In a recently released statement, the India army has said it has foiled an attempt by Chinese troops to change the status quo on their dispute border. “On the night of August 29/30, 2020, PLA troops violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements during the ongoing standoff in Eastern Ladakh,” the Indian army said in a statement.
An officer and two soldiers of the Indian army were killed in a “violent faceoff” on the contested Ladakh border with China, the first such incident in 45 years between the two countries. Tension on the border has been rising for a past couple of weeks, and thousands of extra troops have been deployed from both sides in the region.
Indian army has denied entry to sports journalists returning back to India after covering the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 that came to an end due to the rising coronavirus cases in Pakistan. The army refused the 29 members of the broadcast crew to enter their country at the Wagah-Attari border crossing and were asked to head to Dubai first and then catch a direct flight for India.
Indian military faced massive embarrassment after their third nuclear-capable missile test ended in failure. The country’s army fired Agni-III missile which crashed into the sea in Odisha as missile deviated from its flight path and the mission team had to terminate it, according to the army sources. Experts believe that the failure could be due to the metallurgical defects.
The Indian Army used cluster munitions along Line of Control (LOC) to target civilians, violating the Geneva Convention and international laws, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). As a result of bombardment by cluster munitions, at least two civilians – including a four-year-old boy – were martyred and 11 were injured. The attack took place on the night of July 30/31.