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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, an Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. The Indian military said it apprehended a Chinese soldier Monday, Oct. 19, in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed border. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)

India frees Chinese soldier who strayed along disputed line

Oct. 21, 2020 5:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian army said Wednesday that it returned a Chinese soldier who had strayed into the Indian side in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff. The soldier, Cpl. Wang Ya Long from the People’s Liberation Army, was apprehended...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, an Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. The Indian military said it apprehended a Chinese soldier Monday, Oct. 19, in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed border. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)

China calls on India to honor pledge, return missing soldier

Oct. 19, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s military says it hopes India will make good on its pledge to swiftly return a Chinese soldier found lost along their mountainous border where the sides have been locked in a tense standoff. The defense ministry issued a statement late Monday saying the soldier had been...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, an Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. The Indian military said it apprehended a Chinese soldier Monday, Oct. 19, in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed border. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)

India army apprehends Chinese soldier amid military standoff

Oct. 19, 2020 7:25 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian army said it apprehended a Chinese soldier Monday in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed mountain border. The soldier, Cpl. Wang Ya Long from China’s People’s Liberation Army, was...

In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, a banner erected by the Indian army stands near Pangong Tso lake near the India-China border in India's Ladakh area. Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders are holding fresh talks aimed at ending a monthslong standoff along their disputed border. Monday's talks were being held on the Indian side of the frontier. No details were immediately made available. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

India rejects China criticism of development of border area

Oct. 15, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday rejected criticism from China of its infrastructure building in border areas which Beijing has described as a root cause of surging tensions between the two countries. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Anuag Srivastava said the Indian government has focused on improving...

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over Kashmir border firing

Oct. 15, 2020 5:12 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan summoned a senior Indian diplomat to its Foreign Ministry on Thursday to complain about what Islamabad says was “indiscriminate and unprovoked firing” by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. A Pakistani Foreign Ministry statement said the cross-border...

Kashmiri protesters throw stones on government forces during a clash following the killing of two suspected rebels in a gunfight with government forces in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Police and paramilitary soldiers on a tip launched a counterinsurgency operation in a neighborhood in Srinagar overnight, leading to an exchange of gunfire between trapped militants and troops early Monday, police said in a statement. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Anti-India clashes after troops kill 2 rebels in Kashmir

Oct. 12, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India clashes erupted in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday following the killing of two suspected rebels in a gunfight with government forces. Police and paramilitary soldiers on a tip launched a counterinsurgency operation in a neighborhood in Srinagar...

In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, a banner erected by the Indian army stands near Pangong Tso lake near the India-China border in India's Ladakh area. Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders are holding fresh talks aimed at ending a monthslong standoff along their disputed border. Monday's talks were being held on the Indian side of the frontier. No details were immediately made available. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

India, China hold fresh talks on ending military faceoff

Oct. 12, 2020 7:21 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders were holding fresh talks Monday aimed at ending a monthslong standoff along their disputed border in the remote Ladakh region. The talks were being held on the Indian side of the frontier in the Chushul area. No details were immediately...

Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Abdullah on Saturday said India’s civil and military leadership were supportive of an inclusive, peaceful settlement of the Afghan peace process and that interactions with New Delhi were expected to further deepen in the course of coming weeks and months. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

AP Interview: Top Afghan negotiator lauds India's support

Oct. 10, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy said Saturday that India’s civil and military leadership are supportive of an inclusive, peaceful settlement of the Afghan peace process and that Kabul’s interactions with New Delhi are expected to further deepen in the coming weeks and...

Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Government investigators exhumed the bodies Saturday of three young men in disputed Kashmir, police and victims' families said, two weeks after the Indian military in a rare admission said its soldiers exceeded their legal powers in the killings of the men it had described as “Pakistani terrorists.” (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Police exhume bodies of 3 Kashmir men killed by Indian army

Oct. 3, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government investigators on Saturday exhumed the bodies of three young men in disputed Kashmir, two weeks after the Indian military in a rare admission said its soldiers exceeded their legal powers in killing the men they described as Pakistani terrorists. A team of police and...

Indian army soldiers guard on top of their armored vehicle as they return from an overnight gun-battle with suspected rebels at Samboora village, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Two suspected rebels were killed and a soldier was injured in the overnight gun-battle, police said. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

India says Pakistani shelling kills 3 soldiers in Kashmir

Oct. 1, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least three Indian soldiers were killed and five others wounded by Pakistani shelling along the highly militarized frontier dividing Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed rivals, the Indian army said Thursday. Indian army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said two soldiers died and...