The armies of India and China held a Border Personnel Meeting during which both sides resolved to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control, besides agreeing to work on additional confidence-building measures.
People living on the Indo-China border should not be made to migrate, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said. Addressing locals and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troops at the 1st battalion camp here, Singh said the border population should be given more importance as the government has “full faith and trust” in the people living in these remote areas.
There is a rise in the caution level at Doklam where India is in a standoff with China. The operational readiness by India has increased along the border with China.
The Sikkim stand off has been termed as a grave situation. While there has been huge build of troops by both India and China, Home Ministry officials say that the transgressions by the People’s Liberation Army has marginally increased when compared to last year.
After 18 rounds of talks reaching a dead end, India and China are now expected to resolve the boundary dispute. Expressing its desire to resolve the boundary dispute, both India and China are expected to meet every three months and chalk out a solution to the problem. The first of such meetings to be led by National Security Advisor of India, Ajit Doval will be held next week at Russia on the sidelines of the BRICS summit.