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Sep 26, 2014

India, China agree to end Himalayan border face-off

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India and China have agreed to pull back troops ranged against each other on a remote Himalayan plateau, the Indian government said on Friday, ending their biggest face-off on the disputed border in a year.

The two armies mobilized about 1,000 soldiers each in Ladakh this month, accusing the other of building military infrastructure in violation of an agreement to maintain peace until a resolution of the 52-year territorial row.

Sep 24, 2014

Insight – With canal and hut, India stands up to China on disputed frontier

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Earlier this month, the Indian army, stationed on a remote Himalayan plateau, built a small observation hut from where they could watch Chinese soldiers across a disputed border.

The move so irked China’s military that it laid a road on territory claimed by India and demanded that the tin hut be dismantled. India refused, destroyed a part of the new road and promptly raised troop numbers in the area.

Sep 24, 2014

With canal and hut, Indian stands up to China on disputed frontier

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Earlier this month, the Indian army stationed on a remote Himalayan plateau built a small observation hut from where they could watch Chinese soldiers across a disputed border.

The move so irked China’s military that it laid a road on territory claimed by India and demanded that the tin hut be dismantled. India refused, destroyed a part of the new road and promptly raised troop numbers in the area.

Sep 23, 2014

Chinese and Indian troops in Himalayan standoff

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Hundreds of Indian and Chinese troops have dug into positions on a high Himalayan plateau, leading India’s army chief to cancel a foreign trip and monitor a standoff that underscores deep differences between the Asian giants as they seek closer ties.

Military officials in New Delhi and Kashmir said on Tuesday that Chinese troops set up a camp about 3 km (2 miles) into territory claimed by India in the Chumar region of the Ladakh plateau more than a week ago.

Sep 18, 2014

As Xi visits India, Dalai Lama raises China border woes

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader said on Thursday that an unsettled border with China encompassing large parts of the Tibetan plateau was a problem for India and called for talks to resolve the dispute as Chinese President Xi Jinping toured India.

The Dalai Lama’s remarks in Mumbai came as Indian and Chinese troops were locked in a standoff in a barren western stretch of the Himalayas, souring the goodwill around Xi’s trip, which China later said had been brought under control.

Sep 16, 2014

India says to defend China border after standoff ahead of Xi visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India said on Tuesday it would firmly defend its 3,500-km- (2,200- mile-) long border with China after domestic media reported a new face-off on the disputed frontier, just days ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.

More than 200 soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army crossed into what India considers its territory in Ladakh in the western Himalayas last week, and used cranes, bulldozers and a Hummer vehicle to build a 2-km (1.2-mile) road within it, the Hindustan Times said.

Sep 15, 2014

Govt mulls closing some loss-making state firms

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Government officials will meet on Tuesday to discuss proposals to shut down some loss-making state-owned companies, risking a conflict with powerful trade unions.

After two decades of halting privatisations, the central government still owns about 260 firms and thousands more at the state level, involved in activities ranging from generating nuclear power to making condoms.

Sep 15, 2014

India considers closing some loss-making state firms

NEW DELHI, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Indian government officials
will meet on Tuesday to discuss proposals to shut down some
loss-making state-owned companies, risking a conflict with
powerful trade unions.

After two decades of halting privatisations, the central
government still owns about 260 firms and thousands more at the
state level, involved in activities ranging from generating
nuclear power to making condoms.

Sep 14, 2014

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to S.Asia

NEW DELHI/BEIJING, Sept 14 (Reuters) – China will pledge to
invest billions of dollars in India’s rail network during a
visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than
diplomatic nicety to the neighbours’ first summit since Narendra
Modi became prime minister in May.

The leaders of Asia’s three biggest economies – China, India
and Japan – have crisscrossed the region this month, lobbying
for strategic influence, building defence ties, and seeking new
business opportunities.

Sep 4, 2014

Afghan candidates’ unity pledge eases NATO’s worries

NEWPORT, Wales/KABUL Sept 4 (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s rival
presidential candidates pledged to NATO leaders on Thursday that
they would form a government of national unity and sign legal
agreements allowing foreign troops to stay on next year.

The message to a NATO summit from Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah
Abdullah was meant to reassure allies concerned that a lengthy
deadlock over the disputed presidential election could force
NATO to pull all its troops out of Afghanistan this year.