Updates: 10 Soldiers Released By Chinese Army After Talks

The clash took place at a point called PP-14 or Patrolling Point 14 a few km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de-facto border between India and China.

Updates: 10 Soldiers Released By Chinese Army After Talks

A colonel was among the 20 soldiers killed in the line of duty on Monday. (Representational image)

New Delhi:

Ten Indian soldiers, including four officers, had been detained by the Chinese Army after the violent clashes of June 15 in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed in action. They are all back with the Indian side now. The release of the men, including two Majors, came about after three days of negotiations in the Galwan Valley headed by a Major General of the Army.

NDTV had held back the story while the soldiers were being detained by the Chinese to ensure no risk to negotiations.

The Army, while not commenting on the details of the release, has said that all soldiers involved in the clash with the Chinese have now been accounted for.

"It is clarified that there are no Indian troops missing in action," the Army said in a brief statement on Thursday.
 

Here are the updates on India-China face-off In Ladakh:

Jun 20, 2020 06:49 (IST)
At PM Narendra Modi's Meet On Ladakh, Sonia Gandhi's Criticism, Then All-Party Support
No one entered Indian territory, nor were Indian posts taken over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted in an all-party meeting this evening to discuss the Ladakh clash in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.
Jun 20, 2020 03:31 (IST)
"India Is One When It Comes To National Security," Says Amit Shah After All-Party Meet
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said India is one when it comes to national security and the all-party meeting has unequivocally conveyed this message, reported PTI.

He also said the meeting was a manifestation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to take all political stakeholders along, when it comes to key matters involving India's strategic interests.

"Attended the all party meet chaired by PM @narendramodi. Meeting had an unequivocal message - India is one when it comes to national security," he said in a tweet.

The home minister said all parties are proud of the country's armed forces, their valour and have full faith in them to defend India's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Jun 20, 2020 03:28 (IST)
Telangana Offers Job, Rs 5 Crore Aid To Wife Of Colonel Killed In Ladakh's Galwan Valley
The country should send a message to the security forces guarding the borders that it stood with them, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said on Friday as he announced compensation for the families of 20 soldiers killed in the Indo-China faceoff in Ladakh.
Jun 19, 2020 23:19 (IST)
India "Will Win": Mamata Banerjee At All-Party Meet On Ladakh Clash
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday said her party stands firmly behind the Union government in this hour of crisis after 20 army personnel were killed in action with Chinese troops along the LAC, and urged the Centre not to allow Chinese investments in strategically important infrastructure sectors, sources said. Read more

India 'Will Win': Mamata Banerjee At All-Party Meet On Ladakh Clash
Jun 19, 2020 22:50 (IST)
''New India'' Would Not Let China Commit Any Aggression: Harsimrat Badal

Union Food Processing and Industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday said "new India" would not let China commit any aggression against it and the army was capable of dealing with any threat.

Harsimrat paid homage to Sepoy Gurtej Singh, one of the 20 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during violent clash with Chinese troops in Galwan valley in Ladakh, at Birewala Dogran village in Punjab's Mansa by offering floral tributes, the minister's office said in a statement.

She said the sacrifice of the martyrs would not be allowed to go waste.

Jun 19, 2020 21:37 (IST)
"Nobody Entered Our Borders, Our Posts Have Not Been Occupied": PM Modi
Neither is anyone inside our borders nor have any of our posts been captured, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday at an all-party meeting called to discuss the clash with Chinese forces in Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed this week. Read more

'Nobody Entered Our Borders, Our Posts Have Not Been Occupied': PM Modi
Jun 19, 2020 21:15 (IST)
PM's All-Party Meet On Ladakh Clash. AAP, Team Lalu Excluded
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray are some of the leaders attending the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the India-China clash at Ladakh on Monday in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. Read more

PM's All-Party Meet On Ladakh Clash. AAP, Team Lalu Excluded
Jun 19, 2020 20:24 (IST)
"We Are Still In Dark": Sonia Gandhi At PM's All-Party Meet On Ladakh Clash
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today said that the country "would like an assurance that status quo would be restored and China will revert back to the original position on Line of Actual Control" as she made her opening remarks at the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening.  "Even at this late stage, we are still in the dark about many crucial aspects of the crisis," the 73-year-old Congress leader said in a statement as she raised several questions for the government. Read more

