UAVs, infantry vehicles, patrol boats: Rajnath hands over key military systems to Army to boost combat capability in Ladakh
The other new equipment received by the Army are 'Future Infantry Soldier as a System', anti-personnel mine 'Nipun', infantry protected mobility vehicle, rugged and automatic communication system.
Rajnath said the armed forces are being equipped with the latest weapons and technology, and they are ready to deal with all future threats.
'China disturbing peace in border areas will impact relationship with India': Jaishankar predicts 'unsettling changes'
Jaishankar was replying to a query on the troubled relationship with China after the clash in Ladakh two years ago.
He also questioned why imports from China were rising at a time when Chinese infiltrations on the border were on the rise.
The Indian team, comprising an Air Commodore and a number of senior Army officials, highlighted the need for focusing on confidence-building measures to avoid any untoward incident, the sources said.
The Army refused to disclose the information as it was third-party information and it cannot be shared under Section 8(1) (j) of the Act.
Congress MPs K C Venugopal and Uttam Kumar Reddy and BSP MP Danish Ali walked out after Standing Committee chairman Jual Oram said that matters not listed in the agenda cannot be discussed.
China showing no intent to move back from Ladakh, experts predict minor disengagements from current friction points
The 16th round of India-China Corps Commander-level talks last Sunday failed to make any headway towards returning to the May 2020 positions in eastern Ladakh.
Former Northern Army Commander Lt-Gen DS Hooda (Retd), who spearheaded the 2016 surgical strike, is a strong votary of reforms in India’s defence forces.
The spiritual leader's visit to Ladakh is expected to rile China as it comes amid the military standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at several friction points in eastern Ladakh.
India has been pressing for quick disengagement of troops from all the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh.
China's exports to India have gone up to USD 57.51 billion, up by 34.5 per cent last year while Indian exports to China fell to USD 9.57 billion, a decline of 35.3 per cent compared to last year.
The Union minister's response came while answering a query seeking India's official position with regard to former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's tweet.
The incident took place at a time when the Chinese side is holding exercises involving its fighter jets and air defence weaponry including the S-400 system in the areas bordering the Ladah sector.
Jaishankar reiterated that India-China relationship is best served by observing the three mutuals — mutual respect, mutual sensitivity and mutual interests.
At a one-hour meeting in Bali on the sidelines of a conclave of foreign ministers of the G20 nations, Jaishankar and Wang looked forward to the next round of military talks between the two sides.
This has left the authorities concerned in India scrambling to find a solution to deal with the pressing problem.
Jaishankar said China, in violation of the 1993 and 1996 agreements not to mass troops on the LAC, chose to do so, and added that its attempt was obviously to unilaterally change the LAC.
'State of border will be reflected on state of India-China relationship': Jaishankar on LAC standoff
He also said the world is currently experiencing turbulence which, along with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, has made the global outlook even more uncertain and complex.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India has never accepted such illegal occupation of India's territory.