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Li Keqiang allays India's containment fears, urges better co-operation

Wrapping up his maiden diplomatic trip to New Delhi, Li played down fears that China posed a threat to India, and said Beijing supported New Delhi playing a bigger role in the United Nations Security Council.

Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 4:30am

India PM says border dispute with China can be solved

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday he believes a border dispute over an alleged incursion by Chinese soldiers can be resolved, the Press Trust of India reported.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Indian foreign minister heads to Beijing amid flare-up in border dispute

Amid growing calls in some quarters for a tougher stance over the alleged incursion of Chinese troops in a remote Himalayan region, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said he would head to Beijing on May 9.

26 Apr 2013 - 4:58am 1 comment

India asks China to withdraw troops near disputed border

India’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had asked China to withdraw troops who allegedly advanced into disputed territory claimed by New Delhi in a remote area of the Himalayas.

“We have asked the Chinese side to maintain the status quo in this sector (of the western border),” spokesman Syed Akbaruddin told a briefing. “By this I mean the status quo prior to this incident.”

23 Apr 2013 - 6:23pm

Chinese, Indian troops camp, eye each other in disputed border area

Dozens of Chinese soldiers have set up camp in a Himalayan region claimed by India, Indian government sources say, signalling a potential renewal of border tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Troops of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) entered Indian-claimed territory in eastern Ladakh and erected a camp on April 15.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Importance of heritage top lesson of trip

Interior designer Liang Min, 28, volunteered in India this summer helping with the construction of a museum in traditional style in Ladakh, a historically Tibetan region. Now she is sharing her experience through photos in an exhibition in Beijing that she co-curated with two former colleagues who are equally dedicated to preserving architectural heritage.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Natural highs

The final descent into Leh airport, one of the world's highest, is not for the faint-hearted. The plane banks left, then right, then left again. Razor sharp Himalayan peaks seem to be within touching distance. The pilot adds another layer of drama.

'The flight ahead of ours has turned back to Delhi but we're going to try and land,' he says.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

China and India have boundaries to bridge

China and India together account for one third of the world's population. In a year or two, when the Indian economy is expected to surpass Japan's on a purchasing power parity basis, they will have the second and third biggest economies. As Asians living and growing side by side, they should be working towards a common goal.

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Higher purpose

Khardung La has its head in the clouds and its height in doubt. Is this really the world's highest road pass? The sign at the top reads '18,380 feet' (5,602 metres) but some say that refers to the old mule track higher up.

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Split personality

The city of Leh is in India but is not India. It is as near to Kabul as it is to Delhi and is farther north than Lhasa, and the first thing that assails you in the Ladakhi capital isn't a tout, but the pain of altitude sickness. Perched on the Tibetan Plateau, 3,500 metres above sea level, most things about Leh are Tibetan ... its people, its religion, its diet.

9 Jul 2006 - 12:00am