among the killed was the regimental commander of the People's Liberation Army. The acknowledgement has come amid the… read-more
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The Uttarakhand government has announced an initiative to develop around 100 villages at the India-China border for the betterment of the locals under International Border Development Programme. The state minister Subodh Uniyal said, "We are working to send a proposal to the Central government to develop these villages as Integrated Model Agriculture (IMA) villages." While affirming that the project will boost agriculture, Uniyal said the… read-more
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India has topped the 2015/16 list of highly educated migrants in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The recent OECD data revealed that out of 120 million migrants living in the member countries, 30-35% were highly educated. Moreover, 3.12 million highly educated migrants belonged to India, followed by China with 2.25 million. Philippines pushed United Kingdom to fourth spot. Germany, Poland, Mexico… read-more
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According to a statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Zhao Lijian, China does not consider Arunachal Pradesh as 'a part of India'. Instead, he claimed that it is a 'part of China's South Tibet region'. Lijian also denied accusations of the kidnapping of five people belonging to the Tagin community from Arunachal Pradesh. Earlier, reports had surfaced claiming the Chinese Army kidnapped the people, who were out for hunting.… read-more
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