Daulat Beg Oldie

  • IAF lands Super Hercules at the highest airstrip in the world August 20, 2013

    Ladakh: The Indian Air Force on Tuesday landed a C130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at the world's highest airstrip - the Daulat Beg Oldie in Jammu and Kashmir. The landing is very significant as it is a major show of strength by the IAF in a region where the Chinese troops...
  • No deal was struck with China to end Ladakh face off: Sources May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: With China-India standoff in Ladakh sector coming to an end, sources said on Monday that Delhi has not given in to any of the demands made by Beijing. "The governments of India and China have agreed to restore status quo along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Western...
  • Centre must give exact position in Ladakh: Omar May 6, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the Centre must clarify the ground situation in Ladakh region following withdrawal of the Chinese troops from Daulat Beg Oldi sector. "Some amount of clarity from Government of India, particularly from the Ministry of Defence, would be desired so that...
  • 'China-India standoff in Ladakh ended after diplomatic level talks' May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: There has been some relief for the government on the India-China border. The Chinese and Indian armies have withdrawn simultaneously from face-off point at the Daulat Beg Oldi sector in Ladakh. Sources in the Ministry of External Affairs say there were no talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • Antony briefs President Mukherjee on Chinese incursions May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday informed President Pranab Mukherjee about the measures taken by the Government to resolve the issue of incursion by Chinese soldiers into Indian territory in Ladakh where they have pitched tents in Daulat Beg Oldi area. The President, who is also the supreme...
  • BJP slams Centre on Chinese incursion May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday took on the Central government on the incursion by Chinese troops 19 km inside the Indian side in Ladakh's Daulat Beg Oldi and alleged that China is constructing bunkers in Eastern Ladakh. The BJP also alleged that government has failed to...
  • Chinese troops unlikely to withdraw from Ladakh soon: Sources May 1, 2013

    India's diplomatic efforts to get the Chinese to leave the patch of land in eastern Ladakh have so far reached a dead end. Intelligences sources tell CNN-IBN, the Chinese are unlikely to withdraw from eastern Ladakh soon. ...
  • Chinese troops reinforce position in DBO May 1, 2013

    Leh/New Delhi: China has reinforced its position in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector, 19 kilometre deep inside Indian territory, where they are getting regular supplies through trucks. According to reports sent to the Union Home Ministry, the Chinese side had adopted aggressive posture during patrolling in the DBO sector, where...
  • China may never leave Ladakh: Officials April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Chinese troops, who have intruded almost 19 kms into the Indian territory in Ladakh, may never leave the area. According to assessments by senior government and intelligence officials China's People's Liberation Army soldiers camped in Raki Nullah in eastern Ladakh may never go back across the Line of...
  • No plans to cancel China visit as of now: Khurshid April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that as of now there was no plans to cancel his visit to Beijing in wake of Chinese incursion in Ladakh. He, however, appeared to keep his options open saying "one week is a long time in politics". "Can I cancel...
  • Chinese incursion: India decides not to up the ante April 30, 2013

    Leh/New Delhi: India has decided not to up the ante against China even after the neighbouring country's troops reportedly erected another tent at Raki Nullah in eastern Ladakh. The standoff between the two countries has now entered the third week. However, the annual May 1 border personnel meeting may be used...
  • 1962 war veterans unsurprised by Chinese incursions April 28, 2013

    Ladakh: As China remains inside the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control, CNN-IBN tracked down the brave scouts who stood face to face with the Chinese platoon in the 1962 war. Many from Leh fought the Chinese in the 1962 war and many were taken prisoners of war...
  • Chinese troops have pitched tents 19 kms beyond LAC: Govt April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Friday told a Parliamentary Committee that Chinese troops have pitched tents 19 kms deep inside the Indian territory in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and that efforts are underway to ensure that the status quo is maintained. Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma and some...
  • China hopes border issue 'won't affect relations' April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: It is still not clear whether the flag meeting India requested China to resolve the impasse will take place on Friday or not. But China does seem to be softening its stand and is talking about the need for friendly relations between neighbours. "I would also like to stress...
  • China sticks to its stand; says no incursion by its troops April 24, 2013

    Beijing: Ignoring India's demand to revert to a status-quo in Depsang Valley, China on Wednesday firmly stuck to its stand that its troops have not violated the Line of Actual Control (LAC) "by a step" in the Ladakh region. "I want to reiterate here that the Chinese border troops have...
  • After incursion, China's helicopters violate Indian airspace April 24, 2013

    Leh/New Delhi: As the intruding Chinese soldiers refuse to budge from their occupied position in Daulat Beg Oldi(DBO) sector in Ladakh, two Chinese military helicopters have violated Indian airspace at Chumar, several hundred kms southeast of Leh, adding to the prevailing tension. The Chinese choppers entered the Indian airspace on April...
  • Despite two flag meets, China maintains Depsang its territory April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: It's now one week since Chinese troops quietly entered Depsang, south of Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) in eastern Ladakh. Although two flag meetings have been held between the DBO Sector brigadier and his Chinese counterpart, as yet there's no change in the status quo: The Chinese say its...
  • China flew military choppers over Depsang: Sources April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Chinese helicopters flew over Depsang in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in Ladakh on April 15, the same night a platoon-strength contingent of Chinese Army came 10 km inside the Indian territory and established a tented post in the sector, sources said. There have been other violations by the...
  • India, China in touch to resolve Chinese incursion issue April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: India and China are in touch to resolve the situation arising out of deep incursion by Chinese troops who entered the Indian territory in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in eastern Ladakh and erected a tented post. According to government sources, the issue was raised by India after...
  • India dares the dragon, set to restart airfield April 19, 2008

    New Delhi: India is reactivating a military airfield which it operated 43 years ago and is a stone’s throw away from the Karakoram Pass held by China. The last time India landed a fixed-wing aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie airfield in northeastern Ladakh was in 1965. Landing fixed-wing at the airfield...