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September 09, 2020 / 11:03 PM IST

India-China Border Tension Highlights: | China says it hopes for disengagement 'as soon as possible'

India-China Border Tension Highlights: Tensions escalated manifold along the LAC in eastern Ladakh after the Galwan Valley clashes on June 15 in which 20 Indian Army personnel were killed.

India China border tension escalated further after fresh border confrontation erupted between Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. While China accused Indian troops of firing warning shots and 'provoking' the PLA, Indian Army rubbished Beijing's claims. In a statement, the rel=nofollow>Indian Army said, "India is committed to disengagement and de-escalating the situation on the LAC. However, China continues to undertake provocative activities to escalate." At no stage has the Indian Army transgressed across the LAC or resorted to using of any aggressive means, including firing, it said. Meanwhile, China said that Indian troops violated a bilateral agreement and fired warning shots in the air during a confrontation with Chinese personnel on the disputed border near the south bank of Pangong Tso Lake on September 7.

Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has described the India-China border situation in eastern Ladakh as "very serious." He said there is a need for "very very deep conversation" between the two sides at a political level. Jaishankar said the state of the relationship with China and the state of border situation with the country cannot be de-linked. Tensions escalated manifold along the LAC in eastern Ladakh after the Galwan Valley clashes. The Chinese side also suffered casualties but it is yet to give out the details. According to an American intelligence report, the number of casualties on the Chinese side was 35. Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for all the latest updates:
  • September 09, 2020 / 11:03 PM IST

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  • September 09, 2020 / 10:06 PM IST

    India-China border tension LIVE updates | Commanders of the armies of India and China on September 9 met in eastern Ladakh and also exchanged messages over the hotline on ways to check further escalation in border tension on the eve of a crucial meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries in Moscow, government sources said.

    The sources said the situation in eastern Ladakh remained "tense" and that around 30-40 soldiers of China''s People''s Liberation Army(PLA) are holding up at a position close to an Indian post in the Rezang-La ridgeline in eastern Ladakh.

    (With inputs from PTI)

  • September 09, 2020 / 05:42 PM IST

    India-China border tension LIVE updates | The foreign ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC) would hold a luncheon meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting in Moscow, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on September 9. 

    (Inputs from PTI)

  • September 09, 2020 / 03:31 PM IST

    India-China border tension LIVE updates | “Chinese State Councilor and FM Wang Yi is scheduled to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization foreign ministers' meeting in Moscow on Thursday. Wang Yi will attend a luncheon meeting with foreign ministers from India and Russia in Moscow," Global Times tweeted, quoting Chinese FM.

  • September 09, 2020 / 02:59 PM IST

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted: A warm meeting with Tajik FM Sirojiddin Muhriddin. Pleased with our growing bilateral and regional cooperation. Highly value this strategic partnership.

  • September 09, 2020 / 02:44 PM IST

    India-China border tension LIVE updates | Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend a luncheon meeting with External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and Foreign Minister of Russia in Moscow, as per Beijing mouthpiece Global Times.

  • September 09, 2020 / 02:41 PM IST

    India-China border tension LIEV updates | External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today

    Russian President Putin to address SCO leaders, where EAM will be present. Earlier today, EAM Jaishankar held bilaterals with Kyrgyz FM Chingiz Aidarbekov & FM of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin.

  • September 09, 2020 / 12:16 PM IST

    Read: China’s India problem | A curious mix of ambition and paranoia

    The military scuffle and deaths of Indian soldiers along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) suggest that something more serious is afoot than mere temporary and frequent face-offs and transgression of the LAC by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). While the Chinese strategists continue to paint China as a responsible and accountable power, these incidents reflect how China is busy compiling the sequel to 1962. One needs to look at how China continues to unlearn from the past. Beyond the discipline of politics and foreign policy, the story of knowing China well and comprehensive knowledge of the Chinese psyche has been a matter of socio-anthropological interests as well. Continue reading..

  • September 09, 2020 / 11:41 AM IST

    Read | India-China border clashes: How the post of CDS has impacted the chain of command in Indian military

    The appointment of General Bipin Rawat as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on December 30, 2019, was justifiably hailed as one of the major initiatives of the Modi government. For many, it was a step long overdue. Most professional militaries, with CDS or equivalents, have added muscle to their war-fighting capabilities.

    The announcement of putting in place a CDS, which came from Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 2019 Independence Day speech, stressed upon the urgent need for a joint culture for the three services. Given India’s recent military history, in the decades preceding the Kargil conflict, joint service endeavours were largely a cosmetic exercise. Continue reading..

  • September 09, 2020 / 11:22 AM IST

    India-China news LIVE updates | Where is Pangong Tso, the site of the latest clash

    Unlike the June 15 face-off, the latest confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops happened on the southern bank of the Pangong lake, not the Galwan Valley. The expansive lake, sections of which are controlled by India and China, is south of the Galwan Valley. The Valley and the northern tip of the lake are over 80 kilometres away, as the crow flies.

  • September 09, 2020 / 11:13 AM IST

    India-China border news LIVE updates | Congress to raise India-China border issue during Monsoon Session of Parliament

    The Congress Party has decided to raise the issue of India-China border tension during the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament. The decision was taken at the Congress Parliamentary strategy group meeting chaired by party chief Sonia Gandhi that resolved to strongly take up the issue of Chinese aggression along the Line of Actual Control during the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament. The party will raise in both the houses the issue of Chinese aggression at the border and the current situation there, sources told PTI.