China and India have a long history of troubles along their 3,488 kilometre undemarcated border that includes a war in 1962 and a number of more recent clashes such as the Doklam stand-off in 2017.
The current "Line of Actual Control" that forms the effective border between the two countries dates back to boundaries drawn up before India's independence in 1947 and has been the subject of numerous rounds of talks and agreements.
The Indian statement came two days after China said it had taken ‘appropriate’ action in response to India’s treatment of Chinese journalists.
Comment by Indian National Congress Party chief comes as annual meeting of security-themed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation goes virtual-only.
The meeting will be the first significant international event in Kashmir since New Delhi stripped the Muslim-majority region of semi-autonomy in 2019.
China-India relations are ‘not normal’, says minister S Jaishankar, despite Beijing’s insistence the border situation is ‘generally stable’.
One-hour closed-door seminar marks first time Beijing’s top diplomat in Hong Kong has formally addressed city’s lawmakers.
Chinese and Pakistani navy aims to ‘expand into new fields of cooperation’, seen as likely to irk India, which opposes any military aid to Pakistan and is vying with China for regional influence
Sino-Indian relations ‘cannot be normal if peace and tranquillity in the border areas is disturbed’, says New Delhi’s top diplomat at regional conference.
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ministers gather for two days in Goa to build multilateralism, regional security and personal interactions.
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Iran, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan meetings were a ‘wonderful interaction’ or ‘fruitful discussions’ but simply said he ‘held discussions’ with Chinese counterpart General Li Shangfu.
General Li Shangfu is expected in New Delhi this week in first visit by a Chinese defence minister since deadly Galwan Valley skirmish in 2020.
India’s High Court has rejected a plea from Chinese technology company Xiaomi to return funds worth more than US$600 million, which were seized due to alleged foreign exchange violations.
Analysts say Washington is sending the B-1B Lancers to highlight its partnership with New Delhi and push it to adopt aggressive stance towards China, but India might opt to strike balance with neighbour.
Survey of 1,200 people reveals over a third of Chinese-Australians continue to report being treated differently because of their heritage in 2022.
A new study from a state-backed Indian university found that some sectors of the country’s economy couldn’t function without Chinese imports. In other cases, Indian manufacturers said they actually preferred Chinese goods – even if they weren’t the cheapest option.
Real-time information, including satellite imagery, about Chinese positions was provided and ‘enraged’ Beijing, according to report.
Plans to upgrade 2 frontier towns to city status are likely to lead to more investment in an area that includes territory claimed by both sides.
New Delhi said ‘Arunachal Pradesh will always be an integral and inalienable part of India’ after Beijing ‘standardised’ the names of 11 places near the disputed region.
India wants to triple defence exports to US$5 billion over the next two years as the country tries to become a key arms supplier to Southeast Asia in a bid to stem China’s growing assertiveness in the region.
General Manoj Pande said ties between the two Asian neighbours ‘do stand influenced by the great power rivalry currently playing out between China and the US’.
Military forces are deployed very close to each other in some areas along the border, says Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar.
Panellists discuss rising tensions between mainland China and Taiwan, with one analyst predicting conflict could happen ‘in the next two to five years’.
During a Quad meeting with partners India, Japan and Australia, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the bloc offered “choice” to countries, in a veiled reference to China.
The engagement between two senior diplomats from neighbouring countries is of importance, given that they have been locked in a border stand-off since June 2020 – and the war in Ukraine has overshadowed the G20 summit.
The foreign minister travels to India this week, as the Ukraine war looms over the gathering.