India, China continue Army talks in Galwan area, Hot Springs
Monday, 15 June 2020 Sources said that after the June 6 talks between Military commanders followed by other rounds of talks, there has not been any considerable build-up activity by both sides and Chinese aggressive behaviour has also been toned down, they said. The two Armies had agreed to hold parleys at the Patrolling point 14 (Galwan area), Patrolling point 15 and Hot Springs area.
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Army Chief General MM Naravane spoke about India's position on the standoff with China in Ladakh and said that the resolve of safeguarding the country's interest was shown. The Army chief added that India's engagements with China should continue as they have in the past. “Whatever we did has shown the resolve that we have in maintaining our interest foremost. With this approach our relations with China would develop along the path we wish. As two neighbours, who would like to have peace and tranquility on their borders. Engagements with China must continue as they have in the past, nobody wants an unsettled border,” he said. A border standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries began in May last year. In June, it resulted in a clash in Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. After nearly nine months, both armies withdrew artillery and camps, marking disengagement.
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Engineer, innovator turned education reformer Sonam Wangchuk has developed a solar heated military tent for the Indian Army at Galwan Valley. The solar heated tent was developed at Himalayan Institute of Alternatives in Ladakh. The tent is highly insulated on the north, east and west direction and on the south there is a heat storage bank which collects the sunlight in the day time and releases heat at night. All parts of the tent are light in weight which can be easily carried by the soldiers. For 10 jawans, fully portable all parts weigh less than 30 kgs. For soldiers stationed in strategically important and high-altitude locations like the Black Top Hill or Siachen Glacier, this tent offers comfortable and non-polluting shelter. It replaces tons of kerosene and pollution climate change.
ITBP Director General SS Deswal on disengagement of India-China army troops informed that the government has given the mandate of border management to ITBP. DG SS Deswal said, "Disengagement is only between armies. We will continue to conduct our short and long-range patrol. Patrolling will be strengthened, Army will be behind us." On the functioning of Sardar Patel COVID Care Center and Hospital, Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur, DG SS Deswal said that both the centres will be closed within a week once patients currently admitted are discharged. "No new patients will be admitted. The city's hospitals are equipped to handle the current numbers," he added.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on February 12 called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "coward" who cannot stand up to the Chinese. While addressing a press conference in the national capital, Rahul said, "The PM is a coward who cannot stand up to the Chinese. He is spitting on the sacrifice of our Army. He is betraying the sacrifice of our Army. Nobody in India should be allowed to do it." "It is the responsibility of the Prime Minister to protect the territory of this country. How he does it is his problem, not mine," he added. His statement comes after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh gave a statement in Rajya Sabha yesterday, regarding the 'present situation in Eastern Ladakh'.
"India and China have maintained communication with each other through military and diplomatic channels. Our objective was to effect disengagement and maintain status quo along the LAC so as to restore peace and tranquillity," said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha on February 11. Praising the Armed forces, Rajnath Singh said that Armed Forces have responded to challenges by unilateral Chinese action and have shown valour and courage on both South and North bank of Pangong Tso.
In next five years, India should be able to see very high level of indigenous content in defence forces, said DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy at Aero India 2021 in Benglauru. "PM has been asking us to enhance indigenous content in the Armed Forces. Gen Bipin Rawat also said that we should fight next war with indigenous weapons only. In next 5 years, we should be able to see very high level of indigenous content in defence forces," DRDO chairman told ANI.
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After the talks at the military commanders level did not result in any immediate change in ground positions, India and China will continue to hold discussions at... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Reuters India