Disengagement in the interest of both sides, Delhi tells Beijing

New Delhi, Apr 03: The Indian government reiterated that the prolonged situation in eastern Ladakh was not in the interest of either sides. Delhi said that it hoped Beijing would work with India to ensure that the process of disengagement in the remaining areas would be completed at the earliest.

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, this would both sides to consider de-escalation of forces in eastern Ladakh as that alone will lead to restoration of peace and provide conditions for progress of our bilateral relationship.

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IAF’s Iron Fist exercise put off amidst tensions with China in eastern Ladakh

New Delhi, Mar 28: A crucial exercise, Iron Fist will not be held this year in the backdrop of the Indian Air Force’s operations in the Ladakh sector owing to the heightened tensions with China.

The exercise that is held every three years was supposed to be held at Rajasthan’s Pokhrantest facility this month. However it has been removed from the training schedule for the current year, a HT report said.

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The disengagement plan in Eastern Ladakh explained

New Delhi, Feb 11: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in the Rajya Sabha that the Armed Forces had responded to the challenges posed by the unilateral Chinese action and have shown valour and courage on both South and North bank of Pangong Tso.
The statement in the Upper House was made a day after China said that both the armies would disengage from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso. 

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Names of 20 soldiers martyred in Galwan Valley clash inscribed on war memorial

New Delhi, Oct 03: The names of the 20 soldiers martyred in the Galwan Valley clash on June 15 has been inscribed on a war memorial in Eastern Ladakh. Commanding officer, Colonel B Sathish Babu was among the 20 soldiers martyred following a deadly 7 hour clash near Patrolling Point 14 in Galwan Valley.

India’s assessment is that nearly 30 Chinese soldiers were killed or went missing. China has however not disclosed the number of casualties, the PLA suffered. 

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To stabilise situation along LAC, WMCC talks between India-China talks soon

New Delhi, Sep 30: The diplomats of both India and China are likely to hold talks through video-conference and discuss the next steps towards resolving the military stand-off along the disputed boundary in Eastern Ladakh.

Officials confirmed to OneIndia that New Delhi and Beijing are in touch with each other to schedule the 19th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC). 

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