Even as the process of verifying thinning of troops continues, Indian armed forces are exercising extreme caution as China has gone back on its past claims and has been trying to create new facts on the ground in both Galwan valley and Naku La in Sikkim.
The officials said the focus of the talks was on "full and enduring restoration of peace and tranquillity" along the border and also better coordination to ensure avoidance of such incidents in future. The discussions were held in a "free and frank manner".
Doval and Wang, who are special representatives for boundary talks between the two countries, held a telephonic conversation on Sunday during which they had a "frank and in-depth exchange" of views on the recent developments in the western sector, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday.
The remarks of China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian came after government sources in New Delhi said the Chinese Army was seen removing tents and moving back from certain areas of the Galwan Valley, in a first sign of disengagement of troops from the area.
On the evening of July 5, the Chinese Special Representative of the China-India Boundary Question, State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang spoke on the phone with the Indian Special Representative and National Security Advisor Doval, a press release issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
Doval is believed to be monitoring the situation after an agreement that both sides should complete the Ladakh disengagement fast. It was also agreed that the two sides should ensure phased de-escalation in other border areas, according to an official statement. China also issued a statement on talks between the SRs.
In the first sign of de-escalation after the June 15 clash, Chinese troops moved back in Galwan & Pangong Tso.
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Agreements from 1993 onwards built on protocols for maintaining "peace and tranquillity" on a boundary that is not demarcated, allowing each side to largely patrol its established lines. However, the Prime Minister’s remarks in Leh sharpened the reversal of that policy. The bilateral relationship now will depend not on trade and summitry, but on the boundary being respected.
The Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC) was set up in 2001 as the country's first - and till now the only - "theatre" command with all land, sea and air forces under one operational commander. But it has for long suffered from general apathy, fund crunches, lack of environmental clearances to build infrastructure.
Hiring firms said resumes from employees at these companies have started coming in. These app companies employ people for a range of functions, including marketing, sales, content management, data analysis, talent acquisition, HR, strategy and growth, and product development.
BJP leaders hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ladakh on Friday, with party president JP Nadda saying his "words give words to the emotion of 130 crore Indians and act as a great morale booster for our armed forces."
"The bravery that you and your compatriots showed, a message has gone to the world about India's strength," said PM Modi while addressing the soldiers here.
The prime minister is presently at one of the forward locations in Nimu and is interacting with personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP, official sources said.
People talk to Tech Mahindra not only for digital business but because they want to run their operations, to be able to cost optimise and change and to grow their businesses, said Gurnani.
Importers of agricultural commodities from China are also worried. Traders said they would have to look for alternatives for communication with Chinese parties.
India has fought 4 wars with China and Pakistan since it gained freedom from British rule in 1947.
India was among the first nations to use this world ‘One China’ and recognise China, along with Burma and Pakistan. India simply stated that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China.
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Global supply chains were disrupted after the Covid-19 outbreak, hurting India’s manufacturers and exporters, and that was followed by border tensions with China that erupted last month.
The indigenous design and development proposals approved — worth over Rs 20,400 crore — includes the cutting-edge Astra beyond visual range air-to-air missiles (BVRAM) that has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The missile, which has been successfully tested, will be ordered by both the Air Force and Navy.
Galwan clash has changed ‘trust, but verify’ to more like: ‘Distrust until fully and comprehensively verified’.
Corps commander level talks at Chushul on Tuesday discussed disengagement at the faceoff sites along the LAC but were not conclusive.
The Indian and Chinese armies are locked in a bitter stand-off in multiple locations in eastern Ladakh for the last seven weeks. The tension escalated manifold after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent clash in Galwan Valley on June 15. The Chinese side also suffered casualties but it is yet to give out the details.
Recalling how India had responded after terror attacks in the recent past, Prasad, said, You all must remember how we had retaliated after Uri and Pulwama (terror strikes). When our PM is saying that the sacrifice of our jawans won't go in vain, it has a meaning. Our government has the will to deliver."
The government on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps, including the most popular TikTok, citing national security concerns. The move has, however, hit hundreds of content creators on the ByteDance-owned app, some of whom used to earn a few lakh rupees promoting branded content.
The negotiations could be protracted and may last for a while with PLA expanding its presence along LAC in Eastern Ladakh. PLA has increased military activity along LAC in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, with a slew of soldiers, military vehicles, earth-moving machinery, and structures, according to reports.
India Inc had petitioned the PMO as delays were hurting the process of normalisation that had begun June 1 with Unlock 1.0. Indian industry relies heavily on inputs from China for its factories and the development threatened to disrupt production.
The Road Transport, Highways and MSME minister said a policy will be out soon banning Chinese firms and relaxing norms for Indian companies to expand their eligibility criteria for participation in highway projects. Currently only a few projects which were undertaken much earlier involve some Chinese partners.
Asked about the corps commander-level talks on Tuesday, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said both sides will continue their meetings at the military and diplomatic levels to resolve the issues to "mutual satisfaction".
"We are keeping a close eye on the movement of these troops along with the ones which have been deployed close to the Indian territory," the sources said.
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