#Ladakh standoff

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Chief of Army Staff Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane speaks during the 73rd Army Day Parade in New Delhi in January. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Army Chief Gen Naravane called the disengagement of armies of India and China in Ladakh as a "very good end result"
  • He said there were no signs of an "overt collusion" between China and Pakistan during the Ladakh standoff
  • From the beginning of the standoff, all sides on the Indian side worked together, the Army chief said

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India and China have pulled back troops and weapons from North and South banks of Pangong Tso. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The tenth round of Corps Commander-level talks began at 10 am at the Moldo border point
  • During the talks, India insisted on a faster disengagement process in areas like Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had announced in Parliament that India and China had agreed on disengagement

.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 

Chinese strategic power play to be the sole regional dominant power in the short term and global superpower in a bipolar world in the long term remains a disruptive factor. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The ongoing nine-month long standoff post the ninth round of military talks now begins to show signs of a negotiated face facing exit option by both sides
  • The present military deployment afforded India decisive operational leverage at Kailash ranges south of Pangong Tso
  • While the operational détente is welcomed, its strategic dilemmas and accompanied delusions remain a challenge for the nation

.Rajasthan, India
Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused PM Narendra Modi of handing over Indian territory to China. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@RahulGandhi)

  • "The PM is a coward who cannot stand up to the Chinese," Rahul Gandhi said
  • On Thursday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that India and China have agreed on disengagement in east Ladakh
  • Indian and Chinese troops had been in a tense stand-off in Ladakh since June 15, 2020

.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

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
S Jaishankar said ties between India and China can only be improved with mutual intentions. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said China showed willingness to breach peace
  • India is yet to receive an explanation from China regarding the deployment of troops in border areas
  • Jaishankar said further development of the stand-off will effect the whole world

.Hyderabad, Telangana, India
PM Narendra Modi met soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley Clash in Ladakh on July 3, 2020. (Photo Credit: PTI/File)

  • It is not that I am unhappy. But I am not 100% satisfied, said Colonel Santosh Babu's father
  • He said his son should have been named for the highest military award Param Vir Chakra
  • Colonel Babu was among 20 Indian soldiers who were killed in fierce hand-to-hand combat on in Galwan Valley last year

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Indian Army chief General M M Naravane with the local commanders and troops at a forward base in Ladakh. (PTI Photo)

  • The 9th round of India-China Corps Commander Level meeting was held on Sunday
  • The two sides had a “candid and in-depth exchange of views on disengagement” along the LAC
  • The talks come on the back of a “minor face-off” between Indian and Chinsese troops at Naku La in North Sikkim

Indian Army chief General M M Naravane interacting with the local commanders and troops at forward base Tara in Ladakh. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Indian and Chinese armies on Sunday held talks after over two-and-half months
  • Ninth round of Corps Commander-level talks started at around 10 am at Moldo
  • Talks took place on the Chinese side of the LAC