India, China factor in regional prosperity; moment of choice for Pakistan, says Afghanistan President
Responding to a question on the withdrawal of US troops from his country by September 11, he said that this is a time of opportunity for Afghanistan.
The 10th round of the military dialogue took place on February 20, two days after both militaries concluded the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the North and South banks of the Pangong lake.
Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi said the two sides continue to remain in touch through military and diplomatic channels on the issue.
He said that developments last year, in terms of the 'very large number' of troops amassed on the border area did create a situation that impacted the 'larger relationship'.
As long as the Chinese don’t go back to the pre-April 2020 position, we will remain in suspense, Jayadeva Ranade said.
Under the agreement, Singh said both sides will cease their forward deployments in a phased, coordinated and verified manner in these areas
The MEA said the Chinese delegation was briefed about India's priorities during its UNSC tenure in the meeting that took place in the virtual format.
“We hope the Indian side will work with us to properly manage the differences, promote practical cooperation and bring bilateral relations back on track,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijia said.
India has been maintaining that the disengagement process has to start simultaneously at all friction points and no selective approach was acceptable to it.
The external affairs minister said any expectation that the situation at the border "can be brushed aside and life can carry on undisturbed" is simply not realistic.
Every year, a large number of Indian diaspora in Beijing and nearby provinces attend the flag hoisting ceremony on the Republic Day and Independence Day at the embassy.
The Embassy continues to take up the matter with Chinese authorities about the Indian students but there has unfortunately been "no positive evolution of this situation".
2020 was promised to be a year of festivities as the two countries unveiled 70 events to jointly celebrate 70 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said China's People's Liberation Army has been focusing on developing capabilities to counter the global dominance of the US and could lead to implications for India.
The official said that during the Trump administration, the United States has become the second largest arms supplier to India, growing from virtually no sales a decade ago to more than $20 billion.