India China News Highlights (June 23): Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane visits Ladakh

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India China Highlights : In Moscow, Rajnath Singh is expected to discuss faster delivery of the S-400 Triumf air-defence missile systems, and also speedier delivery of spare parts of Sukhoi-30 MKIs and MiG-29s.

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India China Highlights: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is in Russia today to attend the Victory Day Parade at Red Square in Moscow. Before flying to Russia, Singh reviewed the situation at India-China LAC in a meeting with top military brass. Meanwhile, the virtual RIC meeting between Russia, India and China was attended by the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday. It was EAM’s second conversation with his Chinese counterpart after violent clashes at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh.

On the night of 15-16 May, Indian and Chinese soldiers were locked in a deadly brawl by over the stiff ridges of Galwan Valley resulting in casualties on both sides. According to reports, China has not confirmed any number for the casualties it suffered in the clashes but some Chinese Twitter handles accepted the death of soldiers and its CO. Twenty Indian Army personnel were martyred in the clashes including the Commanding Officer of 16 Bihar.

While in Moscow, Rajnath Singh is expected to discuss faster delivery of the S-400 Triumf air-defence missile systems, and also speedier delivery of spare parts of Sukhoi-30 MKIs and MiG-29s. Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane reviewed the on-ground situation in Leh on Tuesday.

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    21:26 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news Live: WMCC on India-China Border Affairs likely to hold virtual meet to discuss border tension

    Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on India-China Border Affairs likely to hold virtual meet tomorrow. It’s a DG, Joint Secretary level talk. Indo-China border tension to be discussed in the meet. (ANI)

    21:13 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news Live: India and China can resolve boundary issues bilaterally, Russia will not mediate, say experts

    Will Russia play the role of a mediator between India and China? The tensions are soaring high between the two countries since June 15/16 when Indian army and PLA lost personnel in violent clashes. India and Russia need each other to maintain equilibrium. “Russia, being castigated often enough by the EU and US, definitely needs India in the geopolitical arena, while New Delhi needs the Russians for strategic ends. With economies of both countries sliding south, they need each other more than ever,” says Brig SK Chatterji (retd). Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in his ongoing visit to Moscow will surely want to make the best of the opportunity. |READ MORE

    20:36 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news Live: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will not meet his Chinese counterpart in Moscow

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will not be meeting his Chinese counterpart in Moscow as suggested by some Chinese propaganda websites. (ANI)

    20:12 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news Live: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says all Indian proposals received positive response from the Russian side

    All our proposals have received positive response from the Russian side. I am fully satisfied with my discussions: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Moscow (ANI)

    19:44 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news Live: RSS-affiliate on steps govt can take so people can identify Chinese products and boycott them

    Govt should make it mandatory for e-commerce firms to mention origin of products and companies so that people can identify Chinese products and companies, and boycott them: RSS-affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch (PTI)

    19:38 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news Live: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Russian Deputy Prime Minister in Moscow

    Russia: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met with the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yury Ivanovich Borisov in Moscow today. (ANI)

    19:21 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news Live: Army Chief visits Ladakh; takes stock of ground situation

    Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Tuesday reviewed India's military preparedness in eastern Ladakh as he began a two-day visit to the region where a border clash last week left 20 Indian soldiers dead in the midst of a tense standoff with the Chinese People's Liberation Army.Soon after arriving in Leh, Gen Naravane visited an Army hospital where 18 soldiers injured in the clash in Galwan Valley on June 15 are undergoing treatment, Army officials said. The Chief of the Army Staff interacted with almost all the injured soldiers and complimented them for their bravery, they added. A surveillance post set up by the Chinese Army on a narrow mountain trail in violation of an agreement was the trigger for the clash in Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. After visiting the hospital, Gen Naravane reviewed the overall security situation in the region with the ground commanders, and is learnt to have directed them to keep a high-level of alertness to deal with any Chinese misadventure, people familiar with the issue said. (PTI)

    19:15 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news Live: ITBP scales up presence along LAC with China

    The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has begun deployment of 40 fresh companies across various locations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in view of the ongoing standoff and violent clashes between the armies of the two countries, officials said on Tuesday. The border guarding force is also moving its mechanised column assets like SUVs, all-terrain vehicles, snow scooters and trucks to forward locations in the midst of the projected increase in the number of troops at border units and fresh directives to undertake "additional" patrols. They said all these units, with an operational strength of about 4,000 mountain-warfare trained troops, are being withdrawn from internal security duties from various parts of the country. (PTI) 

