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After serving India’s covert Special Frontier Force for years, ex-servicemen now run clothing shops, eateries and occasionally sell winter wear on the sides.
BJP’s J&K general secretary Ashok Koul Tuesday said the call to boycott polls to Ladakh council was ‘nonsense’. On Friday, he claimed he was misquoted.
Upon landing at Nyoma, the engines were kept running. After a well-deserved cup of tea, we were back in the skies, leaving behind a dust storm.
With no signs of disengagement on the ground in Ladakh, where India and China have been locked in a stand-off since April, both sides will stay dug in during the region’s bitter winter too.
BJP leader Ram Madhav, J&K unit functionary Ashok Kaul are currently in Leh. The shutdown call was given by the Apex Body of People’s Movement for Sixth Schedule.
The boycott call has been given by Apex Body of People’s Movement for Sixth Schedule for Ladakh, which represents various student, religious and political groups.
China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.
Indian troops have disrupted the status quo and the Chinese don’t like it. And that’s what the ongoing talks in Chushul-Moldo are all about.
Top military and diplomatic officials met Chinese officials Monday. India maintained its stand of complete disengagement during the 14-hour talks.
India’s threat to China is simple: show aggression at LAC and pay a cost in worsening ties. But the value of the threat, and hence its credibility, is questionable.