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    A brawl between Indian and Chinese border patrols erupted on Monday night in the high-altitude Galwan Valley where India's Ladakh region borders China's Aksai Chin region.

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry has called on New Delhi to investigate a border incident in the Galwan Valley, punish those who are guilty, and stop provocations.

    After a month-long standoff at the border, Chinese and Indian troops engaged in violent clashes on 15 June as both sides were supposed to be withdrawing from the disputed area. The Indian Army said on 16 June that 20 servicemen from India had died during the clashes. A Chinese military spokesman on the same day acknowledged that the clashes led to casualties on both sides without giving further details.

    The two countries share one of the world's longest unmarked borders and patrol it according to their conflicting perceptions of it. This has led to multiple clashes over the past decades.

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    • 20:29

      Indian Army Issues 'War-Like' Alert Along 4057 Km China Border, Government Sources Say

      The Indian army, while issuing a "war like" alert, has deployed over 15,000 troops with equipment in forward areas of the contested Ladakh region, according to government sources.

      A similar move was made in areas from Uttarakhand to Arunachal Pradesh, as Sputnik reported that the Army is preparing for any contingency, including an intense and extended fight.

      The decision comes after a series of meetings took place in Delhi on Wednesday, with the last such meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi late night.

    • 19:27

      India Asks China to Stick to Galvan Valley Consensus

      In response to a query on a statement by the Chinese side that the sovereignty of the Galvan valley area belongs to China, an official spokesperson of the Indian foreign ministry, Anurag Srivastava said: 

      "We have conveyed earlier today with the External Affairs Minister and the State Councillor and Foreign Minister of China and 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 6 June should be implemented sincerely. Making exaggerated and untenable claims is contrary to this understanding."

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    • 16:08

      European Union Urges India and China to Show Restraint and Engage in Military De-Escalation

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    • 13:31

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    • 13:27

      State Chief of Punjab Amarinder Singh Offers His Condolences to Families of Deceased Soldiers

    • 13:08

      Indian President Pays Tribute to Indian Soldiers Killed in Galwan Valley

    • 12:48

      'Violence is in No One's Interest', British High Commission Spokesperson Says

      "Clearly these are concerning reports. We encourage China and India to engage in dialogue on issues relating to the border – violence is in no one’s interest", a British High Commission spokesperson said. 

    • 12:45

      Australia is Worried That 'Beijing is Not Committed to Peace and Stability', Envoy Barry O’Farrell Says

    • 12:34

      Indian Defence Minister Extends Condolences to Families of Soldiers Killed in Ladakh

      "The loss of soldiers in Galwan is deeply disturbing and painful. Our soldiers displayed exemplary courage and valour in the line of duty and sacrificed their lives in the highest traditions of the Indian Army. The Nation will never forget their bravery and sacrifice. My heart goes out to the families of the fallen soldiers. The nation stands shoulder to shoulder with them in this difficult hour. We are proud of the bravery and courage of India’s brave hearts", Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Twitter.

      The Indian military said earlier that three soldiers had died in scuffles in the northern Ladakh region on Monday night. The unmarked border has been the source of tensions between the two regional powers for decades. On Tuesday, the Indian army said that 17 servicemen later died of the injuries they received in clashes with Chinese soldiers. As many as 43 Chinese servicemen were reportedly killed and injured in the clashes.

    • 12:23

      India-China Relations Slipping Back to 1962 War Situation, Analyst Believes

      Chinese soldier (L) gesturing next to an Indian soldier at the Nathu La border crossing between India and China in India's northeastern Sikkim state. (File)

      India-China Relations Slipping Back to 1962 War Situation, Analyst Believes

      New Delhi (Sputnik): The violent skirmishes between Indian and Chinese troops on Monday night, which resulted in dozens of casualties on both sides, were billed as the worst flare-up at the border since the two armies clashed in 1962.
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    • 11:59

      China is Directly Responsible for the Violence and Casualties, Indian Foreign Ministry Says

      "Chinese side took pre-meditated and planned action that was directly responsible for the violence and casualties. It (China's action) reflected an intent to change the facts on the ground in violation of all our agreements to not change the status quo", the Indian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on a phone conversation between S Jaishankar and Wang Yi.

