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8th round of India-China military talks to focus on fixing buffer zones along LAC

The next round of India-China talks is significant as any large-scale redeployment of troops will need to be carried out before passes close by October-end, when heavy winter sets in.
Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

India, China say latest LAC talks were positive, push for mutually acceptable disengagement

India and China don’t want situation to worsen before next month’s BRICS Summit, and are said to have softened their previous stances at the Monday meeting in Chushul.
President of China, Xi Jinping | Yorgos Karahalis | Bloomberg

India’s answer to China’s Claim Line also lies in 1959

Like in fairy tales, the dragon’s life is not in its fire power. It could be in one of the soft underbellies, or all of them.
IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria addresses a press conference, in New Delhi Monday | ANI

China can’t get better of us, ready for even a two-front war, IAF chief says

R.K.S. Bhadauria says Army & IAF acted ‘very swiftly’ to Chinese aggression in Ladakh and that it won’t be correct to say the military was 'surprised’ by PLA’s move.
The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India closely monitoring entire LAC as ‘situation on the ground remains unchanged’

Army sources said the period until at least the first week of November, after which snow becomes a hurdle from an operational perspective, is crucial.
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India, China say won’t send more troops to Ladakh frontlines, agree to avoid misunderstandings

India and China issued a joint statement after senior Army officials of the two sides held commander-level talks as part of the countries’ first military-diplomatic dialogue.
Pangong lake | Commons

India and China stick to demands, current ground positions in Ladakh could become status quo

India & China’s first military-diplomatic talks Monday ended in stalemate as both Asian giants stuck to their guns with regard to positions at LAC in Ladakh.
Indian Navy warships | Representational image | Twitter | @indiannavy

China, India signal each other on might in Indian Ocean Region, amid tensions on land

A PLA Navy task force is understood to have entered Indian Ocean Region as China seeks to project its dominance. India is keeping a close watch on waters around the country.

China releases 5 ‘abducted’ Arunachal Pradesh youths to India

The youths went hunting on 2 September and were allegedly whisked away by Chinese troops from Sera-7, an Army patrol zone located in Upper Subansiri district.
File image of Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju | Photo: ANI

China to hand over 5 missing Arunachal youths to India on 12 September, says Kiren Rijiju

The five youths were allegedly whisked away by Chinese troops from an army patrol station when they had gone out hunting in the jungle near the border.

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Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.