    19:09 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news Live: Russia rules out mediating between India and China

    Russia on Tuesday ruled out mediating between India and China following the violent clashes in the Galwan Valley, saying the two nations do not need any kind of assistance to resolve their disputes. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's remarks came after a virtual conference of the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also attended the conference. The conference was held amid escalating tension between India and China following the violent clashes in Galwan Valley on June 15 that left 20 Indian Army personnel dead, significantly escalating the already volatile situation in the region. "I do not think that India and China need any help, any kind of assistance specifically aimed at helping them to resolve disputes," Lavrov said. (PTI)

    18:31 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news Live: China terms reports of 40 PLA troops killed in Galwan clash as 'fake news'

    China on Tuesday broke its silence over its casualties in the June 15 clash between Indian and Chinese troops while terming as sure 'fake news' reports that more than 40 Chinese soldiers were killed in the face-off in eastern Ladakh. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, who repeatedly parried questions on the casualties suffered by the People's Liberation Army since the incident occurred, reacted to the remarks of former army chief and Minister for Roads and Transport Gen (retd.) V K Singh who said, 'if we lost 20 soldiers, more than double the number were killed on their [Chinese] side'. |READ MORE

    17:51 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news Live: In last 4-5 days, 40,300 cyber attacks attempted on cyberspace of India, says Maharashtra Cyber Dept Special IG

    Maharashtra Cyber Department issues advisory warning about "Chinese cyber attackers planning a large scale phishing attack".In last 4-5 days, resources on cyberspace of India especially related to information, infrastructure & banking have been under attack from China. At least 40,300 such cyber attacks were attempted, most of them can be traced to Chengdu area of China: State Cyber Dept Special IG, Y Yadav (ANI)

    17:48 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news Live: Both sides agree to disengage, say sources

    At the end of 11 long hours of talks at the Corps Commander level talks between India and China that finished on Monday night, sources have said “there was a mutual consensus to disengage.’’ The day-long talk which started at 11.30 am on Monday, June 22, ended late last night and was cordial and held in a positive and constructive atmosphere. “The talks between the top military officials both sides were focused on modalities for disengagement from all friction areas in Eastern Ladakh was discussed,” sources added. |READ MORE

    17:33 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Beijing is encroaching Nepali land, says government

    China is using road construction to encroach Nepali land, ANI said quoting a government report.

    17:17 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Army Chief General MM Naravane interacts with soldier at Military hospital in Leh

    Army Chief General MM Naravane has interacted with a soldier at Military Hospital, Leh during his two-day visit to Eastern Ladakh.

    17:03 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: BJP flays Congress

    The BJP on Tuesday accused the Congress of deriving "sadistic pleasure" by "showing" that India has lost land to China in the ongoing military standoff in Ladakh and asserted that not an inch of Indian territory has been seized by the neighbouring country during the current crisis. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra hit out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, alleging that they are "conspiring" to lower the India Army's morale, as he took exception to the Congress Working Committee meeting and its criticism of the Modi government on a day the Army chief was visiting Ladakh.

    16:28 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Defence Secretary meets Russian Deputy Defence Minister

    Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar met with Russian Deputy Defence Minister, Col. General Alexander Vasilyevich Fomin in Moscow.

    16:20 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: India is a strong nominee to become a permanent member of UNSC, says Russia

    "Today we talked of probable reforms of the United Nations and India is a strong nominee to become a permanent member of UN Security Council and we support India's candidacy. We believe it can become a full-fledged member of the Security Council," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying by ANI.

    16:15 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi statue in Moscow

    "Visited the Indian Embassy in Moscow today and paid my humble tributes to Mahatma Gandhi by laying a wreath at his statue," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.

    16:03 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: India has been an important participant in RCEP, says China

    "India has been an important participant in RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) negotiations since its inauguration in 2012. India's participation in RCEP will contribute to advancement and prosperity of the region and we wish to emphasize that RCEP remains open for India," China's Global Times quotes RCEP ministerial meeting statement.

