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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.
A Google Earth image showing the elevation on the southern bank of Pangong Tso

How Indian Army’s secrecy & unorthodox deployment fooled the Chinese in eastern Ladakh

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

India, China inch closer to disengagement in Ladakh, focus on Pangong Tso

According to a proposal planned by both sides to ease LAC tensions, the Chinese will move back from Finger 4 area of northern banks of Pangong Tso to beyond Finger 8.
Representational image taken from the southern bank of Pangong Tso, looking across to the 'fingers' on the northern bank | Photo: Visharad Saxena | By special arrangement

China agrees to discuss all friction points with India, next round of talks could be this week

India has maintained throughout the LAC stand-off that the onus of disengagement and de-escalation is on China, as it was the aggressor.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

India, China stand-off to continue through winter after no breakthrough at talks

New Delhi: The stand-off between India and China in eastern Ladakh, which has entered its seventh month, is set to continue through winter with the latest round of Corps Commander level talks Friday ending without a breakthrough, ThePrint has learnt. Sources in the defence and security establishment said India put forward its point — it will not agree to any one-sided disengagement proposal — very clearly in the 10-hour meet. The talks began at the Chushul-Moldo meeting point in eastern Ladakh at 9.30 am and ended at about 7 pm. This was the first round of talks led by the new 14 Corps Commander Lt Gen P.G.K. Menon. The latest talks took place nearly a month after the previous round. All eyes are now on the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping will come face to face, albeit virtually. It is believed that while Corps...
Indian Army soldiers atop a T-90 tank in Ladakh | Representational image: ANI

Next round of Delhi-Beijing talks likely within a week, after Chinese national holidays end

There are discussions in the military and diplomatic circles that China could bring up the issue of the 1959 claim line in the next round of talks.
Map: Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 maps that tell you all you want to know about India vs China in Ladakh

From Depsang Plains in the north to southern bank of Pangong Tso, Indian and Chinese armies have nearly come face to face at numerous locations in eastern Ladakh.
Representational image of the Indian and Chinese flags | Photo: ANI

First India-China military-diplomatic talks at LAC today, focus on disengagement in all areas

Talks have begun at Chushul-Moldo meeting point at LAC. India is represented by 14 Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Harinder Singh and MEA joint secretary looking after China.
Satellite image of Chinese positions along Depsang Plains | Credit: @detresfa

Why Depsang Plains, eyed by China, is crucial for India’s defence in Ladakh

The trouble at Depsang Plains, a 972-sq-km stretch strategically and geographically important for India, predates the current LAC crisis.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

No power in the world can stop Indians from patrolling along LAC, says Rajnath Singh  

Speaking in Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says there is a difference between what China says and its actions on the ground.

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