Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today hit out at BJP, accusing it of practicing divisive politics and charged the Narendra Modi-led government with doing "nothing" to prevent Chinese incursion into Indian territory.
China today said President Xi Jinping's visit to India removed "some suspicions" between the two countries, pushed the ties to a "new age" and during talks an "important consensus" was reached on politically resolving the border issue through friendly coordination.
Amid the continuing standoff with Indian troops in the Ladakh region, the Chinese military today for the first time commented on the recent border incidents, saying there are "differing perceptions" of the LAC but the two sides can resolve boundary issues through dialogue.
In view of repeated incursion bids by the Chinese troops, the Army has intensified patrolling along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), days after a new road link to Pangong developed by the hostile neighbour was spotted by the border patrolling team.
BJP today sought to know why the government had "suppressed" information about Chinese incursions into Ladakh in mid-June and said the Manmohan Singh dispensation should clarify if it is reassessing the situation.
In another incursion, Chinese troops intruded into the Chumar sector in Ladakh--the same area which had sparked off tensions in April--and smashed some bunkers besides cutting wires of cameras installed at the border post.
A day after Chinese government pushed for settlement of the vexed boundary issue at "an early date", India on Tuesday responded by saying that it should be pursued as a "strategic objective" by the two countries.
Chinese troops have erected one more tent in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in Ladakh raising to five the number of such structures in the area of incursion, as the standoff between India and China on Monday entered the third week.
After having briefly halted its operations in the Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) area in Ladakh after the incursion by Chinese troops, IAF has resumed its operations to supply rations to the Indian Army units deployed there.
Two major allies of the ruling UPA are raking up the Chinese incursion issue in the run up to the assembly elections in the frontier state of Arunachal even as CM Dorjee Khandu maintains that such claims are baseless.
Days after the Indian government asked the media to eschew "hype" over reported Chinese incursions, China`s ambassador Zhang Yan Tuesday met Home Secretary G.K. Pillai here and tried to clarify the picture.
National Security Advisor M K Narayanan will hold a meeting of the China Study Group – consisting of top officials including Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar and Secretaries of Defence, Home and Foreign Ministries - Thursday.