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India-China standoff: How the Galwan Valley clash unfolded

File picture of Indian Army vehicles moving towards LehNEW DELHI: Twenty Indian soldiers, including a Colonel, were killed and several others grievously injured in a violent physical skirmish with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley region of eastern Ladakh on Monday, in a massive build-up of military confrontation in the high-altitude region since early-May even…

India-China border tensions live updates: At least 20 Indian soldiers killed in violent face-off with China

Deeply anguished and pained: Sonia Gandhi on killing of soldiers in border clash, reports news agency PTI”My tributes to their undaunting courage and condolences to the bereaved families. We stand together in defending our security and territorial integrity,” she said in a statement. “Deeply anguished and pained by the reports of martyrdom of the brave…

US mum so far on India-China spat

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday squarely blamed China for the origins of the coronavirus pandemic while pledging the American economy would come back stronger than before, even as he stayed mum on the bloody India-China border spat. At a White House Rose Garden event where he signed an executive order direct some modest…

India-China standoff: Political-diplomatic talks seen as only way out

NEW DELHI: Direct top-level politico-diplomatic intervention is now likely to de-escalate the almost month-long military confrontation between Indian and Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh, which has seen both sides continuing to pump in additional troops and build fortifications for the long haul in the region. There are an estimated 1,200-1,500 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers…

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