China-India border dispute: advanced fighter jets sent to nearby airbases

Two J-20s seen at Hotan airbase in China’s Xinjiang region, while India has deployed five new Rafales to Ladakh, according to media reports As tensions remain high, the two neighbours are seeking to gain the advantage on the roof of the world Liu Zhen in Beijing Published: 10:34pm, 19 Aug, 2020 China and India have reportedly … Continue reading China-India border dispute: advanced fighter jets sent to nearby airbases

Indian Rafales practise mountain night flying for Ladakh in Himachal Pradesh

The first batch of Rafale fighter jets inducted in Indian Air Force’s Golden Arrows squadron are ‘fully operational’. INDIA Updated: Aug 11, 2020 08:46 IST Shishir Gupta Hindustan Times, New Delhi   India’s newly-acquired five Rafale fighters are practising night flying in the mountainous terrain of Himachal Pradesh so that the Golden Arrows squadron with its Meteor beyond … Continue reading Indian Rafales practise mountain night flying for Ladakh in Himachal Pradesh

India must remain careful | HT Editorial

Disengagement is positive. But verify and be prepared Updated: Jul 07, 2020 19:37 IST - Hindustan Times After escalatory rhetoric, and more important, aggressive actions, a process to slowly, in a calibrated manner, defuse the tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), has commenced. China’s slight withdrawal of troops from Galwan, and the Hot … Continue reading India must remain careful | HT Editorial

Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

REUTERS NEW DELHI – Indian soldiers who died in close combat with Chinese troops last month were unarmed and surrounded by a larger force on a steep ridge, Indian government sources, two soldiers deployed in the area and families of the fallen men said. One of the Indian soldiers had his throat slit with metal nails … Continue reading Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

60 days after violent Pangong Tso clash, LAC remains tense

The two months saw hostilities grow between the two armies, aggressive posturing by both sides, multiple rounds of military and diplomatic-level negotiations yielding no breakthrough and tensions spreading to other sectors such as Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. INDIA Updated: Jul 06, 2020 06:14 IST Rahul Singh Hindustan Times, New Delhi Exactly two months after a violent … Continue reading 60 days after violent Pangong Tso clash, LAC remains tense

India Rushes To Buy MiGs, Sukhois, Missiles

7/2/2020 3:53:49 PM (MENAFN - Kashmir Observer) File Pic New Delhi: In the midst of India's tense border standoff with China, the Defence Ministry today approved procurement of 33 fighter jets, a number of missile systems and other military hardware at a cost of Rs 38,900 crore to bolster the combat capability of the armed forces, … Continue reading India Rushes To Buy MiGs, Sukhois, Missiles

‘Need to be close to our friends’: India holds naval exercise with Japan amid stand-off with China

The Japanese navy has become one of the principal partners of the Indian Navy. Japan was one of the few countries who publicly supported India during the Doklam crisis. INDIA Updated: Jun 29, 2020 00:13 IST Pramit Palchaudhuri Hindustan Times, New Delhi Indian and Japanese warships conducted exercises in the Indian Ocean on Saturday, announced the … Continue reading ‘Need to be close to our friends’: India holds naval exercise with Japan amid stand-off with China

China, India tensions put Myanmar in the middle

India and Myanmar have built new strategic links as both seek to counter China's rising regional influence By BERTIL LINTNER - MAY 29, 2020   CHIANG MAI – Flights out of Myanmar have been rare during the Covid-19 crisis, but there was a remarkable exception on May 14. A special plane provided by the Myanmar military … Continue reading China, India tensions put Myanmar in the middle

Why Another Sino-Indian War Is Unlikely

Current tensions are concerning, but the situation is much different today than in 1962. By Ameya Pratap Singh - June 01, 2020 Starting with hand-to-hand scuffles and violent clashes between about 250 Indian and Chinese military personnel at Pangong Tso, a large lake in eastern Ladakh region, on May 5, the Sino-Indian border has emerged as … Continue reading Why Another Sino-Indian War Is Unlikely

‘Overtaken by aliens’: India facing worst locust attack in 25 years

Scientists say voracious bugs are faster than in previous infestations Jeffrey Gettleman, Suhasini Raj 5 days ago    Magan Doodi, a groundskeeper at a golf course in Jaipur, was making his rounds earlier this week when he saw the sky suddenly turn a weird pink. It wasn’t some quirk of the weather. It was locusts – millions of … Continue reading ‘Overtaken by aliens’: India facing worst locust attack in 25 years