Borders of dispute

Are India and China stretching their muscles?

In a first, Indian tank brigades to defend China border

The army’s defences on the China border will get a major offensive boost with the impending deployment of two tank brigades, one each in Ladakh and north-east India. This is the first time that India will deploy armoured formations on the China border. Such formations, equipped with main battle tanks and BMP-II infantry combat vehicles, are traditionally used for striking into enemy territory.

Sahara: a desert, an out of control area and new borders.

Cooperate for border peace: China tells India

Beijing: Reacting sharply to Defence Minister AK Antony’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh for its statehood celebrations, China on Saturday said India should refrain from taking any action that could “complicate” the border issue. 

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei has “asked India to work with China to maintain peace and stability in border areas”, state-run Xinhua news agency reported tonight.