#IndiaChinaRelations

.Ladakh
The standoff between the two countries started with bloody clashes in Galwan Valley of Ladakh in June 2020. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ ANI)

  • India and China have decided to pull out troops in the disputed region of Gogra Heights in Eastern Ladakh
  • This was following the twelfth round of military talks
  • This is the third disengagement at the LAC in eastern Ladakh, after Galwan and Pangong TsoThis

.Tibet, China
China on Friday operationalised its first fully electrified bullet train in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet near a town close to Arunachal Pradesh. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The 435-km rail line connects Tibet’s capital Lhasa to Nyingchi
  • Nyingchi is located close to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh 
  • A total of $5.6 billion was spent on building the line developed and operated by China State Railway Group

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Indian and Chinese troops and tanks disengage from the banks of Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • India has moved troops and fighter jet squadrons to three distinct areas along its border with China
  • India has now deployed 200,000 troops, an increase of over 40% since last year, along Chinese border
  • India has detected that China's PLA has also recently moved additional forces from Tibet

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
After last year's Galwan Valley incident, the Chinese Army has realised that it needs better training and preparation, General Bipin Rawat said. (PTI File Photo)

  • Chinese soldiers do not have much experience of fighting in the mountain terrain, Bipin Rawat said
  • The Chinese soldiers are mainly from "the civilian streets," General Bipin Rawat said
  • Indian soldiers are very adept in fighting in the mountain region, he said

.Leh
Major General Akash Kaushik, officiating GOC Fire and Fury Corps laid a wreath at Leh War Memorial and paid homage to martyrs who laid down their lives at Galwan on 15 Jun 2020. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • 20 Indian soldiers laid down their lives in the Galwan valley clash with China on June 15, last year
  • COAS Gen MM Naravane on Tuesday said their sacrifice will be "eternally etched" in the memory of the nation
  • Although denied at first, China officially acknowledged in February that five of its soldiers had died in the clash

.Ladakh
Maj Gen Akash Kaushik, Officiating GOC Fire and Fury Corps laid a wreath at Leh War Memorial and paid homage to martyrs who laid down their lives at Galwan on 15 Jun 2020. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Ladakh’s Galwan Valley witnessed violent clashes between China's PLA and the Indian Army on June 15, 2020
  • The clashes left 20 Indian soldiers dead and bilateral relations damaged beyond repair
  • Even after 11 rounds of talks between the two countries in the past year, ties are nowhere near normal

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Tokyo Olympics were originally scheduled to be conducted from July 24 to August 9, 2020. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • India dropped Chinese sportswear Li Ning as its official kit sponsor
  • The decision comes after the IOA faced criticism for unveiling jerseys with Chinese branding
  • "Our athletes, coaches and support staff, will wear unbranded apparel," IOA president Narinder Batra said

.Ladakh
Indian and Chinese troops and tanks disengage from the banks of Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • Reportedly, the Chinese have been coming to these areas for many years
  • A media report also said that the Chinese troops are well within their traditional areas
  • The forces deployed by the Indian side in Ladakh include Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army

.Beijing, China
A COVID-19 patient at LNJP Hospital, in New Delhi, Saturday, April 24, 2021. (PTI PhotO)

  • “The Chinese government and the Chinese people firmly support the Indian government": China
  • Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said China is maintaing communication with India
  • Zhao Lijian said China is "willing to provide support and assistance"

.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
China-India border tensions "remain high" despite some force pullbacks this year, the US intelligence community has told Congress. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Beijing will continue to promote the BRI to expand its economic, political and military presence abroad: Report
  • "China’s occupation since May 2020 of contested border areas is the most serious escalation in decades"
  • China has been expanding military and economic influence in the Indo-Pacific region, triggering concerns