United States and India to Hold Military Drills in Himalayas near China Border

Soldiers of the U.S. Army will deploy to a region of northern India’s Uttarakhand state — located 60 miles from India’s disputed Himalayan border with China — in October to participate in an annual joint military exercise with the Indian Armed Forces called Yudh Abhyas, the U.S. Army Pacific confirmed to Japan’s Nikkei Asia on Wednesday.

A U.S. Soldier with 5-20th Infantry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, teaches an Indian soldier with 12 Madras how to fire an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon Sept. 18, 2016, at Chaubattia Military Station, India. This was part of Yudh Abhyas 2016, a bilateral training exercise geared toward enhancing cooperation …

Indian Opposition Pressures Modi to Escalate Border Confrontation with China

Rahul Gandhi — a member of India’s left-wing opposition party, the Indian National Congress (INC) — asked “When will we get back India’s territory that has been occupied by China?” in a post on Twitter Thursday considered by some to be directed toward India’s ruling, right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Asian News International (ANI) reported on Friday.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends on day three of COP26 on November 02, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 is the 2021 climate summit in Glasgow.  It is the  26th "Conference of the Parties" and represents a gathering of all the countries signed on to the U.N. Framework Convention on …

Reports: China Building Bridge Across Indian Border Lake

China’s military is allegedly constructing a bridge across Pangong Tso, a lake that spans a disputed Himalayan border region between northern India’s Ladakh state and China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, the Times of India reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed Indian Army sources.

In this Sept. 14, 2017, photo, Pangong Tso lake is seen near the India China border in India's Ladakh area. India and China sought Wednesday, June 17, 2020, to de-escalate tensions following a fatal clash along a disputed border high in the Himalayas that left 20 Indian soldiers dead. The …

Reports: China Building ‘Villages’ on Disputed Indian Border

Indian Gen. Bipin Rawat, the chief of India’s defense staff, told reporters on Friday that although China has recently built villages along its unmarked Himalayan boundary with India, the outposts are “well within” the Chinese side of the border, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

A Buddha statue is pictured in Tawang near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), neighbouring China, in India's Arunachal Pradesh state on October 21, 2021. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP) (Photo by MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)

Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Trip to Tibet, Ignores Flooding in Central China

Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited Tibet for the first time since 2011 on Wednesday to laud the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s progress in assimilating the Himalayan region to Han ethnic culture since China launched an occupation of the majority Buddhist territory in 1950, China’s official state-run Xinhua press agency reported Friday.

BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 28: Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he attends the art performance celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China on June 28, 2021 in Beijing, China. Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the party founding on July 1. Final preparations …

Chinese Border Troops in Tibet Equipped with Exoskeleton Suits

China’s state-run Global Times reported Thursday that People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops stationed in the mountainous Tibetan province of Ngari, which borders India, have been issued “a type of exoskeleton suit that enables them to conduct tasks in harsh, high altitude environments more efficiently.”

ZHADA COUNTY, CHINA - JUNE 12: (CHINA OUT) The ruins of the Guge Dynasty are seen at the Clay Forest in Ngari Area, located along the Elephant Spring River on June 12, 2007 in Zhada County of Tibet Autonomous Region, China. The Guge Kingdom was founded around 10th century which …

India Sends Army Chief to Chinese Border in Himalayas

India sent a four-star army general to its northern Ladakh territory on Thursday to oversee troops’ operational readiness amid an escalating border dispute with China. On Tuesday, Tibetan officials said an ethnic Tibetan commander in the Indian Army was killed on

An Indian army soldier keeps guard on top of his vehicle as their convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. India said Monday its soldiers thwarted “provocative” movements by China’s military near a disputed border in the Ladakh region …