Free Press Journal
  • China raises pitch, foreign minister now warns India

    Beijing: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has claimed that India “admitted” to entering Chinese territory and said the solution to the standoff was for its troops to “conscientiously withdraw” from the Dokalam area in the Sikkim sector.

  • Armed forces sufficiently equipped with ammunition: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday assured the Rajya Sabha that the defence forces are “sufficiently equipped” with ammunition, after opposition members raised concerns over ammunition shortage quoting a recent report of the central auditor.

  • IMF keeps India’s growth forecast at 7.2% for 2017-18

    New Delhi : India will stay ahead of China in growth sweepstakes in 2017 as well as 2018, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) while retaining the country’s GDP forecast at 7.2 cent for the current fiscal.

  • China opens cinema theatre in disputed South China Sea island

    Beijing : China has opened a modern cinema theatre on Yongxing Island in the disputed South China Sea as part of its plan to establish authority over the area, the state media reported on Sunday.

  • Is China sabotaging desi defence production?

    New Delhi : Alarm bells are ringing in the Defence Ministry over China pushing fake parts to sabotage “Make in India” plan of producing the defence arms indigenously, after the CBI on Friday registering a case of China supplying the crucial bearings falsely labelled as “Made in Germany” for Dhanush, an indigenised modified version of the Bofors gun.

  • Reduce tension through direct dialogue: Pentagon to India, China

    Washington: The Pentagon has encouraged India and China to engage in a direct dialogue free of any “coercive aspects”. “We encourage India and China to engage in direct dialogue aimed at reducing tensions and free of any coercive aspects,” Gary Ross, a Defence Department spokesman told PTI.

  • Fake Chinese spares for indigenised Bofors guns: CBI FIR

    New Delhi: China-made parts camouflaged as ‘Made in Germany’ found their way to the production line of indigenised Bofors guns used by the army, prompting the CBI to file a case against a Delhi-based company.

  • Sushma lied about border, India easy to defeat in war: Chinese daily

    Beijing: Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj lied to Parliament that all countries back New Delhi over the border dispute, a Chinese daily said on Friday, and warned India to be ready for war and lose even its own territory if it did not pull back troops.

  • Two killed, 55 injured in explosion at shop in China

    Beijing: An explosion today tore through a shop in China’s Zhejiang Province, killing at least two persons and injuring 55, officials said. The explosion took place in the West Lake District in Hangzhou at around 8.40 AM. Billowing flames and strong heat shattered the glass of passing vehicles, including a bus, causing most of the injuries, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Among the injured, 12 people sustained severe injuries.

  • Ajit Doval to visit Beijing for BRICS NSA’s meet on July 27-28

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing stand-off between India and China over the Doklam issue, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is set to visit Beijing to attend the BRICS NSA’s meeting on July 27-28.

  • AFI provisionally suspends Manpreet for second dope offence

    New Delhi : Top Indian shot-putter Manpreet Kaur was today suspended provisionally for her second dope offence after she tested positive for a banned steroid, just a couple of days after her first dope flunk.

  • CPEC designed to bring profit to China, not Pakistan, say experts on Balochistan

    London: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects passing through the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh in Pakistan have been designed to bring profit to China and not for Pakistan, said experts on Balochistan while participating in a seminar in London earlier this week.

  • China sends troops and military hardware to Tibet amid Sikkim row

    Beijing: China has moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military hardware into Tibet amid a continuing stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam in the Sikkim sector of the border. The hardware was moved simultaneously by road and rail from across the entire region in late June, a report in the PLA Daily run by the Chinese Army said.  The report comes as the Chinese Army held a live-fire drill last week in