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China Has Deployed 60,000 Soldiers at LAC; India Needs US in This Fight: says Mike Pompeo

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the country has deployed 60,000 soldiers at its border with India. He also said India “absolutely need the United States to be their ally and partner in this fight”.

Amnesty International India Halts Its Work In India; Cites Reprisal From Government Of India

The complete freezing of Amnesty International India’s bank accounts by the Government of India which it came to know on 10 September 2020, brings all the work being done by the organization to a grinding halt. The organisation has been compelled to let go of staff in India and pause all its ongoing campaign and research work. This is latest in the incessant witch-hunt of human rights organizations by the Government of India over unfounded and motivated allegations, Amnesty International India said today.

Tensions Escalate at China-India LAC: Both Sides Fire Shots, Accuse Each Other

The situation at China-India Line of Actual Control (LAC) is turning serious as both sides have fired gunshots in recent days.

China-India Accuse Each Other of Border Violations; Tensions Rise, Talks On

Tensions between China and India again have flared up again, with both Asian powers accusing each other of trying to seize territory across their disputed Himalayan border which is called 'Line of Actual Control (LAC)'.

New Zealand Mosque Shooter Gets Imprisonment for Life Till Death

A supremacist gunman who had killed 51 persons last year outside two Mosques in Christchurch is awarded imprisonment for life without parole today. The sentencing comes after three days of emotionally charged statements from survivors and the families of the victims in court.

Indian Army Moves 3 Divisions, Tanks to Ladakh

Amidst ongoing standoff with China, the Indian Army has reportedly more troops and tanks in Ladakh sector on Tuesday (June 30).

Deliberate Interference in Chinese Corporations will not Serve the Interests of the Indian Side, says China on India’s Move to Block Apps

Commenting on Government of India (GoI)'s move to block 59 Chinese Apps, including TikTok, Cam Scanner, WeChat and ShareIt, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that "deliberate interference in such cooperation will not serve the interests of the Indian side".

Why TikTok, UC Browser, Cam Scanner, WeChat, ShareIt (59 Apps) Are Blocked by India – What GoI Says?

Amidst heightened tensions with China in Ladakh region, the Government of India yesterday announced to 'block' 59 mobile apps. Most of these apps were developed and run by Chinese companies. The list included many popular apps like TikTok, UC Browser, CamScanner and WeChat (full list below).

Russia and the China-India Clash: Excerpts from Writeup of Girish Shahane

An opinion write-up by Girish Shahane appeared in live-mint under title "Russia and the India-China clash". Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) has taken out excerpts from this write-up that are being shared below for SSN readers. Readers, who are willing to read the full article my visit the source link given at the end of following excerpts

Ladakh Standoff: A Comparison of Statements Issued by MFA (China) and MEA (India) on 24 June

Amidst reports of Chinese military deployment near strategically important Daulat Beg Oldi, talks between the two sides continue. Both sides issued their official words on the ongoing standoff, situation at Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and mutual talks.

Indian PMO Issues Clarification on Modi’s Statement that China Did Not Enter Indian Territory

A day after Indian prime minister Narendra Modi told leader of Indian political parties during ‘All Party Meeting’ that “[n]either have any intruded into our border, nor has any post been taken over by them (China)”, Indian PMO issued a clarification alleging that “attempts [were] being made in some quarters to give a mischievous interpretation to remarks by the Prime Minister”.

China India Face-off in Galwan (Ladakh): How It Could Impact South Asia, Punjab and the Sikhs?

China and India has been engaged in a face-off in Galwan valley of Ladakh region. A clash broke out between Chinese and Indian soldiers on intervening night of 15 and 16 June which resulted in deaths of 20 Indian army personnel, including a commanding officer.

Major Generals of Chinese and Indian Army Holding Talks After 3 Casualties on Indian Side

In the wake of Monday night’s incident in which one officer and two soldiers of Indian Army were killed in a fight with Chinese military, Major Generals of China and India are talking to defuse the situation in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh and other areas.

Ladakh Standoff: Indian Army Officer, 2 Soldiers Killed in Violent Clash With Chinese Military

An Indian Army officer and two soldiers were reportedly killed in Ladakh's Galwan Valley on Monday night during violent face off with Chinese military, according to Indian media reports.

Chinese Daily Criticise and Condemn Indian Experts; Cautions Against Playing with Fire

Chandigarh: Amid heightened tensions between China and India in wake of recent standoff between in Ladakh, Chinese daily the Global Times has criticised and Condemned ...

India-Nepal Relationship Deteriorating Fast; Delhi Reaches Out to Kathmandu

India-Nepal relationship is moving fast towards the edge. It all started with Nepal releasing a new political map of the country which included certain areas as parts of Nepal which are also claimed by India. Last week a bill was moved in Nepal’s parliament to amend the constitution of Nepal in accordance with the new political map. The bill is unanimously passed by the lower house of Nepal parliament.

Australia and India Sign Use of Military Bases & Logistic Support Deal; What’s Next?

India and Australia have signed a pact on access to military bases for logistics support. The pact was one of the seven agreements singed after a virtual summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.

Ladakh Standoff: India Admits Presence of Sizeable Chinese Troops; Lt. Generals to Talk; Statements by USA and Russia

Chinese and Indian soldiers were engaged in a standoff in several areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region for close to a month now. While China has been in aggressive mood, India is playing defensive.

India’s Defence Minister ‘Defensively’ Talks About Ladakh Standoff at LAC with China

The Government of India (GoI) has been under pressure because of China's aggressive mode in Ladakh. If media reports are to be believed Chinese soldiers have advanced into the territory which India claims as part of region under its control. The issue has been in discussion for about a month now but there was no official response from any senior member of the government of India so far.

China Rejects US President’s Offer to Mediate Between China and India to End Their Border Standoff

China on Friday (May 29) rejected US President Donald Trump's offer to mediate between India and China to end their current border standoff, saying the two countries do not need the intervention of a "third party" to settle their differences.

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