'We have been very clear with the Chinese that we will not tolerate any unilaterally change to the Line of Actual Control,' External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.
The Air Force has been regularly deploying fighter aircraft like the Rafale and MiG-29s to carry out operations in eastern Ladakh where there has been disengagement of troops.
With this disengagement, the troops on both sides have returned to their designated areas.
Defence analyst Maj Gen S B Asthana (Retd) said that the disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops in the Gogra-Hot Springs stand-off area was to lower the temperature ahead of the SCO Summit.
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
Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army's Eastern Command Lt Gen MK Pande said that China has increased its troops levels on its sides in Eastern Sector in the depth areas and they have not yet gone back.
He said that the Modi government has made it clear to the forces that any unilateral action on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) should not be ignored.
Beijing’s perceptions of New Delhi’s potential threats to its interests may force it to look for alternate ways of conflict initiation while retaining international credibility
Twenty Indian army personnel were killed in the Galwan clash with the Chinese troops last year during the face-off.
Swamy said India needed to demonstrate the will to oust the Chinese who, during the UPA rule, occupied Indian territory in the range of 2,000-8,000 sq km.
The troops carried the Indian flag at various strategic locations along the border.
The Congress leader's reaction seemingly comes in response to the Prime Minister's statement in the all-party meeting on Friday
Rasool Galwan said the escalation at the LAC is not a good sign and the best thing would be to resolve the issues peacefully.
Sitharaman, who was speaking at the CNN-NEWS 18 Rising India Summit, said that India has established a process of engagements with China at various levels.