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The roads are meant to counter Chinese infrastructure expansion along the border, and were first approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security in 1999.
Chinese PLA was taken by surprise when over 300 Indian soldiers walked down and formed a human wall to stop their road construction activities.
Indian Army's Mountain Strike Corps signals a historic shift in the way India defines deterrence in its relationship with China.
In an official statement, China said it has always ensured "peace through real action", but made no mention of the 1962 war with India or the 2017 Doklam stand-off.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar clarifies that incident between India and China’s armies in Ladakh last week was a ‘face-off’, not a ‘skirmish’.
Beijing said it has been "exercising effective jurisdiction" on the banks of Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh. Two-thirds of the water body is controlled by China.
Author Abhijit Iyer-Mitra responds with more satellite images to back his claim and poses new questions to Indian Army.
Backed by significant infrastructure and two possible military bases, a nearly one-km-long road originates in China and runs deep into India.
Referring to the 2017 Doklam standoff, Army vice-chief designate Lt Gen M.M. Naravane said India gave a clear signal that its Armed forces are no pushovers.
The statement by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh came after Congress raised the issue of Chinese troops entering Demchok in Ladakh.