Galwan Valley Current Affairs - 2020

Defence Minister statement on India-China issue in Rajya Sabha

On September 17, 2020, the Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh addressed Rajya Sabha. He gave a complete statement on India China issue and answered several questions raised on the current border situation. Highlights The Defence Minister noted that the Chinese actions expressed disrespect to all the previous bilateral agreements.  The amassing of troops by China along Read More…

Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh meets his Chinese Counterpart

On September 4, 2020, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met his Chinese counter part in Moscow. The Defence Minister is on a three day visit to Russia to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. He had earlier met the Russian Defence Minster and signed a deal to acquire AK-203 rifles. Highlights Tensions prevail between Indian and Read More…

BRICS Industry Ministers Video Meeting in 5G and AI

The Industrial Ministers of BRICS countries attended video meeting on 5G, industrial internet and Artificial Intelligence. Highlights During the meet, China urged the BRICS countries to strengthen cooperation on digital transformation. China also highlighted that BRICS countries should cooperate to promote economic survey, resume work and production, guarantee medical supplies and promote economic development. According Read More…

Indian Army opens Siachen Valley for the civilians amidst LAC stand off

On July 27, 2020, the Indian Army announced that the Siachen Valley is to be opened for the civilians. The decision comes amidst Line of Actual Control stand off between India and China. Highlights The Indian Army had opened the Siachen, world’s largest non-polar glacier and the highest battlefield in the world was taken in Read More…

US passes a law urging China to de-escalate with India along Line of Actual Control

On July 22, 2020, The US House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to de-escalate the situation along Line of Actual Control. Highlights The act slammed China’s aggression against India in the Galwan Valley. It also condemned the growing territorial assertiveness in and around South China Sea. Background Indian and Chinese troops were locked in stand Read More…