India pushes tonnes of supplies to disputed China border ahead of winter
In recent months, one of India's biggest military logistics exercises in years has brought vast quantities of ammunition, equipment, fuel, winter supplies and food into Ladakh, a region bordering Tibet that India administers as a union territory, officials said.
Anti-China protests are now intensifying in Kathmandu against illegal construction by the Chinese in Nepalese territory. Members of the Nepal Students union held protests in front of the Chinese embassy against Chinese construction in the northern Nepal district of Humla. Protesters were carrying banners asking China to return to their territory and raised slogans against China’s expansionist designs. The Nepalese foreign ministry had rejected reports in local media about illegal construction by the Chinese in the Humla district. The opposition has lashed out at the government for making comments even before a team of government officials visited the area and filed a field report on the developments. The release from the Ministry further claimed that the same sort of issue was raised in 2016 which turned down the earlier claims. Local media and since last week been carrying reports of land encroachment by China, which had illegally constructing 9 buildings in the Lapcha Bagar area of Humla District. This comes as China has been trying to change the status-quo in Ladakh as well. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A funeral with mass public participation was held in Ladakh for a martyred Tibetan soldier. Company Leader Nyima Tenzin, of the Special Frontier Force, was killed in a landmine explosion during an operation at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, on August 29-30. The army truck carrying his mortal remains was adorned with the Indian tricolour and the Tibetan flag. Many people followed the truck on their vehicles, carrying the same flags. Chants of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Tibet Desh Ki Jai' were heard at the venue of the cremation. The forces bid adieu to the fallen soldier with full military honours, including a gun salute by a ceremonial guard. The solemn ceremony was attended by top politicians like Ram Madhav and Lok Sabha member Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, both from the Bharatiya Janata Party. As per experts, this was the first time that a soldier of the SFF was given a public funeral. It could be seen as a message to China amid the current border standoff. Chinese forces also occupy Tibet, and India has acted as a haven for Tibetans, including their spiritual leader Dalai Lama, fleeing persecution.
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