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'Free Papua movement' intensifies amid escalating violence

December 13, 2020 1:10 PM

Mr Benny Wenda declared himself head of West Papua's first government-in-exile on Dec 1

Taiwan says it won't be intimidated by China's 'hooligan' diplomats

October 20, 2020 5:05 PM

TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Taiwan will not be intimidated by China's "hooligan" officials and will continue to celebrate its national day around the world, the government said on Tuesday (Oct 20), after Taiwan said Chinese diplomats had tried to charge into a diplomatic event in Fiji.

India detains Chinese soldier who strayed across disputed border

October 20, 2020 5:00 AM

NEW DELHI • The Indian army yesterday said it had captured a Chinese soldier after he strayed across a contested border in the western Himalayan region where both countries have amassed thousands of troops after a deadly clash in June.

India says Chinese soldier apprehended in Ladakh, to be returned

October 19, 2020 6:02 PM

The Chinese soldier had strayed across a contested de facto border, the Indian army said.

Amid tensions at Ladakh with China, India bought high altitude warfare kits from US

October 19, 2020 5:52 PM

NEW DELHI (THE STATESMAN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - As the tensions with China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the eastern Ladakh ages for months with no sign of dissolution, the Indian side has bought high altitude warfare kits from the US on an urgent basis, reports suggest citing officials with the knowledge of the matter.

High road at Chilling: India builds Himalayan bridges and highways to match China

September 29, 2020 5:35 PM

CHILLING, INDIA (REUTERS) - Mr Ligen Eliyas deftly turns the excavator's hydraulic arm to push a huge boulder into the Zanskar river below in a cloud of dust, clearing another bit of land for a strategic highway that India is hurriedly building near the Chinese border.

Digging deep to boost defences in high-tension frontier zone

September 19, 2020 5:00 AM

ATAL ROHTANG TUNNEL (India) • A tunnel nearing completion in the Indian Himalayas will slash by hours the time it takes troops to reach the Chinese border, part of an infrastructure blitz by New Delhi that has gathered pace since a bloody border clash.

US$400m tunnel in Himachal Pradesh: India digs deep to boost defences on crucial China frontier

September 18, 2020 5:17 PM

ATAL ROHTANG TUNNEL (AFP) - A tunnel nearing completion in the Indian Himalayas will slash by hours the time it takes troops to reach the Chinese border, part of an infrastructure blitz by New Delhi that is gathering pace since a bloody border clash.

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