India-China Border Row News
The Budget Session will begin with President Ram Nath Kovind's address to a joint sitting of both houses in the Central Hall and chambers of both the Houses in view of the COVID-19 situation. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Economic Survey 2021-22 on Monday and the Union Budget on Tuesday.
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday night warned China and said that he would have thrown PLA troops out in 15 minutes if Congress was in power The Gandhi scion also made a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his government’s inept handling of the India-China border row. He is currently touring Punja and Haryana as part of his ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra.`
IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Tuesday said that an ‘uneasy status’ prevails at northern frontiers with China at present in an apparent reference to the heightened border tension with Beijing. The IAF chief said at the moment “no war, no peace” status was holding along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) despite concerted efforts to end the ongoing standoff at several friction points in eastern Ladakh. Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, however, added that the armed forces are prepared for any eventuality and that the Air Force particularly is resolved to counter “any misadventure”.
India and China on Tuesday (September 22, 2020) agreed to continue talks and their discussion to amicably resolve the border dispute between the two countries. Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the sixth round of corps commander-level talks with India was held on September 21 wherein both countries agreed to engage themselves in meaningful discussions to resolve all issues. China’s state-run Global Times quoted Spokesperson Wang Wenbin as saying, "China and India held the 6th round of corps commander-level talks yesterday, in which the two sides exchanged their views on the current border situation before agreeing to continue talking and discussing on the issue." 14 Corps Chief Lt Gen Harinder Singh and his likely successor Lt Gen PGK Menon along with a Joint Secretary from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had attended the meeting from the Indian side at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Rajnath Singh on Thursday (September 17, 2020) said that China continues to be in illegal occupation of approximately 38,000 sq kms in the Union Territory of Ladakh. The Defence Minister, while speaking in Rajya Sabha, said that “Chinese’ actions reflect a disregard of our various bilateral agreements.” Blaming China for the tense situation at the Line of Actual Control, Singh said, “The deployment of the troops by China goes against the 1993 and 1996 Agreements. Respecting and strictly observing Line of Actual Control is the basis for peace & tranquillity in the border areas.” “China also claims approximately 90,000 sq. kms. of Indian territory in the Eastern Sector of the India-China boundary in Arunachal Pradesh," he added.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to make a statement in Parliament on Tuesday on the continuing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Singh’s statement assumes significance in the backdrop of growing demands made by the Opposition for a debate on the issue. Singh had met his Chinese counterpart Gen Wei Fenghe in Moscow recently.
China’s Global Times has warned New Delhi has no chance of winning the war, however, India has rejected the claim Union Ministry of Defence on Tuesday (September 8) rejected China's claim that the Indian army crossed the Line of Actual Control and fired “warning shots” near the Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh. The Ministry of Defence said in a statement that China continues to undertake provocative activities to escalate and at no stage has the Indian Army transgressed across the LAC. The statement also added that Indian Army didn't resort to use of any aggressive means, including firing.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was briefed over the LAC situation CDS, tri-service chiefs will attend a high-level meet to review LAC situation shortly Union Ministry of Defence on Tuesday (September 8) rejected China's claim that the Indian army crossed the Line of Actual Control and fired “warning shots” near the Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh. The Ministry of Defence said in a statement that China continues to undertake provocative activities to escalate and at no stage has the Indian Army transgressed across the LAC. The statement also added that Indian Army didn't resort to use of any aggressive means, including firing
Despite the ongoing border dispute with China, EAM Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will attend the meeting of the CFM of the SCO which is scheduled to be held in Moscow on September 9-10. The External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday, “It will be the 3rd CFM meeting that India will be attending as a full member of SCO.’’ “Earlier two meetings were held in Beijing (China) on April 23-24, 2018 & Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic) on May 21-22, 2019,” EAM said in a statement The Council of Foreign Ministers meeting comes at a time when India and China are at the loggerheads over the situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC)
The Arunachal Pradesh Police have launched a probe following reports that five people were allegedly kidnapped by the Chinese military. They had gone hunting in a forest in Upper Subansiri district on the Sino-India border from where they were allegedly kidnapped The alleged incident occurred on Friday in Nacho area of the district, their families said. Two others, who were in the group, managed to escape and informed the police