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  • Video shows Chinese soldiers crying as they allegedly head to Sino-Indian border

    09/22/2020 11:52:25 AM PDT · by libh8er · 74 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 9.22.2020 | Keoni Everington
    AIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions continue to simmer on the Sino-Indian border, a video surfaced on Sunday (Sept. 20) showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers crying as they are allegedly deployed to the border. On Sunday, Pakistani comedian Zaid Hamid uploaded a video showing several PLA recruits crying on a bus as they are allegedly "transferred to Ladakh Border to face Indian Army [sic]." Hamid then wrote that China's one-child policy is "seriously hurting the motivation level of our Chinese brothers." He then added, "We Pakistani support you China. Stay Brave." Although Pakistan is an ally of China, Hamid...
  • India, China accuse each other of firing shots at tense border

    09/08/2020 8:00:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 09/08/2020
    China and India have accused each other of firing shots on their flashpoint Himalayan border in a further escalation of military tension between the nuclear-armed Asian rivals. The relationship between the two countries has deteriorated since a hand-to-hand combat clash in the Ladakh region on June 15 in which 20 Indian troops were killed. Experts fear the latest incident will intensify a months-long standoff between the Asian giants that erupted in late April. Beijing's defence ministry accused India of "severe military provocation", saying soldiers crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the western border region on Monday and "opened...
  • Indo-China trade relations in focus as border face-off intensifies

    09/03/2020 10:41:02 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 4 replies
    US News ^ | Sep 3, 2020 | Reuters
    India banned 118 more mostly Chinese apps on Wednesday, a move that could intensify simmering tensions between the two countries following a recent deadly skirmish at a disputed Himalayan border site, and raising concerns about the longer-term impact of $82 billion of trade. The latest apps include Tencent Holdings Ltd's popular videogame PUBG. India imported $65.3 billion worth of goods from China in the fiscal year ended March 2020, and exported $16.6 billion, according to the country's Commerce ministry... India has also been planning to impose higher trade barriers and raise import duties on around 300 products from China and...
  • US seeks formal alliance similar to NATO with India, Japan and Australia as a bulwark against a potential challenge from China, State Department official says

    09/01/2020 8:28:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 09/01/2020 | Robert Delaney
    Washington aims to formalise its closer Indo-Pacific defence relations with India, Japan and Australia – also known as “the quad” – into something more closely resembling the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), a senior US State Department official said on Monday. The US government’s goal is to get the grouping of four countries and others in the region to work together as a bulwark against “a potential challenge from China” and “to create a critical mass around shared values and interests of those parties in a manner that attracts more countries in the Indo-Pacific and even from around the world...
  • China Vows Retaliation, India Boosts Defenses as Both Claim Border Incursions

    08/31/2020 4:51:10 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 13 replies
    newsweek via :// ^ | 8/31/2020 | Tom O'Connor
    China has vowed retaliation and India has bolstered its defenses amid a new flare-up in border tensions that saw both sides accuse the other of attempting to cross their disputed boundary in the Himalayan highlands. In the latest episode to emerge from an ongoing standoff that erupted in May and turned deadly the following month, the Chinese People's Liberation Army and Indian Armed Forces charged one other Monday with trying to redraw the contested Line of Actual Control between India-administered Ladakh and China-administered Aksai Chin. The details of the incident remain difficult to discern, but heated rhetoric from the two...
  • India Says China’s Military Made Provocative Moves Near Disputed Border

    08/31/2020 8:37:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    SRINAGAR, India—India said Monday its soldiers thwarted “provocative” movements by China’s military near a disputed border in the Ladakh region months into the rival nations’ deadliest standoff in decades.Local military commanders from the two countries were meeting along the disputed frontier on Monday to resolve the issues, India’s defense ministry said. It said India was committed to dialogue “but is also equally determined to protect its territorial integrity.”The statement said China’s People’s Liberation Army on Saturday night “carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo” and “violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements”...
  • PLA soldier’s grave proof of China’s Galwan losses?