    15:57 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Need for recognising legitimate interest of partners in a multilateral set-up, says India

    In an address at a virtual conference of the Russia-India-China trilateral, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday underlined the need for recognising legitimate interest of partners in a multilateral set-up and following ethos of international relations. "This special meeting reiterates our belief in the time-tested principles of international relations. But the challenge today is not just one of concepts and norms, but equally of their practice. The leading voices of the world must be exemplars in every way. Respecting international law, recognising the legitimate interests of partners, supporting multilateralism and promoting common good are the only way of building a durable world order," he added.

    The external affairs minister's comments are seen as an indirect message to China which has been adopting an aggressive posturing along its land boundary with India besides increasing its activities in the Indian Ocean region.

    15:30 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Army Chief General MM Naravane interacts with 'gallant' jawans

    "Army Chief General MM Naravane has interacted with our gallant soldiers at Military Hospital, Leh during his two-day visit to Eastern Ladakh," Indian Army was quoted as saying by ANI.

    15:29 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: India and China need any help from the outside, says Russia

    "I don't think that India and China need any help from the outside. I don't think they need to be helped, especially when it comes to country issues. They can solve them on their own, it means the recent events," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at RIC foreign ministers' meeting, as per ANI report.

    15:24 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: New Delhi-Beijing showed their commitment to peaceful resolution, says Russia

    "New Delhi-Beijing showed their commitment to peaceful resolution. They started meetings at the level of defence officers, foreign ministers and neither of the 2 sides made any statements which would indicate that any of them would pursue non-diplomatic solutions. We hope that the situation will continue to be peaceful and they will continue to be committed to peaceful resolution of disputes," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at RIC (Russia-India-China) foreign ministers' meeting was quoted as saying by ANI.

    15:14 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: China would be forced to mend its ways if Indians stop using products, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar

    Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday said China would be forced to mend its ways if Indians stop using products manufactured by that country. Pawar's comments came a day after the Shiv Sena-led state government announced a 'status quo' with regard to MoUs signed with three Chinese companies in view of the Galwan Valley face off in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. 'We must take a strict position against the country which does wrong to us. (Indian) citizens should not use Chinese products. If 125 crore of our people do that, China will be straightened out,' Pawar, who holds Finance portfolio, told reporters, as per PTI report.

    15:05 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Beijing reveals key details about Galwan casualties

    When asked about the Chinese casualties, he said China and India are in dialogue and talks with each other to resolve this issue through diplomatic and military channels. "As for what you saw in the media, for example, some people alleged that casualties on the Chinese amounted to 40. I can tell you for sure this is fake news, he said. This is the first time China has commented on the casualties. The spokesman, however, did not elaborate, as per PTI report.

    14:46 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Both sides agreed to cool down situation, says Chinese official

    Armies of China, India have agreed to take steps to cool down situation, said Chinese official.Top Chinese and Indian military commanders have arrived at a consensus on the "outstanding issues" and agreed to take necessary measures to "cool down" the situation at their borders, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday. Asked for the details at what transpired at the meeting of the top commanders held at the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the two sides expressed the wish to control the situation through dialogue and consultation."On June 22, the Chinese and Indian border troops held the 2nd commander-level meeting at the border areas This is also the first commander level meeting since the Galwan Valley clash happened on June 15," he said. "This meeting showed that the two sides wish to control and alleviate the situation through dialogue and consultation. "During the meeting and based on the consensus reached at the first commanders level meeting (on June 6), the two sides had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on the outstanding issues and agreed to take necessary measures to cool down the situation, Zhao said. The two sides agreed to continue with the dialogue and jointly work for the peace and tranquillity of the border areas, he said, as per PTI report.

    14:34 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Gen Naravane in Leh

    In Leh, Gen Naravane will hold talks with Lt Gen Harinder Singh, the commander of the 14 Corps that takes care of the sensitive border with China. On Monday, Lt Gen Singh held a nearly 11-hour meeting with Commander of the Tibet Military District Maj Gen Liu Lin in an attempt to lower the temperature between the two sides. (PTI)

    14:21 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Both China, India hope to properly handle differences through dialogue, says Beijing

    "Chinese and Indian border troops held a commander-level meeting on Monday, first since the two sides clashed on June 15 at Galwan Valley, showing that both sides hope to properly handle differences through dialogue and consultation," Global Times quotes Chinese Foreign Minister.

    14:14 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Additional troops, frontline aircraft, how India gears up to counter Chinese threat

    On Sunday, the government gave the armed forces "full freedom" to give a "befitting" response to any Chinese misadventure along the LAC. The Army has already sent thousands of additional troops to forward locations along the border in the last one week. The IAF has also moved a sizeable number of its frontline Sukhoi 30 MKI, Jaguar, Mirage 2000 aircraft, and Apache attack helicopters to several key air bases including Leh and Srinagar following the clashes, as per PTI report.

