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India and China agree to maintain peace in Corps Commander Level Meeting

 

The 11th round India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting was held at Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on 9th April 2021, a release issued by the Ministry of Defence informed.

The two sides had a detailed exchange of views for the resolution of the remaining issues related to disengagement along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh. The two sides agreed on the need to resolve the outstanding issues in an expeditious manner in accordance with the existing agreements and protocols. In this context it was highlighted also that completion of disengagement in other areas would pave the way for two sides to consider de-escalation of forces and ensure full restoration of peace and tranquility and enable progress in bilateral relations, the release stated.

The two sides agreed that it was important to take guidance from the consensus of their leaders, continue their communication and dialogue and work towards a mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues at the earliest. They also agreed to jointly maintain stability on the ground, avoid any new incidents and jointly maintain peace in the border areas, the release added.

#China #India
10-April-2021
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21st Meeting held on India and China's Border Affairs

 

The 21st meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) was held today.

The Indian delegation was led by the Additional Secretary (East Asia) from the Ministry of External Affairs. The Director-General of the Boundary & Oceanic Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the Chinese delegation.

  • The two sides reviewed the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector and had in-depth discussions on the remaining issues along the LAC in the Western Sector. They agreed that the completion of the disengagement in North and South Bank of the Pangong Lake provided a good basis for the two sides to work towards early resolution of these remaining issues.
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  • They decided that the agreement reached between the two Foreign Ministers in Moscow in September last year as also their recent phone conversation last month, should continue to guide the work of the two sides. The two sides should continue their dialogue to reach a mutually acceptable solution for complete disengagement from all friction points at the earliest. This would enable two sides to look at broader de-escalation of troops in the area and work towards the restoration of peace and tranquillity in the border areas. They also decided that in the interim two sides should continue to maintain stability at ground level and prevent any untoward incident.
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  • The two sides agreed to maintain close communication and dialogue through both diplomatic and military channels. In this regard, they decided to convene the 11th round of the Senior Commanders meeting at an early date so that two sides could work towards complete disengagement from the remaining friction areas.

#China #MinistryofExternalAffairs #India
12-March-2021
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India and China hold bilateral consultations on UNSC issues

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  • India and China held bilateral consultations on UNSC issues today using the VTC platform.
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  • The Chinese delegation was led by Mr Yang Tao, Director General of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.
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  • Mr Prakash Gupta, Joint Secretary (UNP & Summits) led the Indian delegation along with officials from East Asia (EA) and UN Economic and Social (UNES) Divisions of MEA and from the Permanent Mission of India New York and Embassy of India in Beijing.
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  • Both sides discussed a wide range of issues on the UNSC agenda. The Indian delegation briefed the Chinese side on India's priorities during its UNSC tenure. Both sides agreed to continue their engagement on key issues on the UNSC agenda.

#China #India
09-February-2021
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India, China would work towards ensuring complete disengagement in all friction points along LAC, says MEA

The 20th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) was held on 18 December 2020, the Ministry of External Affairs has informed.

The MEA informed that the two sides agreed that based on guidance provided by senior leaders and agreements reached between two Foreign Ministers and Special Representatives, they would continue to work towards ensuring complete disengagement in all friction points along LAC in Western Sector at earliest.

Both sides agreed to maintain close consultations at the diplomatic and military level.

#China #India
18-December-2020
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Nepal and China announce new height of Mount Everest

 

Nepal and China today jointly announced that the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, is 8,848.86 metre high. 

According to reports, this is about 0.86 metre higher than previous calculations. 

Both the countries share a border on Mount Everest.

Until now the countries had differences over whether to add the snow cap on top. They made the above announcement after undertaking a survey. 

Pic Courtesy - Nepal Tourism Board

#MountEverest #China #Nepal
08-December-2020
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8th round of India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting

On November 6th, the 8th round of India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting was held in Chushul.

The two sides had a candid, in-depth and constructive exchange of views on disengagement along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector of India-China border areas, the Ministry of Defence. 

The release said both sides agreed to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, ensure their frontline troops to exercise restraint and avoid misunderstanding and miscalculation. Both sides agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and, taking forward the discussions at this meeting, push for the settlement of other outstanding issues, so as to jointly maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas.

They also agreed to have another round of meeting soon, the release added.

#China #India
08-November-2020

Chinese Soldier strays across LAC

A PLA soldier identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long was apprehended by the Indian Army in the Demchok sector of Eastern Ladakh today after he had strayed across the LAC.

The PLA soldier has been provided medical assistance including oxygen, food and warm clothes to protect him from the vagaries of extreme altitude and harsh climatic conditions, a Ministry of Defence release informed. 

A request has also been received from the PLA about the whereabouts of the missing soldier, the release said. 

As per established protocols, he will be returned back to Chinese officials at the Chushul – Moldo meeting point after completion of formalities, the release added. 

#IndianArmy #China #PLA #India
19-October-2020

India-China issue joint statement

A joint press release of the 7th Round of India-China Military Commander-Level Meeting was issued today. 

It said, 

On 12 October, the 7th round of Senior Commanders meeting of India and China was held in Chushul. The two sides had a sincere, in-depth and constructive exchange of views on disengagement along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector of India-China border areas. They were of the view that these discussions were positive, constructive and had enhanced understanding of each other’s positions. Both sides agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and arrive at a mutually acceptable solution for disengagement as early as possible. Both sides agreed to earnestly implement the important understandings reached by the leaders of the two countries, not to turn differences into disputes, and jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas.

#China #India
13-October-2020

India, China issue joint press release of 6th round of Senior Commanders' Meeting

The Indian and Chinese Senior Commanders held the 6th round of Military Commander-Level Meeting on 21st of September (Monday), a joint press release issued by both the sides today stated. 

The two sides had candid and in-depth exchanges of views on stabilizing the situation along the LAC in the India - China border areas, the release said. 

They agreed to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strengthen communication on the ground, avoid misunderstandings and misjudgements, stop sending more troops to the frontline, refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground, and avoid taking any actions that may complicate the situation, the release informed.

The two sides also agreed to hold the 7th round of Military Commander-Level Meeting as soon as possible, take practical measures to properly solve problems on the ground, and jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border area, the release added. 

#China #India
22-September-2020

Defence Minister makes statement regarding situation on Eastern Border in Ladakh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today said in Lok Sabha that the Chinese side has mobilized a large number of troops and armaments along the LAC as well as in the depth areas.  

The Defence Minister made the statement in Lok Sabha regarding the situation on Eastern Border in Ladakh. 

He said, "There are several friction areas in Eastern Ladakh including Gogra, Kongka La and North and South Banks of the Pangong Lake. In response to China’s actions, our armed forces have also made appropriate counter deployments in these areas to ensure that the security interests of India are fully protected." 

Mr Singh stated that the House should have full confidence that our armed forces will always rise to the challenge and do us all proud. 

"I would like to emphasize, that India remains committed to resolving the current issues in our border areas through peaceful dialogue and consultations. It was in pursuit of this objective that I met my Chinese counterpart on 4th September in Moscow and had an in-depth discussion with him. I conveyed in clear terms our concerns related to the actions of the Chinese side, including amassing of large number of troops, their aggressive behavior and attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo that were in violation of the bilateral agreements. I also made it clear that even as we wanted to peacefully resolve the issue and would like the Chinese side to work with us, there should also be no doubt about our determination to protect sovereignty and territorial integrity of India," he informed. 

#RajnathSingh #China #India #MonsoonSessionParliament2020
15-September-2020