'We Are Still In Dark': Sonia Gandhi At PM's All-Party Meet On Ladakh Clash
Jun 19, 2020 19:42 (IST)
Air Force Chief Visits Ladakh, Fighter Jets, Choppers Seen Over Leh
Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria visited Ladakh for two days - on Wednesday and Thursday - to review the preparations of the IAF, after the face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Galwan valley in which 20 Indian troops were killed on Monday night. Read more

Air Force Chief Visits Ladakh, Fighter Jets, Choppers Seen Over Leh
Jun 19, 2020 19:14 (IST)
"Entire Nation With PM": Shatrughan Sinha As Rahul Gandhi Attacks Centre
While Congress leader Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on the government for its handling of Chinese aggression in Ladakh that resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers this week, party leader and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha on Friday sounded a different note, endorsing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read more

'Entire Nation With PM': Shatrughan Sinha As Rahul Gandhi Attacks Centre
Jun 19, 2020 18:44 (IST)
"Bravery Won't Be Forgotten": US Envoy On Soldiers Killed In Ladakh Clash
US Ambassador to India Ken Juster today expressed his condolences to the families of the soldiers killed in the India-China stand-off in the Galwan Valley area. Read more

'Bravery Won't Be Forgotten': US Envoy On Soldiers Killed In Ladakh Clash
Jun 19, 2020 18:13 (IST)
Bodies Of 3 Soldiers Killed In Ladakh Clash Reach Chandigarh, Amarinder Singh Pays Tributes
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday paid floral tributes to three Indian army personnel, who died fighting the Chinese in Galwan Valley. Read more

Bodies Of 3 Soldiers Killed In Ladakh Clash Reach Chandigarh, Amarinder Singh Pays Tributes
Jun 19, 2020 17:51 (IST)
Huge Crowd Gathers In Bihar's Vaishali To Pay Tribute To Sepoy Killed In Galwan Valley Face-Off

Huge crowd gathered on Friday to pay their last tribute to Sepoy Jai Kishore Singh who lost his life in Ladakh's Galwan Valley on June 15. The gathering took place at his native village in Vaishali.
Jun 19, 2020 17:22 (IST)
Tributes being paid to Sepoy Rajesh Orang who lost his life in action in Galwan Valley, Ladakh.

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Jun 19, 2020 17:07 (IST)
Sepoy Chandrakanta Pradhan who lost his life in action in Galwan Valley, being laid to rest in Odisha's Kandhamal.

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Jun 19, 2020 16:57 (IST)
Ladakh Face-Off Result Of Infrastructure Building, Not Weakness: Sources
The face-off with China in parts of eastern Ladakh is the direct result of the government building better infrastructure including roads in the region, top sources said today on the June 15 clash at Galwan Valley in which 20 soldiers were killed. Tackling opposition criticism, the sources accused the previous Congress government of delaying infrastructure projects in the name of green clearances, pointing out that even former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may have played a role in this lassitude when he was in charge of the Environment Ministry. Read more

Ladakh Face-Off Result Of Infrastructure Building, Not Weakness: Sources
Jun 19, 2020 16:26 (IST)
"Deepest Condolences To People Of India": Maldives On Soldiers Killed In Action

Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shahid on Friday extended his condolences to India for the lives of its Army personnel killed in action with China at Galwan Valley area in eastern Ladakh.

"The Maldives extends deepest condolences to the people of India for the lives lost in recent clashes on the border. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, loved ones, and communities of the soldiers," Abdulla Shahid tweeted.

Bilateral ties have become stronger between Male and New Delhi since President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih got elected.

Jun 19, 2020 15:35 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi's All-Party Meeting On Ladakh Fight Today. AAP, RJD Not Invited, Fume
Sonia Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee are among the leaders expected to participate in an all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening to discuss the India-China clash at Ladakh. But two prominent exclusions are the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Lalu Yadav's RJD."
Jun 19, 2020 13:17 (IST)
10 Soldiers Including 4 Officers Released By Chinese Army After Talks
Ten Indian soldiers, including at least four officers, had been detained by the Chinese Army after the violent clashes of June 15 in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed in action. They are all back with the Indian side now."
Jun 19, 2020 11:54 (IST)
Jun 19, 2020 11:31 (IST)
Jun 19, 2020 10:42 (IST)
10 Indian Soldiers Released By China After Talks: Report
All Indian soldiers involved in the deadly clashes with the Chinese army at the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night have been accounted for, the Indian Army said on Thursday evening."
Jun 19, 2020 09:20 (IST)
Chinese Army may have provoked clash: US Senator

For the sake of grabbing territory, the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) of China appears to have instigated the most violent clash between the two Asian giants, a top American Senator said on Thursday.

