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‘India’s move in J&K illegal’: China on one year of Article 370 abrogation

source - HT
‘India’s move in J&K illegal’: China on one year of Article 370 abrogation

China on Wednesday said that “unilateral” changes India made to the status of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir by splitting it into two separate union territories in 2019 were illegal and invalid.
China also called on India and Pakistan to resolve the dispute over Kashmir through dialogue and consultations.
Jammu and Kashmir ceased to be a state and became two union territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh - in October, three months after Parliament revoked the special status enjoyed by the former state under Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5 last year.
Responding to a query on the impact of New Delhi’s decision one year later, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that Beijing has been closely following the situation in Kashmir.

“China follows closely the situation in the Kashmir region. China’s position on the Kashmir issue is clear and consistent. This issue is a d…

Fresh provocation: Pakistan shows J&K, Ladakh, Sir Creek as its territories in new political map

Pakistan's new map also shows the erstwhile state of Junagadh in Gujarat and Sir Creek as Pakistani territories.
Source- TIMES


The new official map describes J&K as Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir The map will henceforth be used in curriculum across Pakistan, confirmed Imran Khan






New Delhi: In yet another provocation towards India, Pakistan government on Tuesday approved a new political map showing the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh as Pakistani territories. The controversial map also shows the erstwhile state of Junagadh in Gujarat and Sir Creek within Pakistan's borders.The new official map describes J&K as Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. The Pakistani government confirmed that the map will henceforth be used in curriculum across the country.Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a federal cabinet meet and approved a new political map of Pakistan while including the Jammu and Kashmir region in it for the fir…

India’s quest for armed drones gets a boost as US looks to ramp up arms sales

Source-The PrintIndia is now looking at acquiring 6 armed drones from the US instead of the planned mix of 30 armed and non-armed drones. It is also in talks with Israel.





New Delhi: India’s long quest for armed drones has received a boost from the US, which is looking at ramping up arms sales to New Delhi amid the ongoing stand-off with China in Ladakh.Citing US officials and congressional aides, the Foreign Policy magazine reported Tuesday, “The Trump administration is looking to ramp up arms sales to India in the wake of the country’s deadly border clashes with China, opening a new front of tensions between Washington and Beijing”.It quoted an unnamed Congressional aide as saying, “They’re going to want to provide India with armed [category-1] Predators.” The development comes at a time when India is on a shopping spree to ramp up its firepower and surveillance capabilities as the ongoing tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) are expected to continue well into the winter.New De…

No compromise on territorial integrity, says India in 5th round of military talks with China

Source-HTSenior commanders of the two armies held intense negotiations for nearly 11 hours on Sunday at a designated meeting point in Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).


The Indian army has categorically conveyed to China’s PLA at the fifth round of military talks it will not compromise on India’s territorial integrity, and clearly said disengagement of troops from Pangong Tso and a few other friction points in eastern Ladakh should be completed at the earliest, people familiar with the developments said on Monday.Senior commanders of the two armies held intense negotiations for nearly 11 hours on Sunday at a designated meeting point in Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).The Indian delegation very clearly and firmly communicated to the Chinese side that restoration of status quo ante in all areas of eastern Ladakh was key for overall ties between the two countries, and that Beijing must ensure complete disengagement of its troops fr…

Indian Air Force with Rafale has plan to take the fight to China

Source - HT The Indian Air Force has the capacity and capability to bring the fight to Han China, way beyond occupied Tibet and Xinjiang. While the Indian Air Force (IAF) plan against the threat of Chinese Air Force remains classified, the basic strategy against People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was put to test very successfully during 2018 Gagan Shakti pan-India air exercises. The strategy is simple: Disperse, Absorb, Recoup and Retaliate. Air warriors like Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Birender Singh Dhanoa know that the Chinese will launch a barrage of early long range missile strikes against Indian air bases to incapacitate them. However, according to a March 2020 Belfer Center Study of Harvard Kennedy School, this is easier said than done. While recognising the rocket threat from China, the IAF strategy has been fine tuned to an art form and put to practice through more than 6,000 sorties alone on the eastern front during Exercise Gagan Shakti. “The moment the red flag is up,…

Will ensure disengagement of troops at LAC’: India, China reiterate stand

Source -- HT
The two sides maintained that “peace and tranquillity in the border areas” was essential for overall development of the bilateral relations.


India and China on Friday once again reiterated that they will work to ensure “complete disengagement of the troops” along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Ladakh region, where 15 Indian soldiers were killed on June 15 in a violent face off with the Chinese army. The comments were made at the 16th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination (WMCC) on India-China Border Affairs.The two sides maintained that “ peace and tranquility in the border areas” was essential for overall development of the bilateral relations.On Tuesday, the Chinese foreign ministry had told HT that its troops had begun to disengage from the Galwan Valley, a day after New Delhi and Beijing simultaneously announced their decision to deescalate the two-month long tense situation in the area.In all, the two sides have had three meeting…