India’s trade with China booms

India’s trade with China booms - despite the political rift and military standoff

Trade with China is booming, despite all the brouhaha about Chinese "aggression" and "expansionism" and the nearly two-year-old military standoff in the Ladakh Himalayans where both countries have amassed nearly 50,000 soldiers facing each other a snowy frontier

No breakthrough even after 14 rounds of India-China border talks

There was no breakthrough in the 14th round of talks between the militaries of India and China, and the two sides agreed to maintain dialogue via military and diplomatic channels to work out a "mutually acceptable resolution" of the remaining issues

China building settlements near disputed border with Bhutan: Report

China has accelerated building settlements along its disputed border with Bhutan as Beijing has erected over 200 structures, including some still under construction, at six locations, according to a report by Reuters, which has examined satellite images of the disputed location

China threat has by no way reduced: Indian Army chief

India and China have been working on "mutual disengagement" and there have been positive developments, but the "threat" is very much high, Indian Army chief General MM Naravane said even as the 14th round of commander-level talks between the two neighbours were held Wednesday

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Border situation 'stable', says China ahead of commander-level military talks with India

China said on Tuesday that the current situation on the border areas with India was "stable" as it confirmed that the 14th round of Corps Commander-level talks to discuss the disengagement process in the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh will be held on Wednesday

Days after Wang Yi’s visit, China removes Sri Lankan bank from blacklist

China has removed People’s Bank of Sri Lanka, a state-owned bank, from its blacklist where it was placed after failing to pay a Chinese firm for a fertilizer deal

India to press China for the return of thousands of stranded Indian students and workers

India will continue to take up with China the return of over 23,000 stranded Indian students, besides a large number of Indian workers and their families, who are currently stranded in India for the last two years due to travel restrictions imposed by Beijing because of the Covid-19 pandemic

India's defence modernization gets a long-needed fillip to counter future Himalayan misadventures

It may be an irony but China’s aggression has pushed India to expedite long overdue military replacements and urgent purchases, writes Col Anil Bhat (retd) for South Asia Monitor 

India, China to hold 14th round of disengagement talks on January 12

India is looking forward to a "constructive" dialogue with China to resolve issues in remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh, sources in the security establishment said on Monday ahead of the 14th round of military talks between the two sides on the 20-month border row

China says ‘no third party’ can derail strong Sri Lanka-China ties

In a veiled reference to India, China has said “no third party” can derail its strong ties with Sri Lanka, hours after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi concluded his visit to Colombo

Maldives and Sri Lanka seek debt structuring during Wang Yi’s visit

Sri Lanka and the Maldives, two of China’s close developmental partners in South Asia, have sought debt restructuring when  Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi concluded his five-nation tour that included the two South Asia countries

With China's help, sea cucumber farming finds popularity among Sri Lankan fishermen

Sea cucumber farming is slowly becoming popular in the northern part of Sri Lanka where over 600 fishermen are currently involved in the lucrative trade

ISRO's deals with Chinese companies are a security hazard

Security analysts are baffled how an agreement between ISRO and Oppo India has been signed as it greatly increases the security risk for India

PM Imran Khan launches Pak-China Business investment forum to fast-track investments

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched the Pakistan-China Business Investment Forum to fast-track project approvals and investment proposals from Chinese investors

Sri Lanka looks to China to revive its embattled tourism industry

Sri Lanka has been looking to Chinese tourists, considered the world’s largest spending tourists, to revive its struggling tourism industry as Sri Lankan officials and airlines hold discussions with leading Chinese group tour operators

Chinese ire over Indian MPs, minister meeting exiled Tibetan leaders

A week after a group of Indian parliamentarians, including a minister in the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attended a dinner reception hosted by the Tibetan parliament-in-exile, the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi expressed “concern” over their participation and asked them in separate letters to “refrain from providing support to the ‘Tibetan independence’ forces”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to visit Sri Lanka, Maldives in January

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives early January, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian confirmed, as Beijing seeks to enhance its influence in the region, considered as India's backyard

Chinese envoy's visit to Tamil-dominated northern Sri Lanka sparks curiosity, concern in India

The Chinese ambassador to Sri Lanka visit to the Northern region of Sri Lanka, during which he travelled to Jaffna and Mannar and the northernmost point of the island at Point Pedro, has raised curiosity, and concern

China: Contextualizing the duality in actions

China never accepts deadlines on resolving disputes; in the decades to come it's going to be a hostile coexistence for India and China, write Pradeep S. Mehta and Sandra George for South Asia Monitor 

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