    08/30/2020 8:14:32 AM PDT · by IndianChief · 3 replies ^ | Updated: Aug 30, 2020, 09:28 IST | Rohan Dua
    NEW DELHI: The photograph of a 19-year-old Chinese soldier’s gravestone, circulating on the country’s social media, could be evidence of Chinese casualties in the Galwan Valley clash .. ........ The inscription on the gravestone, in Mandarin, says, “Tomb of martyr Chen Xiangrong, soldier of the Unit 69316 of the Southern Xinjiang Military District of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army 13th Regiment.Born in December 2001, from Pingnan county, Fujian province China. Sacrificed in the fight against India’s border defence in June 2020.”
  • Post-Galwan, Indian Navy quietly deployed warship in South China Sea

    08/30/2020 8:00:32 AM PDT · by IndianChief · 11 replies
    REDIFF.COM ^ | August 30, 2020 18:06 IST | Ajit K Dubey
    Acting swiftly after the Galwan valley clash on June 15 in Eastern Ladakh, the Indian Navy sailed out its frontline warship for deployment in the South China Sea much to the displeasure of the Chinese who raised objections over the move during the talks between the two sides. The Chinese have been objecting to the presence of Indian Navy ships in the region where it has significantly expanded its presence since 2009 through artificial islands and military presence. "Soon after the Galwan clash broke out in which 20 of our soldiers were killed, the Indian Navy deployed one of its...
  • India Hurries to Develop Strategic Indian Ocean Islands to Counter China

    08/28/2020 6:37:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 08/28/2020 | BY VENUS UPADHAYAYA
    India has recently renewed its attention to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean, which occupy a key location in West-East maritime trade, with a series of infrastructure, economic, and defense projects that experts say will help India and its Indo-Pacific allies.The country is upgrading two airstrips on the islands into full-fledged fighter aircraft bases, according to Aug. 25 media reports, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun other development projects in the past few weeks.“The Andaman and Nicobar Islands provide critical access and key entry and exit points for the Indian Ocean. They oversee the Strait...
  • India-China standoff: CDS General Rawat says military options on table if talks fail

    08/24/2020 5:09:41 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 7 replies
    msn India Now ^ | 8/24/2020 | Manjeet Singh Negi 8 hours ago
    A military option to deal with transgressions by the Chinese Army in Ladakh is on the table, India's Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has said, while adding that it will be exercised only if talks between the two armies and the diplomatic option fail. CDS General Bipin Rawat told India Today that transgressions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) occur due to differing perceptions about its alignment. "The military option to deal with the transgressions by the Chinese is still on but will be considered only if the talks at the diplomatic and military level fail,"...
  • Military option on table if talks fail: Rawat on China

    08/23/2020 7:18:36 PM PDT · by libh8er · 5 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 8.24.2020 | Shishir Gupta
    India’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has explicitly stated that a military option to deal with transgressions by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in Ladakh is on the table, but will be exercised only if talks between the two armies and the diplomatic option are unfruitful. “Transgressions along the LAC occur due to differing perceptions about its alignment. Defence services are tasked to monitor and carry out surveillance and prevent such transgressions turning into intrusions. Whole of government approach is adopted to peacefully resolve any such activity and prevent intrusions. Defence services always remain prepared for military actions...
  • India plans to add 35,000 troops along China border as tensions simmer

    07/30/2020 10:58:18 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 2 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | July 30 | Updated on July 30, 2020 | Bloomberg
    India is preparing to position an additional 35,000 troops along its disputed Himalayan border with China as the possibility of an early resolution to the deadly tensions between the two neighbours fades. The move would change the status quo along the contested 3,488 km Line of Actual Control and stretch the nations already tight military budget, senior Indian officials said, asking not to be identified citing rules on speaking to the media. Twenty Indian soldiers and unknown number of Chinese troops were killed in an ugly skirmish on June 15 and since then, both sides have rushed thousands of soldiers,...
  • China: In the end, the Big Loser

    07/26/2020 10:27:25 AM PDT · by libh8er · 12 replies
    Telegraph Online ^ | 7.26.2020 | Paran Balakrishnan
    Many Indians thought former BBC journalist Humphrey Hawksley was being overly alarmist when he wrote the thriller Dragon Fire two decades ago about a war pitting China and Pakistan against India that ended apocalyptically with nuclear devastation. Hawksley, a veteran Asia hand, said his fiction was meant not just to entertain but also be a warning that China was expansionist and was a one-party state whose government had to prove itself to survive. Since then, though, we’ve seen China offering a different narrative in which global economic diplomacy was its choice weapon. The Chinese have been busy proving they’re responsible...
  • India deploys T-90 tanks in Galwan Valley after China’s aggressive posturing at LAC