"On land, for the sake of grabbing territory, the PLA appears to have instigated the most violent clash between China and India since those nations went to war in 1962," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a major foreign policy speech on the floor of the House.
Jun 19, 2020 07:50 (IST)
Jun 19, 2020 05:37 (IST)
Wife, 4-Year-Old Son Say Tearful Goodbye To Colonel Santosh Babu, Thousands Join Them
Thousands attended the funeral today in Telangana of Colonel Bikkumalla Santosh Babu, who died for his country in the deadly clash with China at the Galwan Valley in Ladakh on Monday and chanted "Bharat Mata Ki Jai".
Jun 19, 2020 04:13 (IST)
18 Soldiers At Army Hospital In Leh, 58 Admitted To Other Hospitals Stable: Army Sources
Eighteen soldiers were at the Indian Army's hospital in Leh as of Thursday afternoon and they will soon be out on duty in about 15 days, sources in the Indian Army said, reported ANI. All are said to be stable, they added.

"No one critical as of now, all are stable. 18 soldiers are at our hospital in Leh, they will be out on duty in about 15 days. 58 soldiers are at other hospitals they should be back on duty within a week," Indian Army sources said on Thursday afternoon.

"58 personnel that are at other hospitals have minor injuries, hence the optimistic timeframe of one week for their recovery," the sources said.
Jun 19, 2020 04:09 (IST)
Jharkhand To Give Land To Famiies Of Soldiers Killed In Clash With China
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Governor Draupadi Murmu on Thursday paid tributes to Sepoy Ganesh Hansda who lost his life in the Galwan Valley face-off with China, reported ANI. "I salute all the bravehearts who demonstrated their strength and made the supreme sacrifice while protecting the border. We are proud but sad today. We are standing with their families," Mr Soren said.

The chief minister also announced that the state government will give a plot of land to the bereaved families for free in addition to monetary compensation. "In addition to compensation, we will give a plot of land anywhere in the state free of cost to the bereaved families and request the centre to allot petrol pumps to them," Mr Soren said.


Jun 18, 2020 23:39 (IST)
5 of 20 soldiers killed in action laid to rest; bodies of others being taken home
Five of the 20 Indian soldiers, including a colonel, who died fighting Chinese troops in Ladakh, were laid to rest at their native places on Thursday amid patriotic slogans, gun salutes and barely held back tears.

The bodies of the other soldiers are being taken to their villages and it is expected that their last rites will be performed on Friday with full military honours.

The Indian army personnel were killed in a fierce clash with Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night.

Several leaders across the country also paid tributes to the 20 soldiers -- five from Bihar, four from Punjab, two each from Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal, and one each from Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
Jun 18, 2020 23:14 (IST)
India has taken Ladakh incident very seriously: Prakash Javadekar
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday that India always desires peace but it is not afraid of giving a befitting reply to any provocation.

The country has taken the incident in Galwan valley in Ladakh -- where 19 Army jawans and a colonel were killed in a clash with Chinese soldiers -- very seriously, he said, reported news agency PTI.

"We all pay tributes to the martyred Army officers and soldiers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made clear India's view over what was done by the neighbouring country China," he said.

"India has taken this incident very seriously," the senior BJP leader said, adding that the country wants peace, but can give "a befitting reply" when necessary.
Jun 18, 2020 23:05 (IST)
Ladakh India China 76 Soldiers Injured In Ladakh Clash, All Recovering: Army Officials
"18 soldiers in Leh hospital, 58 in other hospitals, none critical, all stable": Army officials on Ladakh clash" itemprop="description
Jun 18, 2020 21:57 (IST)
Just In | None of the Indian soldiers injured in Ladakh Clash are critical; 58 to join back duty in a week, 18 to join back in 15 days
Jun 18, 2020 21:36 (IST)

Jun 18, 2020 21:07 (IST)
Punjab families bid farewell to soldiers killed in action
Two Punjab soldiers who died fighting the Chinese in Galwan Valley were cremated Thursday at their home villages, their young children - in one case a 10-year-old - lighting the funeral pyres.

