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India-China standoff updates: India all set to plan new ways to counter China's diplomacy

By oneindia staff

New Delhi, Aug 14: With the PLA holding out on de-esclataion at some points of its transgressions along the LAC in Ladakh, the Narendra Modi government is considering new ways to counter China and ensuring that the troops are back to their peacetime locations.


According to reports, contrary to China's public posture that building trust with India is one of its diplomatic priorities, the PLA continues to sit on the green top of the Finger 4 feature on the north bank of Pangong Tso.

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11:18 AM, 14 Aug
India is set to call China’s bluff and convey that the PLA is the aggressor. China has been holding routine meetings and projecting normalcy so that India must accept the PLA’s aggression.
10:58 AM, 14 Aug
But India has to play it cool, they said, adding that the PLA’s obstinacy in moving back may be designed to provoke a reaction from the Indian Army and use it to further escalate the situation along the LAC.
10:39 AM, 14 Aug
The Indian military has decided that the Ladakh transgressions are unacceptable, and this includes the hindrance to Indian Army patrols in the crucial Depsang Bulge area, they added.
10:33 AM, 14 Aug
While another round of diplomatic parleys between the two countries at joint secretary-level are expected soon, Indian troops are now ready to call the PLA’s bluff, the Indian officials said.
10:17 AM, 14 Aug
“For the India-China relationship, the two sides should jointly safeguard peace and security in the border areas and maintain sound development of bilateral ties,” the statement said.
10:01 AM, 14 Aug
The statement has no reflection on the ground in Ladakh with the PLA making no efforts to restore status quo ante, the Indian official pointed out.
9:35 AM, 14 Aug
Last Monday, the Chinese foreign ministry posted a statement on its website claiming that maintaining peace along the disputed boundary and deepening strategic trust with India was one of China’s key priorities.
9:15 AM, 14 Aug
Beijing’s refrain about meeting India halfway is beginning to grate because “it is the PLA that is the aggressor, not the Indian army” as one official put it.
9:01 AM, 14 Aug
This obstinacy is matched only by the Chinese portrayal of even a routine meeting between the Indian ambassador to Beijing and a deputy director in the Foreign Affairs Commission as path-breaking, the people, none of whom wished to be identified, added.
8:47 AM, 14 Aug
The situation in the Gogra-Hot Springs area near Kongka La is no different -- the PLA is where it transgressed, with an objective to come up to the Kugrang River, a tributary of the Shyok River.
8:24 AM, 14 Aug
All the PLA has done is to vacate the saddle and the ridge beyond the brown top on the contested Finger 4.
12:04 AM, 14 Aug
India’s state-owned oil majors have stopped hiring Chinese tankers to ship their crude and petroleum products after relations deteriorated between the two countries, although the move is unlikely to impact trade flows.
12:02 AM, 14 Aug
Chinese government mouthpiece Global Times has declined to carry Indian embassy in China's rebuttal to Pakistani envoy on the Kashmir issue.
11:59 PM, 13 Aug
Australia has decided not to ban Chinese mobile applications at this stage but recognises that each country will make a decision based on its own national interest, a senior Australian official said on Thursday, weeks after India banned several Chinese apps. The Indian government had on June 29 banned 59 Chinese apps, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.
4:33 PM, 13 Aug
In June 2019, the MOFCOM initiated the final review investigation in response to a domestic industry application, the announcement said.
4:21 PM, 13 Aug
The Ministry of Commerce began to implement anti-dumping measures on imports of single-mode optical fibers from India in August 2014.
4:16 PM, 13 Aug
“The decision came after MOFCOM evaluated the possible damage to Chinese industries if anti-dumping measures are terminated, at the request of the domestic single-mode optical fiber industry on 13 August, 2019,” state media reported.
4:07 PM, 13 Aug
The extension of the anti-dumping duties comes in the backdrop of the ongoing Sino-India border tension at Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh and the cooling of bilateral economic ties.
3:27 PM, 13 Aug
The punitive tariff on single-mode optical fibre takes effect from August 14 and lasts for five years, with tariffs ranging between 7.4 percent and 30.6 percent depending on the specific Indian manufacturers, the ministry said.
3:25 PM, 13 Aug
The ministry defined single-mode fibre as a fibre that transmits only a single-mode optical signal within a certain wavelength range.
3:22 PM, 13 Aug
In the announcement, the MOFCOM “…decided to continue to impose anti-dumping duties on imported single-mode optical fibers originating in India from August 14 on the basis of the final review of the investigation results.
3:16 PM, 13 Aug
The duties will be renewed from Friday and remain in place for five years.
3:13 PM, 13 Aug
China has extended an anti-dumping tariff on optical fibre made in India, the ministry of commerce said in a notice published on its website on Thursday.
2:07 PM, 13 Aug
With China’s commitment to disengagement at the Pangong Tso lake “unsatisfactory”, the Narendra Modi-led BJP government has directed its armed forces to prepare for a long haul.
1:53 PM, 13 Aug
The Indian Army holds a majority of the Depsang plains area while the People’s Liberation Army holds the eastern edge with the concentration of PLA troops on ‘Bottleneck’ area which is located 25 km from the strategic airfield at Daulat Beg Oldie.
1:43 PM, 13 Aug
The Depsang plain is a major hotspot due to its strategic location since it provides access to the logistical hub and airstrip at Daulat Beg Oldie and the critical Karakoram Pass in the north.
1:29 PM, 13 Aug
The main agenda of the meeting was to address the situation in the Depsang plains that has seen big mobilisation of around 15,000 Chinese troops.
1:18 PM, 13 Aug
The talks between military representatives of India and China to discuss disengagement in the Depsang plains north of Galwan area on Saturday morning near the Line of Actual Control has failed to yield to any substantial result.
1:10 PM, 13 Aug
India should create favourable conditions for maintaining peace and stability in the border areas and healthy development of bilateral ties, she added.
12:56 PM, 13 Aug
She further said that the Indian side can meet the Chinese side halfway and should refrain from any actions that will complicate the border situation.

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