A high bar for a relationship: Jaishankar on India-China ties

New Delhi, Oct 19: Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has said that it is not India’s position that we should solve the boundary question. We understand that it is a very complicated and difficult issue.

There have been many negotiations at different levels. That is a very high bar for a relationship. I am talking about a much more basic bar which is that there must be peace and tranquility along the LAC in the border areas and that has been the case since the late 1980s, Jaishankar told Indian ambassador to China, Gautam Bambwale at an online event. 

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As armies prep for winter deployment, military commanders of India-China to meet on Oct 26

New Delhi, Oct 19: Even as the armies of India and China prepare for winter deployment along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the military commanders of both sides will hold talks next week on disengagement.

Sources tell OneIndia that the issue is being dealt with an immense amount of patience. 

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After China’s border infrastructure comments, India’s comeback with harsher than usual message

New Delhi, Oct 16: India had a harsher than usual message for China after comments were made by the latter on the border infrastructure development.

India made it clear that China should not comment on India’s internal matters and said that it expects other countries to stay clear of its internal affairs. 

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India looking for comprehensive disengagement covering all friction points along LAC

New Delhi, Oct 16: Both India and China have exchanged proposals on the disengagement process along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. Sources tell OneIndia that India is looking for a comprehensive disengagement that covers all friction points.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar whole addressing a conclave hinted that that something was on. He said that discussions are on and what is going on is something confidential between us and the Chinese. 

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India-China agree to maintain dialogue, communication through military, diplomatic channels

New Delhi, Oct 14: India and China had sincere, in-depth and constructive exchange of views on disengagement along LAC, the Indian Army said following the 7th round of the corps commander level talks. Both sides held that discussions were constructive and marked by enhanced understanding of each other’s positions.

India and China agree to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels. It was agreed at Sino-India talks to maintain dialogue for mutually acceptable solution for disengagement as early as possible, the Indian Army also said. 

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PAC to visit Ladakh region amidst stand off with China

New Delhi, Oct 13: A Parliamentary panel will visit the Ladakh sector to get first hand insights into the aspects related to high altitude clothing for soldiers at a time when India and China are locked in a standoff. 

The members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) headed by Congress MP, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury are expected to visit Leh on October 28-29. It may be recalled that Chowdhary wrote to the Lok Sabha speaker, Om Birla suggesting that the PAC visit the Ladakh sector to interact with soldiers deployed there and also understand their working conditions. 

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Move back: You first, because you came first India tells China at commender level talks

New Delhi, Oct 13: India has made it clear to China that its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) would have to step back first and it stepped forward first.

Although there is no official word on the outcome of the meet, sources tell OneIndia that although there was no major breakthrough, continuing talks has ensured that there has been no further escalation at a time when the situation is already tense. 

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India expects China to come up with perception on LAC during next commander level talks

New Delhi, Oct 07: In the next round of military commander level talks, India expects China to come up with its position on the perception on the Line of Control. This would be crucial to resolving the stand off at the six friction points.

The situation on the ground remains the same. There is no change a top official told OneIndia. Both armies continue to face each other at the contested points and there has been no pull back, the official also confirmed. 

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Situation tense, but India won’t provide China a face saver

New Delhi, Oct 05: There is an uneasy calm at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) where India and China are locked in a standoff.

Top officials tell OneIndia that there has been no incident, but fears of a spark owing to misunderstanding are not being ruled out. Currently there is an uneasy calm, the official also said. 

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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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