LADAKH

  • J&K: Two soldiers dead, 2 others injured in Ladakh avalanche April 4, 2015

    Ladakh: Two soldiers died and two others have been injured after getting trapped in an avalanche in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. Avalanche hit an Army vehicle at remote Changla village in Leh district yesterday, trapping five soldiers travelling in it, spokesman of Army's northern command Col SD Goswami...
  • China to propose new code of conduct for Line of Actual Control in border talks with India March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: In the 18th round of border talks with India, China is likely to propose a new code of conduct for the Line of Actual Control. The talks hold political significance as these are the first round of negotiations after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power. The talks are...
  • India, China to hold border talks in Delhi from Monday March 22, 2015

    Beijing/New Delhi: India and China will hold the 18th round of border talks in Delhi from Monday - the first round of negotiations after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power last year - where the two sides are expected to focus on clarification of the Line of Actual Control...
  • Ladakh: Zanskar river blocked after landslide creates an artificial lake in the mountains February 4, 2015

    Ladakh: The famous Zanskar river in Ladakh has been blocked for three weeks after a landslide created an artificial lake in the mountains. Locals fear flash floods if the ice melts, threatening the lives of 4000 people living in the low-lying areas. The landslide blocked a tributary near the Kargil headquarters...
  • PDP keen on 'grand alliance' with BJP, Congress in J&K: sources December 30, 2014

    Srinagar: As suspense over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continues, sources say the People's Democratic Party has suggested the idea of a "grand alliance" with the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. According to sources, PDP patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed feels that the "grand alliance", if formed, will be...
  • BJP fails to make inroad in Kashmir valley, secure any seat in Ladakh region December 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Notwithstanding the remarkable performance of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu region, the saffron party was not able to make inroad in Kashmir valley and also failed to open an account in the Ladakh region. Despite a high voltage campaigning by top brass of the BJP including Prime Minister Narendra...
  • J&K elections: Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday November 24, 2014

    Srinagar: The stage is set for the first of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers, are among 123 candidates trying their luck in 15 constituencies that will go to polls on Tuesday in all three regions of the state. While six constituencies...
  • J&K polls: Voters education camps for Army personnel in Leh November 7, 2014

    Leh: In an initiative to encourage Army personnel to use postal ballots error-free, Leh administration has launched voters education camps to avoid large scale rejection of their votes in the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state. Around 55 per cent votes of Army personnel got rejected due to technical errors...
  • J&K polls: Leh administration educates Armymen to cast postal ballot November 4, 2014

    Leh: With polls in Jammu and Kashmir round the corner, district election commission officials have come out with a novel idea of educating Army men about how to cast vote with postal ballots in the forthcoming elections. Deputy Commissioner of Leh Simrandeep Singh, who doubles up as District Electoral Officer,...
  • Chinese Army entered Indian waters at Pangong Lake November 2, 2014

    Leh/New Delhi: Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently made a two-pronged simultaneous incursion by sending its troops into Indian waters in the Pangong lake as well as five kms deep into Indian territory through the land route in the same area, according to reports. Official sources said on Sunday that according...
  • J&K: NCP praises PM Modi for celebrating Diwali with flood-hit people October 24, 2014

    Jammu: Nationalist Congress party (NCP) on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for celebrating Diwali with the flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir. The party also appreciated the move of the Prime Minister of celebrating the festival with the soldiers guarding the frontier at the Siachen glacier. State NCP chief...
  • After border row, India, China plan counter-terror drills to build trust October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India will hold counter-terrorism exercises with China despite a recent face-off on their disputed border, officials said, in a sign the two governments want to manage their deep differences. India, which under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has struck an assertive national security posture, also agreed to China's request to...
  • 7th Pay Commission visits Siachen to meet soldiers October 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Members of the 7th Pay Commission are on a three-day visit to the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, including the Siachen glacier, to take a first-hand account of the extremely difficult conditions in which soldiers are protecting the country's frontiers. Headed by its chairman, Justice AK Mathur, the 17-member...
  • Kolkata rickshaw-puller pedals his way to Ladakh October 7, 2014

    Kolkata: A rickshaw-puller from the city pedalled for two months and covered a 3,000-km arduous journey to reach distant Ladakh valley to become the first man to achieve the feat. After riding his rickshaw for 68 days through Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Srinagar and Kargil, 44-year-old Satyen Das said he had crossed...
  • India, China end border standoff in eastern Ladakh September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: India and China have "successfully terminated" the over three-week long standoff of its troops in Chumar and Demchok areas in eastern Ladakh and will hold a meeting on border affairs next month, the government said on Tuesday. As per understanding reached between India and China, the two sides...
  • Army likely to replace the Indo Tibetan Border Police along LAC with China: Sources September 28, 2014

