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Congress MPs move adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over Chinese incursion in Eastern Ladakh

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India and China have been engaged in a standoff since April-May over the transgressions by the Chinese Army in multiple areas including the Finger area, Galwan Valley, Hot springs and Kongrung Nala.
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