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.
Discussions between India and China will be held on November 18 over pending border issues under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs. Reportedly, the 13th round of the India-China Corps Commander level meeting was held last month. It was further reported that India expects the China Government to rapidly work towards the leftover issues on the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.
The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission on December 1 stated that the Galwan Valley clash was a planned one by the Chinese government. The report referred the clash, which led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers, as "most severe border crisis in decades". It also stated satellite images have revealed that the Chinese Army was increasing its buildup in the region prior to the clash itself.
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Union government has allowed Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to build 47 border outposts along the LAC. In addition, Home Ministry has also approved procurement of "special clothing" and "equipment" required for high-altitude locations. Addressing on ITBP's 59th Raising Day, Union Minister GK Reddy remarked that recent incidents "have broken the myth of some countries of having a powerful army". ITBP guards the 3,488-km-long border running… read-more
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The DRDO on October 21 successfully concluded the trials of Nag anti-tank missile at Pokhran. Deployable at places such as East Ladakh, Nag is a 4-km range missile with imaging infrared seeker for accuracy. After its deployment, India can overcome the need of importing short-range shoulder-fired missile from the US or Israel. Reportedly, India had to purchase 200 Spike anti-tank missiles from Israel under emergency, amid the recent Indo-China… read-more
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The Government of India on September 2 banned the usage of 118 more mobile apps, including PUBG. According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the measure was undertaken with the view of safeguarding the sovereignty and nation's security. Besides PUBG, U-dictionary and App Lock are also among the banned apps. This is the third time the GOI has imposed ban on apps, amid border tensions… read-more
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