Rajnath set to satisfy Chinese Defence Minister in Moscow shortly


New Delhi, September 4

In the midst of heightened tensions in jap Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is ready to carry talks along with his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe on Friday night in Moscow, authorities sources mentioned.

The assembly was scheduled to start out at 9:30 PM (IST), they mentioned.

It would be the first high-level assembly between the 2 sides after the border row escalated in jap Ladakh in early May, although External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held telephonic talks along with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the row.

Singh and Wei are in Moscow to attend a gathering of the SCO defence ministers which occurred earlier within the day.

The sources mentioned the assembly has been requested by the Chinese defence minister.

The Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a bitter standoff in a number of locations in jap Ladakh.

Tensions flared up within the area after China unsuccessfully tried to occupy Indian territory within the southern financial institution of Pangong lake 5 days in the past when the 2 sides have been engaged in diplomatic and navy talks to resolve the festering border row.

India occupied quite a lot of strategic heights on the southern financial institution of Pangong lake and strengthened its presence in Finger 2 and Finger three areas within the area to thwart any Chinese actions. China has strongly objected to India’s transfer. However, India has maintained that the heights are on its aspect of the LAC.

India has additionally rushed in further troops and weapons to the delicate area following the Chinese makes an attempt.

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane is at the moment on a two-day go to to Ladakh to hold out a complete evaluate of the safety scenario within the area in view of the Chinese makes an attempt. PTI



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