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China-India border row: no sign of progress as winter looms

Without a breakthrough, troops must prepare for harsh months ahead in the Himalayas, Indian sources say.

13 Aug 2020 - 9:21AM

Without a breakthrough, troops must prepare for harsh months ahead in the Himalayas, Indian sources say.

China-India border row: no sign of progress as winter looms
As India celebrates Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris, a question over China and regrets over Namaste Trump

Kamala Harris’ Indian heritage makes her popular with the public, but policymakers are nervous PM Modi’s cosiness with Trump could come back to haunt New Delhi.

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Kamala Harris’ Indian heritage makes her popular with the public, but policymakers are nervous PM Modi’s cosiness with Trump could come back to haunt New Delhi.

As India celebrates Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris, a question over China and regrets over Namaste Trump
China-India border talks stall, sparking calls for Modi to get tough on Beijing

As the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh enters its 15th week, there are increasing calls for New Delhi to get tough on Beijing.

12 Aug 2020 - 9:40AM

As the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh enters its 15th week, there are increasing calls for New Delhi to get tough on Beijing.

China-India border talks stall, sparking calls for Modi to get tough on Beijing
India’s PM boosts Hindutva agenda with Ram temple ceremony amid coronavirus

The groundbreaking for a controversial Hindu temple in Ayodhya is taking place on the first anniversary of the revocation of Article 370 that removed Muslim-majority Kashmir’s special rights.

4 Aug 2020 - 10:24PM

The groundbreaking for a controversial Hindu temple in Ayodhya is taking place on the first anniversary of the revocation of Article 370 that removed Muslim-majority Kashmir’s special rights.

India’s PM boosts Hindutva agenda with Ram temple ceremony amid coronavirus
Winter is coming and China-India border dispute shows no sign of resolution, Indian analysts warn

Indian observers say the border stand-off with China may last into the harsh Himalayan winter, when poor visibility may spark more clashes.

29 Jul 2020 - 12:08PM

Indian observers say the border stand-off with China may last into the harsh Himalayan winter, when poor visibility may spark more clashes.

Winter is coming and China-India border dispute shows no sign of resolution, Indian analysts warn
On the brink: China and India's border standoff
China-India tensions: will New Delhi play the Taiwan and Tibet card in its face off with Beijing?

First there was a deadly face off in the Himalayas, then India set its sights on TikTok. Are Taiwan and Tibet next on New Delhi’s agenda with Beijing?

24 Jul 2020 - 1:02PM

First there was a deadly face off in the Himalayas, then India set its sights on TikTok. Are Taiwan and Tibet next on New Delhi’s agenda with Beijing?

China-India tensions: will New Delhi play the Taiwan and Tibet card in its face off with Beijing?
Is New Delhi using Indian media to attack Nepal as it grows closer to China?

Unsubstantiated stories in Indian media alleging romance between KP Sharma Oli and Hou Yanqi as the cause of fraying India-Nepal ties have prompted a diplomatic protest from Kathmandu.

15 Jul 2020 - 10:56PM

Unsubstantiated stories in Indian media alleging romance between KP Sharma Oli and Hou Yanqi as the cause of fraying India-Nepal ties have prompted a diplomatic protest from Kathmandu.

Is New Delhi using Indian media to attack Nepal as it grows closer to China?
India set to invite Australia to join Malabar naval exercises

Military sources say offer to join Japan and America in four-way drill is logical next step after the two countries agreed to improve cooperation last month.

11 Jul 2020 - 5:03AM

Military sources say offer to join Japan and America in four-way drill is logical next step after the two countries agreed to improve cooperation last month.

India set to invite Australia to join Malabar naval exercises
As China-India tensions rise, can New Delhi rely on Russia as a defence partner?

For decades India has been able to call on Moscow for support, but analysts are now questioning the wisdom of this relationship given growing Sino-Russian ties.

8 Jul 2020 - 10:45PM

For decades India has been able to call on Moscow for support, but analysts are now questioning the wisdom of this relationship given growing Sino-Russian ties.

As China-India tensions rise, can New Delhi rely on Russia as a defence partner?
China-India border: why the devil is still in the detail for troop withdrawal agreement

Senior officials from the two sides discussed the deal to disengage from their stand-off in the Himalayas, but military sources said the current arrangement was temporary.

