To understand Pakistan or China we need to understand why they do what they do with regular periodicity against India. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • This LC ceasefire agreement comes at the heels of the ongoing disengagement along LAC in Ladakh 
  • The  present LC ceasefire is just a consensus and not institutional thereby lacking assurance for its longevity being a verbal agreement
  • Pakistan’s strategic outlook is engrained through the lens of insecurity and revisionism, Kashmir obsession and anti-India belligerence

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of handing over Indian territory to China. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The Ministry of Defence said India has prevented any unilateral change in the status quo
  • It said that permanent posts of both sides at north bank of Pangong Tso are longstanding
  • Rahul Gandhi asked what has India gained from the troops moving back 

Tussle between India and China in Eastern Ladakh has been going on since June, 2020. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The clip show Indian and Chinese soldiers signing documents and shaking hands
  • Further visuals show tanks of both countries leaving the area
  • On Thursday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced the agreement of disengagement between the two sides

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday briefed the Rajya Sabha on the situation along the LAC in eastern Ladakh. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • India and China have agreed on disengagement at the north and south banks of Pangong Lake, Rajnath Singh said
  • Both countries will remove forward deployments in a "phased, coordinated and verified manner," he said
  • "China is also aware of our resolve to protect the sovereignty of the country," Singh said in the Rajya Sabha

The Chinese Foreign Ministry reacted to the reports of them building a new village in Arunachal Pradesh. (Photo credit: Representational/AP/PTI)

  • China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet
  • India, on the other hand, maintains that northeastern state is an integral part of the country
  • The India-China border dispute covers the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC)

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The stand-off between Indian Army and Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) erupted on May 5, 2020. (Photo: Twitter/@ANI)

  • The Defence Minister noted that alongside the pandemic, the standoff made the domestic situation unstable
  • Singh made the comment while the stone-laying ceremony of the new Command hospital in Lucknow
  • India has about 1000 laboratories dedicated to COVID-19 research  currently

The Chinese soldier was apprehended by the Army after he transgressed across the Indian side of LAC. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • China on Saturday demanded the immediate return of his soldier who "went astray" in the India-China border area
  • The soldier was apprehended by the Indian Army on Friday
  • In Beijing, the Chinese military confirmed that one of its soldiers went missing

The boats will be having two mounted guns and would operated and maintained by Corps of Engineers. (Representational image: Unsplash))

  • The boat is to be built by M/s Goa Shipyards
  • A total of 12 boats are to be built
  • The India-China border conflict started largely in May, 2020 in eastern Ladakh

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday addressed the annual meeting of FICCI. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • "Unprovoked aggression" on India's Himalayan frontiers show how existing agreements are being challenged, Singh said
  • "There is a big build-up of armed forces at the LAC in Ladakh," the Defence Minister said
  • He also spoke about the ongoing protests by farmers

.Beijing, China
Diplomatic and political conversations between India and China are underway since May. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Currently, around 50,000 Indian Army troops have been deployed in various parts of Eastern Ladakh
  • China has also deployed an equal number of troops, according to officials
  • China is ready to maintain communication with the Indian side: Official