    Leh: In a significant move aimed at countering the increasing threat and incidents of incursion by China's People's Liberation Army, the Centre is contemplating replacing the ITBP by the Army, particularly in the Ladakh sector. Maximum number of incidents of incursion have been reported here. The Army's role in handling the...
  • China agrees to withdraw troops from Ladakh after Sushma meets Chinese counterpart in US September 26, 2014

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of Chinese incursions into Indian territory across the Line of Actual Control with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Wednesday during their meeting in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. After the talks, the Chinese government...
  • With canal and hut, India stands up to China on disputed frontier September 25, 2014

    Earlier this month, the Indian army, stationed on a remote Himalayan plateau, built a small observation hut from where they could watch Chinese soldiers across a disputed border. The move so irked China's military that it laid a road on territory claimed by India and demanded that the tin hut be...
  • Ladakh stand-off: Flag meeting likely between Indian and Chinese soldiers today September 25, 2014

    Chumar (Ladakh): In the recent development of the continuing border stand off with the Chinese Army, India has demanded the restoration of the pre-September 10 situation in Chumar, defence sources have reported. The two countries are also likely to hold a flag meeting today in the Chushul sector of Ladakh to...
  • As standoff continues in Ladakh, India plays down border tension with China September 23, 2014

    India on Tuesday played down reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the People's Liberation Army to be prepared for a regional war, even as the standoff in Chumar and Demchok sectors on the Line of Actual Control continues. Meanwhile, PTI reported that the Chinese Army has called for...
  • As standoff in Ladakh enters Day 12, Chinese troops ask for flag meeting with Indian Army: Sources September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Chinese Army on Tuesday asked for a flag meeting with the Indian side as the standoff in Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) entered Day 12. Sources in the Indian Army said that their request was under consideration. The Chinese troops have made repeated incursions into...
  • Diplomacy at work to deal with Chinese incursions: MEA September 23, 2014

    India is playing down the Chinese presence in Chumar in Ladakh. The MEA on Tuesday said that the issue is being handled by diplomats from both sides. The comment came even as the standoff entered Day 12. ...
  • Army Chief cancels Bhutan visit as India-China standoff continues in Ladakh September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops across the Line of Actual Control, Army Chief General Dalbir Suhag has cancelled his trip to Bhutan. His 4-day trip was to start on Tuesday. China's People's Liberation Army had added seven new tents within Indian territory on Sunday. Chinese...
  • Amidst LAC standoff, Chinese President tells Army to be ready for a regional war September 23, 2014

    Beijing: A day after the China's People's Liberation Army added seven new tents within the Indian territory, Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the Chinese army to be ready for a regional war. He has also ordered the Army to ensure a smooth chain of command and implement all decisions...
  • Chinese pitch seven tents in Chumar; stand off continues September 21, 2014

    Leh/New Delhi: The standoff in Chumar area of Ladakh area took a new turn on Sunday with Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) pitching seven tents well within the Indian territory and showing no signs of withdrawing from the territory. The Chinese who had arrived in vehicles on Saturday in Chumar, 300...
  • China not warlike, says Xi, as border standoff dominates India trip September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: China is not a warlike nation, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, during a rare trip to neighbour India that was dominated by a standoff on a barren Himalayan plateau between soldiers from the world's two most populous nations. Robust comments from Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the dispute...
  • Chinese troops begin withdrawing from Indian territory September 18, 2014

    Leh/New Delhi: After heightened tension in Chumar area in Northeast Ladakh for four days, Chinese troops on Thursday began withdrawing from the Indian territory, official sources said. Chinese troops started retreating into their territory from 9:45 PM, the sources said, adding that Indian army which was present also in large number...
  • Xi's India visit: Will it reduce trust deficit between India and China? September 18, 2014

    Amidst repeated incursions by the Chinese Army along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over the issue in his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Modi told Xi that it was important to address the border issue soon and the Chinese...
  • Ladakh standoff continues: Chinese helicopters drop food for its army September 18, 2014

    Leh/New Delhi: Tension persisted in Chumar area in Northeast Ladakh where Chinese troops were reported to have stepped up their presence in the wee hours of Thursday, camping at three places in the Indian territory and refusing to vacate. Official sources said helicopters regularly air dropped food packets for the Chinese...
  • Modi says must resolve incursion issue soon, Xi assures China determined to finding a solution September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst repeated incursions by the Chinese Army along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over the issue in his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Modi told Xi that it was important to address the border issue soon and...