9th round of India-China military talks today over Ladakh stand-off
Saturday, 23 January 2021 India will hold the ninth round of military talks with China on Sunday in yet another bid to break the deadlock over the tense troop confrontation in eastern Ladakh, even as it maintains high operational readiness to prevent the Chinese Army from opening new fronts in other areas. Indian delegation consisting of EAM officials will crossover into China on Sunday morning.
The '69th Senior National Volleyball (Men and Women) Championships' started at Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium in Bhubaneswar on March 05. Over 1200 volleyball players (both men and women) are participating in the tournament from 28 states and 8 Union Territories. For the first time, players from Union Territory Ladakh also participated in the championships. The Championships are being held under the aegis of the parent body Volleyball Federation of India (VFI). The tournament started on Mar 05 and will end on Mar 11.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress MLA Ninong Ering said that People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China is still living in huts it built from Tawang till Anjaw after they moved back in 1959, when Dalai Lama came to Tawang. "In 1959, when Dalai Lama came to Tawang, PLA made deep incursion into India but had to move back due to inhospitable conditions. They're still holding the place they moved back to and have built huts from Tawang till Anjaw," said Ninong Ering. Criticising the central government over its North east policy, Ering said, "Centre doesn't give much importance to North-East. We don't have much representation in govt. Rameshwar Teli is just making some food parks, Kiren Rijiju looking after AYUSH. Want to tell PM that give our people important portfolios."
Amid the nine-month of border stand-off at LAC, the Indian Army on February 11 released a video of disengagement process of both Indian and Chinese side. The video starts with Indian and Chinese commanders shaking hands and saluting each others. It then follows with the first PLA (People's Liberation Army) tank withdrawing from the frontline. The video progresses with another Chinese tank going back. The official footage also shows an Indian tank retreating from the forward position. Finally the video ends with the withdrawal of a third PLA tank. China's Defence Ministry on February 10 said both the sides have agreed to a "synchronised and organised disengagement" after the nine rounds of talks between the Indian and Chinese military commanders, with the last meeting being held on January 24.
The names of soldiers who lost their lives in the Galwan Valley fighting People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops on June 15 last year have been recently engraved on the National War Memorial in New Delhi. 20 soldiers including Colonel Santosh Babu had lost their lives in clash with Chinese troops in the Eastern Ladakh sector. Army officials paid tribute to the valour of bravehearts at Amar Jawan Jyoti. China has not disclosed the number of casualties suffered on their side. The tension escalated along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh and resulted in large deployment of troops.
India, China will hold the 9th round of talks tomorrow to resolve the Ladakh standoff. The military talks between the two sides are expected to begin at around... Zee News Also reported by •DNA •IndiaTimes •Hindu
After a gap of over two-and-a-half months, India and China on Sunday held the ninth round of military talks specifically focusing on ways to move forward on the... IndiaTimes Also reported by •DNA •Hindu