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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses troops at the Pangong Tso in Ladakh Friday | Photo: ANI

India to beef up security at Pangong Tso, govt fast-tracks procurement of patrol vessels 

The 135-km long Pangong Tso, a landlocked lake that is partly in the Ladakh region and partly in Tibet, has seen tensions between India and China since May.
Indian Army soldiers atop a T-90 tank in Ladakh | Representational image: ANI

India has forced a stalemate in Ladakh. That’s a defeat for China

China will seek to clinch a disengagement agreement to achieve its political aim. India shouldn’t be in a hurry to agree to disengage or deescalate.
Army chief MM Naravane

Army chief Naravane visits Rechin La posts facing Chinese troops 200 metres away

The Army chief met the 'Fire and Fury' Corps and undertook a first-hand assessment of the situation along the Line of Actual Control.
A Google Earth image showing the elevation on the southern bank of Pangong Tso

How Indian Army’s secrecy & unorthodox deployment fooled the Chinese at Pangong Tso

The Mountain Strike Corps played a key role in shaping India’s counter-offensive strategy that led to the domination of the southern banks of the Pangong Tso. 
Indian Army vehicles driving through the snow in Ladakh (representational image) | Photo: AFP via Getty Images via Bloomberg

Indian Army firm & alert in Ladakh, no ‘premature withdrawal’ from Kailash range — govt

Government sources say India-China tensions could continue to simmer at the LAC even if a temporary disengagement takes place.
The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India carefully monitoring developments on Brahmaputra river by China, says MEA

On ongoing LAC standoff in Ladakh, both sides have agreed to have another round of Senior Commanders meeting at ‘appropriate time’, says MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.
Army doctors and soldiers after performing an appendix surgery on the front line in eastern Ladakh last month | Photo: ANI

Faster rotation, 24-hour medical support — how Army’s beating the elements in Ladakh winter

Indian Army has more experience of operating at high altitudes than Chinese, and as Ladakh gets colder, plans are in place to ensure soldiers are fighting fit.
India is concerned that Beijing is raking up the border issue with Thimpu to harass New Delhi (Representational image} | ANI

India wants Bhutan to settle China border issue so it can define trijunction area near Doklam

According to India, once Thimpu settles the matter with Beijing, it will be “easier” for New Delhi to at least begin talks on the trijunction.  
Indian Army vehicles driving through the snow in Ladakh (representational image) | Photo: AFP via Getty Images via Bloomberg

China, India in ‘candid communication’ to disengage troops at LAC, says Chinese military

The Chinese and Indian militaries held the eighth round of Corps Commander-level meeting on 6 November to resolve the military standoff that erupted in early May.
Former Army chief Gen V.P. Malik (retd) | ThePrint

India should be in no hurry to pull back troops in Ladakh — ex-Army chief Gen V.P. Malik

Gen Malik noted that the incursions by China in multiple locations in Ladakh in early May was an 'intelligence and surveillance failure'.

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