India and China on Thursday began their talks on border mechanism here during which last month's standoff in Ladakh was discussed as also the efforts to prevent such incidents from recurring in future.
The country's security situation against the backdrop of ceasefire violations by Pakistan and developments on China border are expected to discussed at the Combined Conference of the armed forces to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
Xi Jinping tells People’s Liberation Army to be ready to win regional war.This statement has raised eyebrows as Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a high-altitude military face-off at Chumar in eastern Ladakh.
Voicing concern over repeated incursions by China, Congress today made a scathing attack on Narendra Modi government, demanding that the Prime Minister give a statement and lodge a "real strong protest" with Chinese President on the "unacceptable" development.
Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said it was ironic that the central government is trying to justify the reported Chinese incursion by stating that China was only coming up to its perception line.
For the first time, the Chinese military Friday acknowledged last year`s incursion at the Depsang Valley in Ladakh region and said such incidents occurred due to different perception about the Line of Actual Control.
Expressing concern over the incidents of Chinese incursion, Congress on Friday questioned the "silence" of Narendra Modi government and asked whether the Prime Minister had raised the issue with Chinese President Xi Ping during the BRICS Summit in Brazil.
Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday described the UPA government at the Centre as `coward` and said that it does not have the
courage to check Chinese infiltration into the country.
Malaysia`s navy chief has denied a report that three Chinese navy ships patrolled an area claimed by the Southeast Asian country, saying the Chinese exercise took place hundreds of miles to the north in international waters.
Both Houses of Parliament on Thursday saw noisy protests by members demanding a statement from Defence Minister AK Antony over media reports claiming that Chinese troops have intruded into Indian territory.