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  1. Live ammunition used in PLA Tibet night drill

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... chief General Ved Prakash Malik said last week that his country must increase its vigilance in Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims and calls South Tibet. Indian Defence Minister A. K. Antony ...

  2. Tibetans tortured after arrest: witness

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... known to have again tried to flee and made it. His account echoed stories that have come out of Tibet, where each year thousands trek over Himalayan passes. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said ... In Dharamsala, the director of the Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre, Loudhup Dorjee, said Jamyang Samten arrived on Monday after escaping from Tibet through Nepal following his release. 'He was part ...

  3. Importance of heritage top lesson of trip

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... heritage. How did you become involved in building the new Central Asian Museum in Ladakh? I have a former colleague, Nie Yun, who has volunteered for a few years now with the Germany-based Tibet ... and one-third India's. We weren't allowed to go near the lake. Did you know much about the Tibet issue before you went? Not really; what I knew came from the media. However, I felt ...

  4. Border tensions have silver lining for remote, once-ignored regions

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that would have been needed before. Part of Beijing's rail and road build-up in the region has been the 33.1 billion yuan (HK$39.6 billion) Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the most expensive ... railway connecting Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, with Tibet. Construction of the project, projected to cost 104 billion yuan, is expected to start this year and finish in 2015. The PLA could ...

  5. China and India have boundaries to bridge

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they remain diplomatically far apart. There was no surer proof of that than with the People's Liberation Army's recently publicised live-fire land and air drills on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau near the disputed boundary. That is reason for worry. India has been increasing its troop strength along the southern Tibet border and has announced it is building an air base in Kashmir's ...

  6. News - China

    Border dispute an obstacle to building trust between China and India

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... kilometres to the south of the McMahon Line, which was agreed to by Britain and Tibet in a secret deal in 1914 and not recognised by China. While China calls the region South Tibet, for India ... what it claims on the eastern border while China would keep Aksai Chin in the west. Providing the best route into Tibet from the rest of China, Aksai Chin was non-negotiable for Beijing. ...

  7. Borders a hindrance to Asian development

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... lies in its commanding position over the strategically important Sora Funnel connecting Tibet with Sikkim. Though diplomacy prevented the situation from escalating, the Sikkim sector has now ... target of US$20 billion was met last year. Planners in New Delhi hope that a settled border will mean that the Chinese hinterland of Tibet and Xinjiang will trade with India. Prime Minister ...

  8. News - China - NEPAL

    China invests in Nepal as gateway to India's huge markets

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... China's ambassador to Kathmandu was recently pictured in a traditional Nepali cap and silk scarf, digging with a spade to symbolise the laying of the foundations of a new dry port near the Tibet ... with their rail networks in Tibet." Nepal has always been in the shadow of its southern neighbour India. Since the end of a bloody decade-long civil war in 2006 and the emergence of the Maoist rebels ...

  9. Sino-Indian border talks agreed for next week

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am

    ... next month at Nathu La pass on the border between India's Sikkim and China's Tibet. It would be the first direct trade link since the 1962 border war. ...

  10. Reopening of pass marks new era in ties with India

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Lhasa The reopening of Nathu Pass on the border between Tibet and the Indian state of Sikkim tomorrow marks an important step forward in relations between Asia's two ... affairs will attend a reopening ceremony tomorrow in the border town of Yadong, once famed for its role in cross-border trade. Ju Jianhua, a vice-director of foreign affairs in Tibet, said ...




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