7 Jul 2020 - 10:58PM

Senior officials from the two sides discussed the deal to disengage from their stand-off in the Himalayas, but military sources said the current arrangement was temporary.

China-India border: why the devil is still in the detail for troop withdrawal agreement
China ‘withdrawing troops’ from disputed border: Indian officials

The People’s Liberation Army has called back forces at several points along the Himalayan border where 20 Indian troops were recently killed, according to official sources.

6 Jul 2020 - 11:35PM

The People’s Liberation Army has called back forces at several points along the Himalayan border where 20 Indian troops were recently killed, according to official sources.

China ‘withdrawing troops’ from disputed border: Indian officials
PM Narendra Modi visits Indian troops near Chinese border following deadly clash

Visit to soldiers in Ladakh is described as effort to send strong message to Beijing after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the skirmish.

4 Jul 2020 - 1:02AM

Visit to soldiers in Ladakh is described as effort to send strong message to Beijing after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the skirmish.

PM Narendra Modi visits Indian troops near Chinese border following deadly clash
India-Japan naval exercises: a message for China?

Joint manoeuvres in the Indian Ocean come after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in fighting with Chinese troops in the Himalayas and amid Beijing’s dispute with Tokyo over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.

30 Jun 2020 - 12:55AM

Joint manoeuvres in the Indian Ocean come after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in fighting with Chinese troops in the Himalayas and amid Beijing’s dispute with Tokyo over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.

India-Japan naval exercises: a message for China?
Can India afford an economic battle with China?

Public demands for boycotts in retribution for the 20 lives lost in the Himalayas will be hard to meet in a country where Chinese capital has come to pervade almost every aspect of life.

27 Jun 2020 - 1:06PM

Public demands for boycotts in retribution for the 20 lives lost in the Himalayas will be hard to meet in a country where Chinese capital has come to pervade almost every aspect of life.

Can India afford an economic battle with China?
Amid stand-off with China, India faces new low in bilateral ties with Nepal

Kathmandu has approved a controversial new map marking as its territory land currently administered by India, with experts saying China’s influence in Nepal has boosted its assertiveness.

20 Jun 2020 - 10:41PM

Kathmandu has approved a controversial new map marking as its territory land currently administered by India, with experts saying China’s influence in Nepal has boosted its assertiveness.

Amid stand-off with China, India faces new low in bilateral ties with Nepal
China-India border dispute: what are New Delhi’s options to respond?

‘Indian soldiers will look for a time and place of their choosing and pay it back’.

19 Jun 2020 - 6:25PM

‘Indian soldiers will look for a time and place of their choosing and pay it back’.

China-India border dispute: what are New Delhi’s options to respond?
China, India blame each other for Monday’s deadly clash

‘India should not make wrong calculations on the situation, and not underestimate China’s determination to maintain its territorial integrity,’ Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says.

18 Jun 2020 - 12:00AM

‘India should not make wrong calculations on the situation, and not underestimate China’s determination to maintain its territorial integrity,’ Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says.

China, India blame each other for Monday’s deadly clash
Indian Army says 20 of its soldiers killed in Chinese troop border clash in Galwan

The Indian Army said there were casualties on both sides while Beijing said Indian soldiers had illegally crossed into Chinese territory.

17 Jun 2020 - 7:06PM

The Indian Army said there were casualties on both sides while Beijing said Indian soldiers had illegally crossed into Chinese territory.

Indian Army says 20 of its soldiers killed in Chinese troop border clash in Galwan
China and Philippines pledge mutual support after Rodrigo Duterte’s U-turn on scrapping US alliance

Xi Jinping and his Philippine counterpart said they would work together to combat Covid-19 and on infrastructure projects

12 Jun 2020 - 10:37PM

Xi Jinping and his Philippine counterpart said they would work together to combat Covid-19 and on infrastructure projects

China and Philippines pledge mutual support after Rodrigo Duterte’s U-turn on scrapping US alliance
Explainer | Why India-China border dispute will continue to be shaped by mutual distrust

Beijing and New Delhi seem to be inching towards a peaceful resolution to their latest standoff, but questions remain over how the latest flare-up happened, and what role the United States will play.

