Line of Actual Control Current Affairs - 2020

India-Indonesia Defence Ministers Dialogue

On July 27, 2020, Defence Ministers Dialogue was held in New Delhi between India and Indonesia. India and Indonesia were represented by their respective Defence Ministers Shri Rajnath Singh and Prabbowo Subianto. Highlights The leaders held discussions on strengthening the ties between the two maritime neighbours. The countries will inject a new momentum to their 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…

Emergency Funds to Armed Forces of Rs. 500 Crore, Specialised Mountain Forces deployed at LAC

Following the violent Galwan valley clash on 15th June 2020 and a six-week-long border standoff with the Chinese army, under emergency requirement procurement Rs 500 crore of funds was granted by the Government for the Armed Forces. With consultation with the Department of Military Affairs, the Indian Armed Forces will be allowed to make a Read More…

India-China Dispute: Pangong Lake

The current eye-to-eye confrontation between China and India is at the Pangong Tso site. The countries have ramped up their troops in the region since May. Highlights India recently set up twin commands headquartered at Chandigarh and Guwahati and has deployed 90,000 troops. The troop personnel are all well trained mountaineers. The issue began in Read More…