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India-China Border News Highlights: India wants peace, but upholding sovereignty foremost, says PM Modi at all-party meet

India China standoff 2020 Live: PM Modi had called for an all-party meeting to brief the political parties on the situation in Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladkah, where 20 soldiers were killed during a "violent face-off"

India China Border Tension Live Updates: Twenty Indian Army personnel were killed in a face-off in Ladakh's Galwan Valley on the night of June 15-16, the Army. Four more Indian soldiers who were in critical condition, are now stable. Amid the Indo-China border standoff, the Ram Mandir trust has put on hold its plan to begin the construction of the temple in Ayodhya. Expressing concern over the killing of Indian soldiers, the trust which has been charged with the construction of the temple after the historic Supreme Court verdict last year, said a new date will be decided soon.

Meanwhile, China has not denied claims that there were casualties on its side too. In a brief statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India wants peace, but is capable of giving a befitting reply if instigated. He has called an all-party meet on June 19 to discuss the situation.

The Army has rushed in additional troops to all sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. Indian Air Force (IAF) fighters have been moved to forward bases as a precautionary measure, reports suggest. Catch the LIVE updates here:
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  • June 19, 2020 10:56 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE | US Chamber of Commerce: US-India corridor is very much focused this week on grave developments on the China-India border. While strong behind-the-scenes diplomacy seems poised to resolve and deescalate tensions, we are saddened by the loss of life resulting from the conflict.

    The clashes have pushed bilateral relations to a new low, and prompted pledges from New Delhi to pare back economic ties with China and strengthen strategic relationships with the US and other partners. (ANI)

  • June 19, 2020 10:34 PM IST
  • June 19, 2020 10:19 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE | FM Nirmala Sitharaman at all-party meeting: Today’s all party meeting was encouraging. The views expressed by the seasoned leaders of various political parties is the strength of India. This meeting led by PM Modi on strategic matters reinforces his belief in federalism and sends out a message of solidarity.

  • June 19, 2020 09:53 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE | HM Amit Shah at all-party meeting: Attended all-party meet chaired by PM Modi. Meeting had an unequivocal message — India is one when it comes to national security. All parties are proud of our armed forces, their valour, and have full faith in them to defend our sovereignty and territorial integrity. 

    The all-party meeting today was enriched by the views of various esteemed leaders. It was a manifestation of PM Narendra Modi ’s commitment to take all political stakeholders along, when it comes to key matters involving India’s strategic interests.

  • June 19, 2020 09:27 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE | PM Modi at all-party meeting: India wants peace and friendship, but upholding sovereignty is foremost. 

  • June 19, 2020 09:22 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE | PM Modi at all-party meeting: Through the recently developed infrastructure, patrolling capacity at LAC has also increased. We are better informed about the developments at LAC and consequently are able to monitor and respond better

  • June 19, 2020 09:19 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE | PM Modi at all-party meeting: India has never come under external pressure. Whatever is necessary for country’s protection will be expedited.

  • June 19, 2020 09:18 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE | PM Modi at all-party meeting: We have given our armed forces full freedom for taking any appropriate action necessary. 

  • June 19, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE | PM Modi at all-party meeting: The country has immense faith in our soldiers. I want to assure our soldiers that the entire country is with them.  

  • June 19, 2020 09:03 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE | PM Modi at all-party meeting: The areas which were not really monitored earlier, even there our jawans are now able to monitor and respond well.