The armed forces of India and China have been engaged in a tense border standoff in eastern Ladakh since May 5, 2020, when there was a violent clash between the two sides in the Pangong lake areas.
The previous meeting under the framework of the WMCC had taken place in November while the 15th round of military dialogue was held on March 11 this year.
The bridge is being built amid the lingering standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries at several friction points in eastern Ladakh for over two years.
To sort out the 'perceptional differences', the trust which was broken by the Chinese in 2020 has to be rebuilt, pointed out Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi who heads the Indian Army's Northern Command
Union Power Minister RK Singh said action was taken way back in 2018 against suspected cyber attacks on the country's power supply system.
The previous round of talks had taken place on January 12 and it too had failed to make any progress in resolving the outstanding issues.
The two countries reaffirmed that a resolution would help restore peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector and facilitate progress in bilateral relations
China said that it hopes that relevant people from the Indian side will refrain from making unconstructive comments.
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As part of the process to ease tension along the LAC in eastern Ladakh, the Corps Commanders of India and China will meet on January 12.
He cited a news report claiming that the Chinese have been constructing a bridge on Pangong Tso Lake for over two months which is extremely close to the LAC.
A source confirmed, “The construction of the bridge is going on for some time and we are well aware of it.”
India reemphasised that changing names of places in Arunachal will not change the fact that the state is and will always be an integral part of India.
Foreign Minister Wang's remark comes in the midst of the lingering border row between the two countries in eastern Ladakh.
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Late Colonel's mother and wife received the award from the President.
Jaishankar said the US is today a much more flexible partner, much more open to ideas, suggestions and working arrangements than in the past.
The move, which was approved by the Union home ministry, comes amid a military standoff with China in the eastern Ladakh area.
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The exercise is a part of an overall three-day affair focusing on high altitude area Airborne Exercise along Northern Borders. Other arms and services are also participating.