Modi on China: World ready to fight expansionist powers

In his most direct attack against China’s encroachment on the Indian border, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said everyone should understand that the age of expansionism is over, and that the world today is determined and ready to fight any such power. “Friends, the age of expansionism is over,” Modi said, in a thinly veiled […]

China says India’s app blocking is discriminatory, against international trade

The Chinese embassy in India has called the Indian move to block 59 apps from China as ‘discriminatory’ and ‘against the general trend of international trade and E-commerce’. India blocked the apps yesterday in response to China ratcheting up its military presence on the Indian border, ostensibly in preparation for an attack on India. The […]

Full list of Chinese apps banned in India, with GoI statement

As the China’s People’s Liberation Army continues to amass weapons at the Indian border, Government of India has sought to secure the country’s IT infrastructure by banning all the major and popular Chinese apps available in India at present. The following is the full-text of the statement given by the government of India explaining the […]

Chinese soldiers start working with Pak army on Gujarat, Rajasthan border – BSF

A report by the Border Security Force has flagged what it called increasing presence of Chinese military personnel on India’s border with Pakistan. While the presence of Chinese troop in the Gilgit Baltistan region near the trijunction of the three countries was already known, the activities of Chinese soldiers and engineers have now spread to […]

DOKLAM 2: Why India is not sending troops to stop Chinese construction

Doklam is in the news again, 40 days after the Chinese pulled back their construction equipment on the border plateau in deference to Indian sensitivities. With two weeks to go for the crucial National Congress of the Communist Party of China, India’s northern neighbor has again started construction activity near Doklam. Apart from some verbal […]

Post Doklam, India and Japan agree to increase defence cooperation

India and Japan have agreed to increase defence cooperation, particularly in terms of providing mutual training as well as in sharing technology. India’s outgoing defence minister Arun Jaitley reached several agreements with his Japanese counterpart in this matter, days after the country ended a tense border dispute with China that saw the northern neighbor make […]

After Doklam, Modi confirms attendance at BRICS summit, to visit Myanmar

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China to attend the upcoming conference of the BRICS forum on September 3-5, the Prime Minister’s Office said today. On the way back, he will also conduct a three-day visit to Myanmar, it added. “At the invitation of the President of People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister Shri […]

DOKLAM STAND-OFF: India, China agree to ‘disengage’

The External Affairs ministry of Government of India has said that India and China have agreed to an ‘expeditious disengagement’ of border personnel at the Doklam plateau in Bhutan. In a statement, the external affairs ministry said: “In recent weeks, India and China have maintained diplomatic communication in respect of the incident at Doklam. During […]

Pakistan Army protests cross-border attacks by India

Pakistan’s Director General of Military Operations protested Indian attacks on the Line of Control in Kashmir in a meeting with his Indian counterpart. According to a statement released by the Indian side, Pakistan complained that Indian Army had killed four Pakistani soldiers and one civilian by cross-border firing. India and Pakistan are engaged in a […]

Asaduddin Owaisi calls Pakistani military tribunal ‘banana court’

Asaduddin Owaisi, head of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or All India Council of the Union of Muslims said the Indian government should have anticipated the death verdict handed out to Kulbhushan Jadhav, an ex-Indian Navy member, and moved in advance to exert pressure on the country. “We all know that it is a banana court,” Owaisi […]

Indian Army conducts ‘surgical strikes’ on Pakistan border

The Indian Army said it conducted ‘surgical strikes’ along infiltration ‘launch points’ along the Indo-Pak border. The action has since ceased, but the Indian army is “fully prepared for any contingency that may arise,” Director General Military Operations (DGMO), Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said. He said several militants have been killed as part of the […]