Indo China Border

  • Army gets final nod for raising corps along China border November 19, 2013

    The government has given its final go ahead to the Army for raising a corps along the China border which will include the deployment of 50,000 additional troops there at a cost of around Rs 65,000 crore. The 17 Corps, the latest and the 14th such formation of the Army, will...
  • Border dispute not 'easy issue' to tackle, says Indian PM October 22, 2013

    Asserting that the commitment of the Indian and Chinese leadership to maintain peace on the frontiers is an important guarantor for progress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the border dispute is not an "easy issue" to tackle and will take time to resolve. "This is not an easy issue and...
  • Cabinet clears Rs 64,000 crore proposal for a new Indo-China border unit July 18, 2013

    The Cabinet has cleared Rs 64,000 crore proposal for raising a new China oriented mountain strike corps. The corps is tasked for the defence of the east where intrusions by the Chinese troops are on the rise. It will take nearly seven years to raise and will comprise of three...
  • Snow avalanche kills one in Uttarakhand, three injured February 7, 2013

    Uttarkashi: An employee of the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment was killed and three Army jawans were injured in a snow avalanche at a forward post near the Indo-China border in the district, ITBP sources said here on February 7. The snow avalanche occurred on February 6 when a SASE team...
  • Cooperate for border peace: China tells India February 26, 2012

    Beijing: China has asked India to cooperate with Beijing in maintaining peace and stability in the border areas, its Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks in response to a query on media reports that said Indian officials have pledged to guarantee "safety" of...
  • Govt gives China benefit of doubt for border intrusions March 7, 2010

    New Delhi:The Indian government admits that Chinese intrusions have been noticed in the past two years in bordering states, but says the incidents may be due to a "difference in perception" of the border. "Intrusions have been noticed in the past two years in areas of Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh), Uttarakhand,...
  • China allegedly stops NREGA projects in Ladakh January 8, 2010

    Ladakh: A letter from a village in Ladakh, bordering China, has sent alarm bells ringing in the security establishment in New Delhi. The letter says that Chinese army officers have been threatening labourers who are making a road under the NREGA scheme. The threats are verbal, but they are...
  • Matching up to China: India goes slow, steady November 13, 2009

    Tawang: The rutted mountain road to Tawang in remote northeast, quiet and empty for years, is abuzz these days with heavy construction activity. Bulldozers are slowly turning the rickety road to the Chinese border into a double-lane highway. The construction is part of India's quiet military buildup in an eastern Himalayan...
  • Differences with China can be sorted through talks: Pranab November 9, 2009

    London: Amid China's claims over parts of Arunachal Pradesh, India on Sunday said differences between New Delhi and Beijing over border issues can be resolved through dialogue. "It is true that we have differences with China on border. But, we have agreed to resolve them through dialogue," Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee...
  • Arunachal asks New Delhi to act against Chinese claims September 15, 2009

    Itanagar: The government in the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday urged New Delhi to act tough on Chinese claims over the state and snub Beijing's opposition to Dalai Lama's proposed visit to the region. "Chinese claims over Arunachal Pradesh are simply baseless and not correct. Arunachal Pradesh is an...
  • No one can snatch Arunachal Pradesh from us: Pranab November 9, 2008

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister, Pranab Mukherjee has once again said that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India. Speaking at the Buddhist Mahotsav festival at the Tawang Monastry, Mukherji said there was no dispute over Arunachal Pradesh. The state is an integral part of India and will continue...
  • Finding Shangri-La? Try Tawang June 21, 2007

    Tawang: Tawang, a quaint town tucked in the Himalayas at over 10,000 feet, may not be your regular hill station. But what sets the town apart is its isolation from the mundane and the famous Tawang monastery. The Tawang monastery is the oldest of all Tibetan monasteries outside Tibet. Many say...
  • Tawang inhabitants glad being Indians November 15, 2006

    Tawang: The ‘Sela’ gateway to Tawang town is on a height of 13,700 feet and is that part of India that China claims to be its own. China's claim is based on history, as Tawang (belonged to Tibet originally) is the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama. However, many...
  • Now China wants Arunachal's Tawang August 18, 2006

    Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh): At first sight, a 400-year-old Buddhist monastery, tucked deep in the Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh, hardly seems like a highly coveted piece of real estate. But Tawang Monastery, perched on a spur surrounded by clouds, is no ordinary abode for monks or nuns. One of the last vestiges...