China objects Kovind’s Arunachal visit

China objects Kovind’s Arunachal visit

BEIJING: China on Monday strongly objected President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying India should refrain from “complicating” the border dispute when bilateral relations are at a “crucial moment”. President Kovind visited Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. “The Chinese government never acknowledged the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and our position on the border issue is […]

Govt plans 50 new ITBP posts along China border, troops to learn Chinese

Govt plans 50 new ITBP posts along China border, troops to learn Chinese

GREATER NOIDA (UP): The government is considering building 50 more ITBP posts along the India-China border and using technology to ensure a round-the-year temperature of 20 degrees Celsius in all its high-altitude bases, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday. Addressing soldiers and officers of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) during its 56th Raising Day […]

China urges India to abide by ‘historic treaty’ on border

China urges India to abide by ‘historic treaty’ on border

Beijing: China on Sunday referred to the 1890 UK-China treaty which it claims demarcated the Sikkim sector of the Sino-Indian border as it urged New Delhi to abide by its provisions, a day after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden visit to the Nathu La post. Reacting to Sitharaman’s visit to the area, the […]

China opens new highway in Tibet close to Arunachal border

China opens new highway in Tibet close to Arunachal border

BEIJING: China on Sunday opened a 409-km new expressway costing about USD 5.8 billion linking Tibet’s provincial capital Lhasa with Nyingchi, which is close to Arunachal Pradesh border. The 409-km toll-free expressway has linked the two major cities which are also tourist attractions in Tibet, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The expressway cuts Lhasa-Nyingchi travel […]

Rajnath to visit Sino-Indian border areas

Rajnath to visit Sino-Indian border areas

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will this week visit a Sino-Indian border area in Uttarakhand which has witnessed transgression by China’s People’s Liberation Army in the recent past, officials said. During the tour to Barahoti, the home minister will interact with the personnel of the Indo Tibetan Border Police which guards the border outpost […]

Resolve Kashmir through dialogue: China to India, Pak

Resolve Kashmir through dialogue: China to India, Pak

Beijing: China on Friday said the Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally by India and Pakistan through talks, while dismissing calls by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for implementation of the UN resolution on the dispute. Asked about the contact group of the OIC calling for the implementation of the UN resolution on Kashmir, Chinese […]

India should draw lessons from Doklam standoff: China

India should draw lessons from Doklam standoff: China

BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday said the 73-day stand-off between India and China in Dokalam ended after India withdrew its troops and asked New Delhi to “learn lessons” and prevent such incidents in future. India and China on Monday ended their standoff in Doklam by withdrawing their troops from the area, just […]

China non-committal on halting road construction in Dokalam

China non-committal on halting road construction in Dokalam

BEIJING: China on Tuesday remained non-committal on the issue of stopping road construction in Dokalam, a day after Indian and Chinese troops ended a 73-day standoff that was triggered by China’s move to build a road in the border area. “In order to meet the needs of defending the borders, improving the living conditions, China […]

India, China agree to ‘expeditious disengagement’ of troops in Dokalam

India, China agree to ‘expeditious disengagement’ of troops in Dokalam

NEW DELHI/BEIJING: India and China have agreed to “expeditious disengagement” of border personnel at Dokalam, New Delhi said on Monday, a week before the BRICS summit in China that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend. In a major diplomatic breakthrough, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the two countries had maintained “diplomatic […]

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