Naib Subedar Mandeep Singh's pyre was lit by Jobanpreet Singh (10) in Patiala's Seel village. In Gurdasdpur's Bhojraj village, it fell on 16-year-old Prabhjot Singh to perform the last rites of his father, Naib Subedar Satnam Singh, reported news agency PTI.

Four of the 20 soldiers who died in the clash in Ladakh's Galwan Valley on Monday were from Punjab. The bodies of sepoys Gurbinder Singh (Sangrur) and Gurtej Singh (Mansa) are expected to reach their villages on Friday, officials said.
Jun 18, 2020 20:42 (IST)
"War no solution, engage in military de-escalation though dialogue": Farooq Abdullah
National Conference (NC) president and Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah on Thursday expressed concern over the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh and asked India and China to show restraint and engage in military de-escalation through dialogue.

The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister's remarks come after 20 Indian Army personnel including a colonel were killed in a fierce clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night, the biggest military confrontation in over five decades that has significantly escalated the already volatile border standoff in the region.

"Sober diplomatic channels should be employed to de-escalate brimming tensions on the LAC. War is no solution. It will only aggravate the predicaments of the people living in South East Asia," Abdullah said in a statement, reported news PTI.
Jun 18, 2020 20:20 (IST)
S Jaishankar to hold talks with Chinese, Russian foreign ministers
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will attend a virtual conference of the Russia-India-China trilateral on June 23 which is being held in the backdrop of a violent border clash between Chinese and Indian troops in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava confirmed Mr Jaishankar's participation in the meeting.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov will be the other two participants at the conference. Uncertainty had loomed over the meeting following the border clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan Valley on Monday evening.
Jun 18, 2020 20:09 (IST)
Body of two Odia soldiers killed in Galwan Valley arrive in Odisha
The body of two soldiers from Odisha, who were killed in a violent clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh's Galwan Valley, arrived in Bhubaneswar by a special aircraft on Thursday.

A sombre atmosphere gripped the Biju Patnaik International Airport as the aircraft carrying the bodies of Naib Subedar Nanduram Soren of Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj district and Chandrakanta Pradhan of Biarpanga in Kandhamal landed in the evening.

Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik were among a galaxy of dignitaries present at the airport to pay their last tributes to the jawans, who laid down their lives for the country''s sovereignty and integrity.

Mr Lal and Mr Patnaik paid floral tributes and placed wreaths on the tricolour-wrapped caskets containing the mortal remains of Pradhan (28) and Soren (43) as officials and personnel of the three services -- Army, Air Force and Navy -- were present at the airport.
Jun 18, 2020 19:42 (IST)
Pak will try to infiltrate more terrorists in view of Ladakh clash: J&K Police chief
Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh today warned that Pakistan will try to infiltrate more terrorists and also give impetus to violence in the Kashmir Valley and elsewhere in view of the standoff between the armies of India and China in Ladakh, reported news agency PTI.

The Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, chaired a high-level meeting of officers to review the security scenario of the union territory particularly on the borders.

