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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

India - China Border: India will increase military capability along the border in eastern Ladakh

According to officials, the government has decided to further strengthen India's military capability in areas such as Pengong So, Galvan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldi in eastern Ladakh. The Defense Minister held another meeting in the afternoon with External Affairs Minister Jaishankar, Army Chief General MM Narwane and Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat. General Narwane briefed the Defense Minister in detail about the incident in the Galvan Valley on Monday night.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held two consecutive meetings with top military officials on Tuesday to discuss the situation in eastern Ladakh after an Indian army officer and 19 soldiers were killed in a violent clash with Chinese troops in the Galvan Valley. . It was decided that the government has decided to further strengthen India's military capability in areas such as Pengong So, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldi in eastern Ladakh.

After an hour of meetings, Rajnath Singh apprised Prime Minister Modi about the overall situation. Rajnath Singh held a meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and the heads of the three armies. In this, a comprehensive review of the ground situation in East Ladakh was done. India's preparedness to deal with any situation was also discussed.

According to officials, the government has decided to further strengthen India's military capability in areas such as Pengong So, Galvan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldi in eastern Ladakh. The Defense Minister held another meeting in the afternoon with External Affairs Minister Jaishankar, Army Chief General MM Narwane and Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat. General Narwane briefed the Defense Minister in detail about the incident in the Galvan Valley on Monday night.

China responsible: Foreign Ministry

The Indian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the violent clash between Indian and Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh was caused by the Chinese side's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the region. The Foreign Ministry has said that if the Chinese side had followed it seriously at the top level in the past, the casualties on both sides could have been avoided.

External Affairs Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said, "While expressing a responsible view on border management, India clearly believes that all our activities have always been on the Indian side of the LAC (Line of Actual Control). We expect the same from China. ”Srivastava said,“ We ​​have an unwavering belief that there is a need to maintain peace in the border region and differences should be resolved through dialogue ”. Are fully committed to ensuring sovereignty and territorial integrity. '

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