border issues: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India and China agree on complete disengagement along LAC

On July 11, 2020, Indian and Chinese Armies agreed to completely disengage along LAC (Line of Actual Control) after senior officials of the countries held a meeting through video conference. The countries have framed new terms under which they will safeguard their respective borders. Highlights India and China have ensured complete disengagement along LAC and ..

Six Critical Bridges to be unveiled in Jammu and Kashmir

On July 9, 2020, the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is to unveil six critical bridges in the Jammu and Kashmir region. The bridges were constructed by the Border Road Organization (BRO). Highlights The bridges were constructed at a cost of Rs 45 crores. They are 100-300 metres in length. The Defence Minister held a ..

India to continue infrastructure upgrade in the border

On July 7, 2020, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the border infrastructure development. After his review, the defence ministry announced that India is to boost the infrastructure along its border. Highlights India and China announced a preliminary headway two days back after their stand- off in Ladakh. The stand off was mainly due to ..

China’s new border dispute with Bhutan

China is now claiming the Sakteng wildlife sanctuary in Eastern Bhutan to be part of its territory. What is the issue? The boundary between China and Bhutan has never been demarcated. For a long time, the countries have disputes over central, eastern and western sectors. China has recently been attempting to stop the funding for ..

Chinese Army begin withdrawing from Galwan valley

On July 7, 2020, the Chinese army was seen removing tents and structures after an agreement between the commanders of Indian and Chinese army. Highlights The Indian and Chinese army conducted violent clashes along the Line of Actual Control that led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers. Recent satellite images indicate that the Chinese ..