Cross border infiltration attempts are being made continuously from Pakistan even during the pandemic and we have to be extra alert to thwart such attempts, he said.
Jun 18, 2020 19:15 (IST)
India And China: Galwan Valley Always Been India's, Says Grandson Of Ladakh's Rasool Galwan
In the backdrop of India and China's most bloody face-off in five decades and Beijing's recent claims of sovereignty over parts of east Ladakh, including the geo-politically strategic Galwan Valley area, NDTV spoke with the Leh resident whose family has been here for generations." itemprop="description
Jun 18, 2020 18:31 (IST)
Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal Calls For One-Time Solution With China: Time To Take Aksai Chin Back
The time has come to send a strong message to China and India should take back the Aksai Chin region occupied by Chinese forces since the 1962 war, BJP leader Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, the parliamentarian from Ladakh told NDTV on Thursday." itemprop="description
Jun 18, 2020 18:21 (IST)
India China Clash: Chinese Firm On Railways Project Told To Go After Ladakh Violence
The economic backlash against China following Monday's violence in Ladakh -- in which 20 Indian soldiers died -- continued today with a Chinese firm given a railways contract being show the door. The public utility DFCCIL (Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India) said it was ending the Rs 471-crore contract "in view of poor progress"." itemprop="description
Jun 18, 2020 18:00 (IST)
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar To Rahul Gandhi On Ladakh Clas: Let's Get Facts Straight
Rahul Gandhi's comment that Indian soldiers were sent "unarmed to martyrdom" in the brutal clash with China at Galwan valley in Ladakh provoked a sharp rebuttal from Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, who said: "Let's get the facts straight"." itemprop="description
Jun 18, 2020 17:31 (IST)
Ladakh Face Off India China: Chinese Bring In Bulldozers, Disturb Flow Of Galwan River Satellite Pics
High resolution satellite images procured by NDTV indicate Chinese efforts to block or disturb the flow of the Galwan river in Northeast Ladakh, less than a kilometer from the site of the deadly clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers on June 15 in which 20 Indian officers and men were killed." itemprop="description
Jun 18, 2020 17:12 (IST)
Mayawati asks Centre to provide aid to the families of soldiers killed in action
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday condemned the killing of soldiers who lost their lives in a violent clash with the Chinese army in Ladakh's Galwan Valley and urged the Central government to provide all the help to their families within three months.

She also demanded the Centre to provide government jobs to one member in the families of the slain soldiers.

"The Prime Minister's statement that our soldiers sacrificed their lives while killing the enemy was a heartfelt tribute to them on the country's behalf. Now, it is the special responsibility of the Central and the state governments to provide all the possible help to their families and a government job to a family member within three months," the former UP Chief Minister's roughly translated tweet said.
Jun 18, 2020 16:53 (IST)
All Indian Soldiers Involved In Clash With Chinese Accounted For: Army Sources
All Indian soldiers involved in the deadly clash with China at Galwan Valley in Ladakh on Monday are accounted for, army sources said today." itemprop="description
Jun 18, 2020 16:22 (IST)
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar hits back at Congress' Rahul Gandhi
"Troops were carrying arms...it's a long-standing practice not to use firearms during faceoffs": Foreign Minister S Jaishankar hits back at Congress' Rahul Gandhi
Jun 18, 2020 16:10 (IST)
Time to take Aksai Chin back: Ladakh MP Jamyang Namgyal

Jun 18, 2020 16:00 (IST)
Wife, 4-Year-Old Son Say Tearful Goodbye To Colonel Santosh Babu, Thousands Join Them
Thousands attended the funeral today in Telangana of Colonel Bikkumalla Santosh Babu, who died for his country in the deadly clash with China at the Galwan Valley in Ladakh on Monday and chanted "Bharat Mata Ki Jai"." itemprop="description
Jun 18, 2020 15:41 (IST)
After Ladakh Clash, Call To Boycott Chinese Goods From Traders' Body
A call to boycott Chinese goods has started after the clash at Ladakh's Galwan Valley between Indian and Chinese troops, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed on Monday evening. The all-India traders' body -- the Confederation of All India Traders or CAIT -- has called for a boycott and appealed to celebrities to stop endorsing Chinese products." itemprop="description
Jun 18, 2020 15:28 (IST)
Boycott Chinese Food, Says Union Minister Ramdas Athwale Who Shouted Go Corona
A Union Minister has asked people to stop eating Chinese food as anger rises against the neighbouring country after a violent face-off in Ladakh led to casualties. Junior Minister for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale said one of the actions that citizens can take to hurt China, apart from boycotting Made-in-China products, is to stop eating their food." itemprop="description
Jun 18, 2020 14:15 (IST)
India-China Border News: Talks Again Between India, China Major Generals, First Round Inconclusive
A day after inconclusive talks over the face-off in eastern Ladakh, a Major General of the Indian Army is holding talks with Chinese military officers at Galwan valley. The talks being held are in the area where violent clashes between Indian and Chinese soldiers took place on Monday night. 20 soldiers including a Colonel gave their lives for India, while Army sources have said they believe some 45 Chinese soldiers were killed or injured."
Jun 18, 2020 13:25 (IST)
India China Ladakh Face-Off: China's Brutal Assault On Indian Soldiers, Some Fell Into Icy River
India has conveyed to China the fact that the deadly clash in eastern Ladakh on Monday night will have "a serious impact" on relations between the two countries. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar shared this with his counterpart in Beijing in a phone conversation today. Both sides agreed not to take "any action to escalate matters", a statement from the Foreign Ministry said."
Jun 18, 2020 11:45 (IST)
Second India, China Major General-level talks underway at Galwan valley

A Major General of the Indian Army is holding talks with Chinese military officers at Galwan valley. This is the second round of talks being held are in the area where violent clashes between Indian and Chinese soldiers took place on Monday night. 

