Amid pressure on LAC, Rajnath holds talks with Chinese counterpart in Moscow

Moscow/New Delhi, September 4

Amid heightened border pressure in japanese Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held talks in Moscow along with his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe.

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar and Indian Ambassador to Russia DB Venkatesh Varma are a part of the Indian delegation on the talks that started at round 9:30 PM (IST) at a outstanding resort within the Russian capital.

It is the primary highest-level face-to-face assembly between the 2 sides after the border row escalated in japanese Ladakh in early May. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has beforehand held telephonic talks along with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the border standoff.

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Singh and Wei are in Moscow to attend a gathering of the Defence Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) which came about earlier within the day.

Indian authorities 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 alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in japanese Ladakh.

Tensions flared up within the area once more 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 extended border row.

India occupied 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. India has, nevertheless, 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 China’s transgression makes an attempt.

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

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