Rajnath Singh holds talks along with his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe in Moscow


New Delhi, September 4

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

The assembly started at 9:30 PM (IST), they stated.

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

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar and Indian envoy to Russia DB Venkatesh Varma are a part of Indian delegation in talks with Chinese Defence Minister.

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

The sources stated 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 japanese 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 few 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 extra troops and weapons to the delicate area following the Chinese makes an attempt.

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



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