The talks held yesterday between the two sides were inconclusive. (Read full story here)
Jun 18, 2020 11:02 (IST)
Jun 18, 2020 10:44 (IST)
Havildar Palani last rites held with full military honours in his village

Havildar K Palani was laid to rest at his native village with full military honours on Thursday.

A gun salute was accorded to the him before his body were buried at Kadakkalur village in the district, as scores of people including family members bid a tearful adieu to Havildar Palani who had made the supreme sacrifice on Monday.

Officials from the armed forces, the district Collector, police personnel and elected representatives paid tributes and placed wreaths before the casket carrying the body of Havildar Palani.

Officials later handed over the Indian tricolour, wrapped on the casket, to the family members of the departed prior to the burial.

Havildar Palani's minor son performed the related rituals.
Jun 18, 2020 10:28 (IST)
JUSt In: India, China Major General-level talks to be held shortly to resolve issues after Ladakh face-off.
Jun 18, 2020 10:05 (IST)
How India-China clash can impact Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tata Motors

An escalation risks disruption for firms from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Xiaomi Corp. to Tata Motors Ltd. that have customers -- and investors -- in two of the world's biggest economies, reports Bloomberg.

"A gamut of companies importing parts or capital from China will have to find alternative sources quickly if tensions escalate," Aneesh Srivastava, chief investment officer at Star Health and Allied Insurance Co, was quoted as saying by the news agency.

"The makers of white goods, luggage bags, auto components and some of the e-commerce companies may have to rework their business strategy." (Read full story here)
Jun 18, 2020 09:50 (IST)
Will Come Home After Lockdown: Soldier Killed In Galwan Valley Clash Told Family
When Naik Deepak Kumar Singh told his grandmother on the phone a few days ago from his Ladakh post that he will come home after the coronavirus-induced lockdown ends, he did not know it would be his last conversation with his family."
Jun 18, 2020 09:11 (IST)
China "making exaggerated and untenable claims" on Galwan valley: Government

The government has said "making exaggerated and untenable claims" on disputed areas along the Line of Actual Control or LAC is against the understanding that military commanders of India and China had reached during a meeting on June 6.

" As we have conveyed earlier today External Affairs Minister and the State Councillor and Foreign Minister of China had a phone conversation on recent developments in Ladakh. Both sides have agreed that the overall situation should be handled in a responsible manner and that the understandings reached between Senior Commanders on 6th June should be implemented sincerely. Making exaggerated and untenable claims is contrary to this understanding,"  Foreign Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
Jun 18, 2020 08:35 (IST)
No Chinese Equipment For 4G Upgrade, Centre To Tell BSNL: Sources

The Telecom department has decided to "firmly tell" the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited or BSNL not to use Chinese equipment in the upgradation of the 4G equipment. Telecom companies like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have been working with Huawei in their current networks, while ZTE works with state-run BSNL.

The development comes amid a huge escalation in ties with China following a violent face-off at Ladakh, where 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops on Monday evening. This was the first time in nearly five decades that fatalities were reported at the Line of Actual Control, the de facto border with China. (Read full story here)

Jun 18, 2020 08:32 (IST)

Both India and China have held talks at the level of Major Generals in Galwan Valley in Ladakh, the site of a huge clash on Monday in which 20 soldiers were killed, but it remained "inconclusive", army sources told NDTV.
Jun 18, 2020 08:32 (IST)
Colonel among 20 soldiers killed in Ladakh face-off

A colonel was among the 20 soldiers killed in the line of duty on Monday. Their sacrifice will not be in vain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his first comments on the Ladakh clash, warning that India "is capable of giving a fitting reply if provoked".

About 45 Chinese soldiers were also killed or injured, said army sources.

Jun 18, 2020 08:31 (IST)
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