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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India successfully test-fires Agni-5 missile to boost China deterrence

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Talks with China to go on, Indian Army to stand firm: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed confidence that the ongoing talks between China and India for a peaceful resolution of the eastern Ladakh standoff will continue while Indian troops stand "firm" in the region

China’s decision to bring new land border law of concern, says India

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Pakistan PM dials China’s Xi Xinping, talks of strengthening economic ties; call for immediate aid to Afghanistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday held telephonic talks with Chinese President Xi Xinping when both leaders agreed to “further strengthen bilateral economic and commercial ties”

China passes new land border law making its territorial integrity 'inviolable'

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Atheist China has no right to choose next Dalai Lama: Head of Tawang monastery

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To counter China threat, Indian Army deploys rocket artillery system in Northeast

Indian Army has deployed Pinaka and Smerch Multiple Rocket Launcher Systems (MRLS) at forward position near the China border to counter any threat arising across on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in northeastern India

Broader relationship with China affected by border developments: India

Asserting with emphasis that peace and tranquillity in the border areas is a "sine qua non" for India and China to work together, India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said New Delhi hopes that Beijing will work with it to bring a satisfactory resolution to the current issues, keeping in view each other's sensitivities and interests

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Pakistan bans Chinese firm for forged documents

A Chinese firm dealing in electrical hardware has been banned by Pakistan from participating in government bidding or tendering process for a month

Bhutan and China agree on three-step roadmap to expedite boundary talks

Bhutan and China on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding, agreeing on the three-step roadmap for expediting the Bhutan-China boundary negotiations which started in 1984. So far, 24 rounds of negotiations have been conducted without any final agreement

Fresh friction with China: Beijing objects to Indian Vice President's visit to Arunachal Pradesh

Two days after India and China blamed each other for failing to make headway in talks over the military standoff on the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, Beijing Wednesday said it “firmly opposed” Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh - in the northeast of India bordering China - last weekend

India, China military talks collapse: India says China not agreeable; China says India unreasonable and unrealistic

The latest round of talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders over the standoff in Ladakh broke down on Sunday, the Indian Army said, adding that that the Chinese side was not "agreeable" and "could not provide any forward-looking proposals", NDTV reported

Top Indian and Chinese generals meet after two months to resolve LAC standoff

India and China held the 13th round of Corps Commander-level talks on Sunday at Moldo. The meeting, which started around 10.30 am, ended around 7 in the evening, India's Ministry of Defence said

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