    14:06 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Brief background of Galwan clash

    The two armies were engaged in a standoff in Galwan and several other areas of eastern Ladakh since May 5 when their troops clashed on the banks of the Pangong Tso. The situation in eastern Ladakh deteriorated after around 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers were engaged in a violent face-off on May 5 and 6. The incident in Pangong Tso was followed by a similar incident in north Sikkim on May 9. Prior to the clashes, both sides had been asserting that pending the final resolution of the boundary issue, it was necessary to maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas, as per PTI report.

    13:53 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: This special meeting reiterates our belief in time-tested principles of international relations, says S Jaishankar

    "This special meeting reiterates our belief in time-tested principles of international relations, but the challenge today is not of concepts and norms but equally of their practice," said EAM S Jaishankar, at the meeting of Foreign Ministers of Russia, India, and China (RIC), via video conference, as per ANI report.

    13:50 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Leading voices of world must be exemplars in every way, says External Affairs Minister

    "Leading voices of world must be exemplars in every way. Respecting intnl law, recognising legitimate interest of partners, supporting multilateralism and promoting common good is only way to build a durable world order," External Affairs Minister at virtual meeting of RIC (Russia, India, China) foreign ministers, as per ANI report.

    13:31 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Modalities for disengagement discussed at India China military level talks

    "Modalities for disengagement from all friction areas in eastern Ladakh were discussed at Lt Gen-level talks between India and China," Army Sources were quoted as saying by ANI.

    13:22 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Key details from 11-hour marathon Lt-General meeting

    On Monday, Lt Gen Singh held a nearly 11-hour meeting with Commander of the Tibet Military District Maj Gen Liu Lin in an attempt to lower the temperature between the two sides. In the meeting, the Indian delegation strongly raised with China the "premeditated" assault by Chinese troops on Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley and demanded immediate withdrawal of Chinese troops from all friction points in eastern Ladakh, people familiar with the development said. The focus of the deliberations was on finalising modalities for disengagement of troops from various areas including Pangong Tso where the two militaries are on a bitter standoff for six weeks, as per PTI report.

    13:03 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: General Naravane will holds talks in Leh

    General Naravane left for Leh soon after attending the final session of a two-day conference of top Army commanders. The commanders extensively deliberated on the situation in eastern Ladakh on the opening day of the conference on Monday. In Leh, Gen Naravane will hold talks with Lt Gen Harinder Singh, the commander of the 14 Corps that takes care of the sensitive border with China.

    12:58 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria makes quiet visit to Ladakh

    Last week, Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria made a quiet visit to Ladakh and Srinagar air bases to review the Indian Air Force's preparedness to deal with any eventualities in the region, as per PTI report.

    12:48 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: More details of Army Chief Gen M M Naravane's Ladakh visit

    Army Chief Gen M M Naravane will pay a two-day visit to Ladakh from Tuesday to discuss with ground commanders the six-week standoff with Chinese military and review India's overall military preparedness in the mountainous region, Army sources said. The sources said the Chief of the Army Staff will visit forward locations and interact with troops on the ground, as per PTI report.

    12:38 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Corps Commander level talks between India-China were positive

    "Corps Commander level talks between India-China yesterday were held at Moldo in cordial, positive and constructive atmosphere.There was mutual consensus to disengage. Modalities for disengagement from all friction areas in Eastern Ladakh were discussed and will be taken forward by both sides," Army was quoted as saying by ANI.

    12:33 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: US designates op state-run Chinese media houses as "foreign missions

    Meanwhile, the US has designated four more top state-run Chinese media houses as "foreign missions," terming them as "propaganda" outlets "controlled" by the ruling Communist Party of China, a move that could further escalate tensions between the two countries. The four Chinese media outlets designated as foreign missions on Monday are China Central Television, China News Service, the People's Daily and the Global Times, taking the total number to nine, as per PTI report.

    12:16 (IST)23 Jun 2020
    India China news live: Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane leaves for Leh, Ladakh

    In Delhi, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane leaves for Ladakh. He will review the on-ground situation with the 14 Corps officials and the progress in talks with the Chinese military, as per ANI report.

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