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China amassing large contingent of troops, armaments along LAC since early May, says India
This is for the first time since the military standoff began in early May, India has officially admitted about the Chinese buildup along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In a strongly-worded statement, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said conduct of the Chinese forces is in "complete disregard" of all mutually agreed norms.
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The H-1B ban is misguided, minimal impact on Indian IT in short term: Nasscom chairman Pravin Rao
Rao said that the US government move of suspending the non-immigrant visas, especially the H-1B, is “misguided” and without any “logic”.
Reduce high commission staff by half within 7 days: India to Pakistan
India on Tuesday asked Pakistan to reduce its staff in its high commission here by half within the next seven days and announced a reciproca...
Like 2002, ties downgraded; Pakistan asked to trim staff by half
This decision, which is to be implemented in seven days, was conveyed to the Pakistani Charge d’Affaires by the Ministry of External Affairs, officials said. This is reminiscent of 2002 when India had taken a similar step and reduced staff strength at its mission in Islamabad and directed Pakistan to reduce its strength here.
List covid work done by all ministries: Central Information Commission to Health Ministry
The recent order issued by chief information commissioner Bimal Julka stated that the RTI “application was shuttled from one division of the public authority to another which indicates that there is a very urgent requirement for collating the information”.
Next round of Sino-Indian consultative system soon
A joint secretary-level mechanism, WMCC was established in 2012 to address tensions along LAC for consultation and coordination for management of border areas and for exchanging views on strengthening communication and cooperation, including between security personnel of the two sides.
Enhancing counter-terrorism action by UNSC among main priorities: MEA on India's election to UN body
Briefing the media on India's election to the UN body, Secretary West in the Ministry of External Affairs, Vikas Swarup, said the country looks forward for being the voice for all those who are not represented on the Council.
India asks China to confine its activities to its side of LAC
Speaking to reporters at an online media briefing, he also said that no Indian soldiers were missing since the Galwan Valley clash on Monday evening. "Given its responsible approach to border management, India is very clear that all its activities are always within the Indian side of the LAC. We expect the Chinese side to also confine its activities to its side of the LAC," Srivastava said.
MEA teams to soon coordinate with nations to bring back stranded Indians
As many as 15,000 Indians are expected to return by 64 flights beginning Thursday. As many as 16 diplomats of additional secretary or joint secretary-rank have been put in charge of 18 states where nationals will start returning. Joint secretaries in MEA in-charge of various divisions will be the coordinators for countries and regions.
Galwan Valley incident will have serious impact on bilateral ties: India to China
Jaishankar and Wang held a telephonic conversation in the wake of Monday night's violent clash between the two armies in Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian Army personnel including a Colonel were killed.
Chinese Army estimated to have suffered 35 casualties during Galwan clash
The Galwan Valley clash is the biggest that has taken place between the two armies since 1967 skirmish in Nathu La when India lost around 80 soldiers, while more than 300 Chinese army personnel were killed.
Rajnath calls killing of Indian soldiers in Galwan deeply disturbing and painful
The Indian Army on Tuesday said 20 Army personnel, including a Colonel, were killed in the clash on Monday night, in the biggest ever military confrontation between the two armies in over five decades.
Violent face-off in Ladakh result of China's attempt to unilaterally change status quo in region: MEA
“On the late evening and night of June 15, a violent face-off happened as a result of an attempt by the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo there (Galwan). Both sides suffered casualties that could have been avoided had the agreement at the higher level been scrupulously followed by the Chinese side,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.