Gen Joshi said the northern command is facing a triple challenge posed by China, Pakistan and the internal security situation.
The MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the two sides have agreed to hold the next round of military talks and are in constant communication in this regard.
While expressing the hope that an amicable solution can be reached through “dialogue and discussion”, the Army chief said, “If talks are prolonged, so be it.
Army said the PLA soldier is being dealt with as per laid down procedures and circumstances under which he had crossed the LAC are being investigated.
India and China have held eight rounds of the Corps Commander talks, with the last one taking place at Chushul on November 6.
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With the standoff between India and China along the LAC in Ladakh yet to be resolved, Twitterati termed the awarding of a contract to a Chinese firm 'unacceptable'.
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China is willing to maintain communication with India through military and diplomatic channels, Chinese Defence Spokesman Tan said.
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.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh added that India has been receiving a lot of praise from different countries for its befitting reply to China.
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.
Lt Gen Chauhan said the Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army had undertaken some precautionary deployment during the Ladakh crisis.
The US House of Representatives and the Senate passed the NDAA, which included key components of Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi's urging the Chinese government to end its military aggression.
Jaishankar also said that what has happened in eastern Ladakh was not actually in China's interest as it has significantly impacted public sentiment in India.
China should match its words with actions when it comes to maintaining peace at the Line of Actual Control, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday.
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Thursday blamed India again for the border standoff in eastern Ladakh.