India-China Border Tension Highlights: Tensions escalated manifold along the LAC in eastern Ladakh after the Galwan Valley clashes on June 15 in which 20 Indian Army personnel were killed.
The Indian army said that Indian soldiers pre-empted People’s Liberation Army (PLA)’s activity on the southern bank of Pangong Tso and undertook measures to strengthen positions and thwart Chinese intentions.
Going by the displacement of ambulances and helicopters on the Chinese side, the number could be as low as 16 and as high as 96 casualties. It is, however, impossible to say how many of these resulted in fatalities
Since 1993, both India and China have maintained the fiction of a ‘Line of Actual Control’ in the area, which was all right till the other day. Suddenly the Chinese have decided that the entire Galwan Valley is part of their territory
The life of a soldier deployed at any operationally active frontline is never easy — but, in the cold deserts of Eastern Ladakh the soldier is pushed to the limits of physical and mental endurance
It is no secret that the growing Chinese belligerence along the LAC owes in large part to Beijing’s exaggerated jitters at India’s efforts to build logistical infrastructure in the region
Since he took over power in 2012, Xi, who has emerged as the most powerful leader after Mao Zedong heading the party.
The new missile -- the Dongfeng-41 -- also has a speed of more than Mach 10 and can use decoy devices and chaff to pierce its way through the enemy's missile warning and defence systems.
The Chinese troops started their incursion in the Chumar area on the evening of July 16 and they remained in the Indian area till the morning of July 17, sources said.