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The two countries have been engaged in a stand-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since April-May last year. While China began amassing massive military strength along the LAC, India responded with a befitting build-up.
New Delhi: Amid the ongoing standoff with China at the Ladakh border area, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is making his statement in Rajya Sabha regarding the ‘present situation in Eastern Ladakh’.
This comes after the Chinese and Indian border troops on the southern and northern shores of Pangong Lake began disengagement on Wednesday as per the consensus reached during the ninth round of military commander-level talks, according to China’s Ministry of National Defence.
The Chinese and Indian border troops on the southern and northern shores of Pangong Lake began disengagement as planned on Wednesday according to the consensus reached during the ninth round of military commander-level talks, reported Global Times, citing the Defence Ministry.
# Outstanding issues will be focus of further discussions with Chinese side: Rajnath Singh on disengagement pact
# These are mutual and reciprocal steps and any structures that had been built by both sides since April 2020 in both North and South Bank area will be removed and the landforms will be restored: Defence Minister Rajanth Singh in Rajya Sabha
# Chinese side will keep its troop presence in North Bank area to east of Finger 8: Rajnath Singh on disengagement of troops in Pangong lake
# As a result of our well thought out approach and sustained talks with the Chinese side, we have now been able to reach an agreement on disengagement in the North and South Bank of the Pangong Lake: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha
# China will keep its troops to the east of the Finger 8 at the north bank of Pangong Lake. India will keep its troops at its permanent base near Finger 3: Defence Minister Rajanth Singh
# It has also been agreed to convene the next meeting of the Senior Commanders within 48 hours after the complete disengagement in the Pangong Lake area so as to address and resolve all other remaining issues: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
# Since last year, we have maintained relationship with China on military & diplomatic levels. During the talks, we told China that we want solution of the issue based on three principles: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha
# Indian armed forces dealt with situation in eastern Ladakh effectively and maintained their edge: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
# First, both parties must agree on LAC & respect it. Secondly, there shouldn’t be an attempt to change the status unilaterally, by any party. Thirdly, all the compromises should be completely agreed upon by both parties: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
# India always conveyed to China that border issues can be resolved through talks: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
# No matter which party you belong to, the country stands united when it comes to national security: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha
# Our security forces have proved that they are ready to face any challenge to protect the sovereignty of the country: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha
We are committed to maintaining a peaceful situation at the Line of Control. India has always emphasised on maintaining bilateral ties: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh makes a statement on ‘present situation in Eastern Ladakh’ in Rajya Sabha
#WATCH | Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrives at the Parliament.
He will make a statement on ‘present situation in Eastern Ladakh’ in Rajya Sabha at 10:30 am today. pic.twitter.com/hyXn9iyD0w
— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2021
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