11 Jun 2020 - 12:43AM

Beijing and New Delhi seem to be inching towards a peaceful resolution to their latest standoff, but questions remain over how the latest flare-up happened, and what role the United States will play.

Why India-China border dispute will continue to be shaped by mutual distrust
India’s malls and restaurants reopen, amid record surge in coronavirus cases

India moves into next phase of reopening after a 10-week nationwide lockdown. But is it too soon?

8 Jun 2020 - 4:00PM

India moves into next phase of reopening after a 10-week nationwide lockdown. But is it too soon?

India’s malls and restaurants reopen, amid record surge in coronavirus cases
India, China’s top generals hold talks at Himalayan border amid efforts to defuse month-long stand-off

The high-level talks to ease the tense situation along the Line of Actual Control come a day after Indian and Chinese diplomats discussed the boundary flare-up via videoconference.

7 Jun 2020 - 1:27PM

The high-level talks to ease the tense situation along the Line of Actual Control come a day after Indian and Chinese diplomats discussed the boundary flare-up via videoconference.

India, China’s top generals hold talks at Himalayan border amid efforts to defuse month-long stand-off
India-China standoff talks will focus on troops returning to ‘pre-dispute’ positions: experts

Saturday’s meeting will involve Lieutenant General-ranked officials on both sides, a move that has been described as unprecedented to tackle skirmishes along the 3,488km disputed border.

5 Jun 2020 - 10:38PM

Saturday’s meeting will involve Lieutenant General-ranked officials on both sides, a move that has been described as unprecedented to tackle skirmishes along the 3,488km disputed border.

India-China standoff talks will focus on troops returning to ‘pre-dispute’ positions: experts
China using border tensions to warn India not to side with US: ex-foreign secretary Shyam Saran

The former foreign secretary said Beijing’s recent moves, including its Hong Kong security law, suggest it will be ‘more assertive post-pandemic’.

1 Jun 2020 - 9:22PM

The former foreign secretary said Beijing’s recent moves, including its Hong Kong security law, suggest it will be ‘more assertive post-pandemic’.

China using border tensions to warn India not to side with US: ex-foreign secretary Shyam Saran
India-China border dispute: New Delhi rejects Donald Trump’s offer to mediate

The US president reportedly did not know China and India even shared a border until early in his term, a new book claims.

29 May 2020 - 1:01AM

The US president reportedly did not know China and India even shared a border until early in his term, a new book claims.

India-China border dispute: New Delhi rejects Donald Trump’s offer to mediate
China-India tensions mount as troop stand-offs along disputed border cause speculation to swirl

Indian and Chinese troops have reportedly clashed several times this month at different sections of the Line of Actual Control that separates the two countries.

26 May 2020 - 8:37PM

Indian and Chinese troops have reportedly clashed several times this month at different sections of the Line of Actual Control that separates the two countries.

China-India tensions mount as troop stand-offs along disputed border cause speculation to swirl
No money, no food and 2,000km from home: a journey facing millions in India’s migrant worker humanitarian crisis

‘We saw a couple with a nine-month-old baby, walking back home north, 2,000km away. We just kept thinking, how is the baby going to make it in this heat?’

26 May 2020 - 12:28PM

‘We saw a couple with a nine-month-old baby, walking back home north, 2,000km away. We just kept thinking, how is the baby going to make it in this heat?’

No money, no food and 2,000km from home: a journey facing millions in India’s migrant worker humanitarian crisis
Explainer | China on their mind: why the India-Nepal border has become a global flashpoint

While territorial disputes between the countries go back to the 19th century, the coronavirus has injected a new level of ill will into the relationship. The latest crisis has China written all over it.

27 May 2020 - 3:56PM

While territorial disputes between the countries go back to the 19th century, the coronavirus has injected a new level of ill will into the relationship. The latest crisis has China written all over it.

China on their mind: why the India-Nepal border has become a global flashpoint
Analysis | Modi ramps up plan to reduce India’s dependence on China with new ‘self-reliant’ campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US$265 billion stimulus package aims to revive growth but also ramp up domestic production and reduce imports. Will the announcements translate to action?

14 May 2020 - 9:29PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US$265 billion stimulus package aims to revive growth but also ramp up domestic production and reduce imports. Will the announcements translate to action?

Modi ramps up plan to reduce India’s dependence on China with new ‘self-reliant’ campaign