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2020 China–India skirmishes

The 2020 China–India skirmishes are part of an ongoing military standoffs between China and India. Since 5 May 2020, Chinese and Indian troops have reportedly engaged in aggressive actions, face-offs, and other kinds of intense military action at locations along the Sino-Indian border. Hand-to-hand combat on 16 June 2020 resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers including an officer, Indian media sources have so far claimed that at least 43 Chinese soldiers were either dead or injured including the death of an officer while US intelligence sources reportedly believe that 35 Chinese soldi ...


COVID-19 pandemic in India

The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India was reported on 30 January 2020, originating from China. As of 14 April 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have confirmed a total of 78.003 cases, 26.235 recoveries and 2.549 deaths in the country.


2020 Palghar mob lynching

On 16 April 2020, a vigilante group lynched two Hindu Sadhus and their driver in Gadchinchale, Palghar District, Maharashtra, India. The incident was fuelled by WhatsApp rumours of thieves operating in the area during the countrywide coronavirus lockdown. The vigilante group of villagers had mistaken the three passengers as thieves and killed them. Policemen who intervened were also attacked; four policemen and a senior police officer were injured. As of 4 May, 115 villagers had been arrested by the Maharashtra police on charges of murder and an investigation was ongoing. After the inciden ...