Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicPeople's Liberation Army

Topic: People's Liberation Army

China withdraws 10,000 soldiers from depth areas of LAC in Ladakh, but frontline troops stay

Move can't be seen as de-escalation from Chinese side. India had also thinned down troops, withdrawing soldiers rushed in as reserves when standoff began in May.

Chinese soldier captured on Indian side of LAC was ‘disoriented’, Army gave him medical aid

The PLA soldier was a young trooper, and was handed over to China at the Chushul-Moldo meeting point Monday morning after talks at the local level.

Army well entrenched to counter any misadventure by China in Ladakh, says defence ministry

Defence Ministry says airlift assets proved their mettle by mobilising huge quantum of war-waging machinery and battle-ready troops in the Northern Sector in quick time frames.

China appoints new military commander for India border, but no change expected in stand-off

President Xi Jinping has appointed Gen. Zhang Xudong as head of the Western Theater Command, to replace the powerful Gen. Zhao Zongqi, who is retiring.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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