      According to the statement, "troops of both sides should also abide by the bilateral agreements and protocols. They should strictly respect and observe the line of actual control and should not take any unilateral action to alter it".

    • 11:53

      UK High Commission Calls on India, China to Engage in Dialogue Amid Border Clashes

      "Clearly these are concerning reports. We encourage China and India to engage in dialogue on issues relating to the border – violence is in no-one’s interest", a British High Commission representative in New Delhi said.

    • 11:16

      India Provides High-Level Security for Chinese Embassy in Delhi After Border Skirmishes

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      India Provides High-Level Security for Chinese Embassy in Delhi After Border Skirmishes

      New Delhi (Sputnik): The confirmation of the death of 20 Indian soldiers, including a commanding officer, on Tuesday night following clashes with Chinese troops in a disputed area in eastern Ladakh has resulted in countrywide rage against China. According to media reports, there were causalities on the Chinese side as well.
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    • 11:16

      China Urges India to Restrain Amid Conflict in Ladakh

      Indian army trucks move along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer in Kashmir's Ganderbal district June 17, 2020

      China Urges India to Restrain Amid Conflict in Ladakh

      In an event that Chinese experts call the most severe situation China and India have experienced along the border in decades, a fatal physical clash broke out on Monday between the two countries' border defence troops in the Galwan Valley.
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    • 11:15

      Chinese, Indian Foreign Minister Discuss Border Tensions

      "A phone conversation of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar took place on 17 June", the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

      The Chinese foreign minister said that "the risky actions of the Indian military were a serious violation of the agreements reached by the sides on the border issue, as well as a serious breach of the norms of international relations", adding that "China expresses strong protest to India".

      China is demanding that India investigate the altercation on the border, punish the guilty, stop all provocations, and avoid any such incidents in the future, Wang Yi said.

      According to Beijing, the two sides agreed to find a fair solution to the situation on the border.

    • 11:13

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      Protesters Burn Posters, Effigy of Xi Jinping in India Following Deadly Border Clashes - Video

      New Delhi (Sputnik): In the worst flare-up between the Asian giants in five decades, the Indian Army confirmed that 20 soldiers were killed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the violent 15/16 June face-off with Chinese troops. The Indian Army claimed casualties on the Chinese side as well but Beijing has remained tight-lipped on the matter.
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    • 11:08

      Russian, Indian, Chinese Foreign Ministers' 23 June Online Talks Postponed, Source Says

      "India-Russia-China trilateral meeting of foreign ministers, which was scheduled to be held via video conferencing on 23 June, has been postponed", the sources said.

      Earlier on Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the talks would be held in the coming days. He also said that the India-China tensions were not on the agenda.

    • 11:07

      Indian PM Orders to Stock Up War Reserves, Deployment of Assets After Violent Face-Off With China

      Indian military personnel drive Indian Army tanks as they take part in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2014

      Indian PM Orders to Stock Up War Reserves, Deployment of Assets After Violent Face-Off With China

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Amid simmering tensions along the Line of Actual Control, unprecedented border clashes erupted between India and China in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night. The face-off led to casualties and injuries on both the sides.
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    • 11:07

      India Wants Peace But Won't Compromise on Country's Sovereignty, Modi Says Amid Tensions With China

      India Wants Peace But Won't Compromise on Country's Sovereignty, Modi Says Amid Tensions With China

      The day before, following clashes between India and China along the so-called Line of Actual Control (LAC), New Delhi stated that it was committed to maintaining peace at the border with its northern neighbour.
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    • 11:04

      Sources in Indian Army Say Leaves for Staffers Cancelled Amid Tensions With China

      Sources in the Indian Army told Sputnik on Wednesday that all leaves for the personnel were cancelled and a high alert was declared along the entire Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the country and China after the deadly clash.

      "Amid India-China face off along the border in Eastern Ladakh, Indian Army cancels all leaves of Indian Army personnel. There is high alert along all LAC", the sources said.

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