    06/30/2020 8:12:30 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 34 replies ^ | 6/29/2020 | Shishir Gupta
    Signalling that it is all for peaceful restoration of status quo ante in East Ladakh but is also prepared for the worst case scenario, the Indian Army has deployed six T-90 missile firing tanks and top-of-the-line shoulder fired anti-tank missile systems in the Galwan Valley sector. The senior military commanders from India and China are meeting at Chushul on Tuesday to work out the de-escalation and disengagement process on mutual terms.\ The army's decision to deploy the T-90 Bishma tanks was taken after the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) had beefed up its positions on the river bed with armoured...
  • Indian Air Force (IAF) deploys air defence missile systems in Eastern Ladakh to counter Chinese build-up

    06/27/2020 7:22:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Asian Age ^ | 06/27/2020
    New Delhi: Indian defence forces have deployed their advanced “quick-reaction surface-to-air missile defence systems” in the Eastern Ladakh sector after PLA air force increased its air activity near LAC in Ladakh and Chinese aircraft were seen last week landing in a Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) airbase. The air defence systems of both Indian Army and the Indian Air Force have been deployed in Ladakh to take on any aerial threat. India has also filled the surveillance gaps to ensure that no enemy aircraft would be able to go undetected. Indian quick reaction air defence missile includes the Akash missile which...
  • Indian military amasses more men, material at border with China

    06/27/2020 3:35:18 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 50 replies ^ | 6/27/2020 | IANS
    The Indian military is amassing more men and material as a precautionary deployment along the 3,488-km-long disputed border with China. The Indian military is amassing more men and material as a precautionary deployment along the 3,488-km-long disputed border with China. The deployment, perhaps one of the biggest in the recent years, comes at a time when India and China are locked in a hitherto unprecedented standoff – for eight weeks now – at multiple points along their border. Sources said that Indian Army has deployed three more divisions in eastern Ladakh region to bolster its position on the Line of...
  • India-China standoff live updates: PLA opens new front in Depsang Bulge (preparing for invasion ?)

    06/24/2020 9:23:32 PM PDT · by libh8er · 25 replies
    Times of India ^ | 6.25.2020
    The satellite images on Wednesday showed that Chinese troops have come back in larger numbers to the “Patrolling Point-14 (PP-14)” area in the Galwan Valley region, the site of the brutal skirmish on June 15. This time, PLA appears to have set up a large camp with gun positions at the site near the “Y-junction” of the Shyok and Galwan rivers, which is slightly over a kilometre below PP-14, a reference point that marks the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). 08:21 (IST), Jun 25 Gen Naravane undertook an aerial survey of the forward areas in Ladakh...
  • India redraws its rules to engage China on border

    06/21/2020 1:22:46 PM PDT · by libh8er · 17 replies
    Livemint ^ | 6.22.2020 | Elizabeth Roche
    India has reset the rules of engagement with Chinese troops along the entire stretch of their 3,488km long border, with the Indian Army now given a free hand to deal with any provocation by China. Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday approved the new tactical approach in a meeting he held on Sunday with Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs, a person familiar with the development said. “The commanders at LAC (line of actual control) can now give troops complete freedom of action to handle situations at the tactical level," the person said, on condition...
  • ‘LAC holds no sanctity for Chinese army’, says General Ved Prakash Malik-(China is committed to retake all territories belonged to China in the past.)

    06/18/2020 11:59:10 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies ^ | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | Ramesh Vinayak
    As New Delhi weighs its response, a defining marker of the Ladakh face-off, according to General Ved Prakash Malik, former chief of the Indian army, is that the military-level engagement on the long-contested Line of Actual Control, premised on a series of bilateral agreements and protocols, has ceased to be a dispute resolution mechanism. The savage killing of 20 Indian soldiers by the Chinese military in the deadliest border clash in last four and a half decades has dramatically spiked tensions between the two nuclear-equipped neighbours. As New Delhi weighs its response, a defining marker of the Ladakh face-off, according...
  • World War 3: India slaughters 5 Chinese soldiers in bloody massacre- border tensions erupt

    06/16/2020 6:49:53 AM PDT · by Republic_Venom · 98 replies
    Express.UK ^ | Rebecca Perring
    World War 3: India slaughters 5 Chinese soldiers in bloody massacre- border tensions erupt FIVE Chinese soldiers were killed and 11 injured during violent clashes at the China-India border, which has sparked fears of World War 3. There were losses on both sides of the battle as one of the Indian army's officers and two soldiers were killed in a "violent faceoff" at Galwan Valley, one of the four clash points in the eastern Ladakh sector. These are the first reported casualties in decades to result from a clash between the nuclear-armed Asian giants. China has not yet confirmed the...