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India-China standoff LIVE: De-escalation may take time along Line of Actual Control

By oneindia staff
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New Delhi, Aug 11: The Indian Army is preparing for a long haul along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as the de-escalation would take more time. Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat informed a committee of lawmakers that the de-escalation in Ladakh where the Chinese troops transgressed in June may take more time.

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Meanwhile, India and China are jointly safeguarding peace and security along the borders and the two countries together maintaining sound development of bilateral ties is one of Beijing's future diplomatic priorities, a senior Chinese official said.

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4:06 PM, 11 Aug
There has been some progress made towards this objective, but the disengagement process has not yet been completed, he also said.
3:40 PM, 11 Aug
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava during the weekly briefing said that there has been some progress towards disengagement and de-escalation along the LAC.
3:15 PM, 11 Aug
It may be recalled that last month, India had rejected China’s contention that disengagement had been completed at most locations along their disputed border.
2:52 PM, 11 Aug
“We will continue to deepen strategic mutual trust and expand shared interests with our neighbours and other developing countries” a statement posted on the Chinese foreign ministry’s website said.
2:25 PM, 11 Aug
Responding to a question about China’s diplomatic priorities, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said said, for the China India relationship, the two sides should jointly safeguard peace and security in the border areas and maintain a steady and sound development of bilateral ties, he said.
2:11 PM, 11 Aug
China has said that maintaining peace along the disputed boundary with India is one of China’s diplomatic priorities.
2:05 PM, 11 Aug
Srivastava was reacting to China’s position, which had said earlier that frontline troops had “completed disengagement in most locations and the situation on the ground is easing”.
1:49 PM, 11 Aug
“There has been some progress made towards this objective, but the disengagement process has as yet not been completed,” Srivastava said during the weekly virtual media briefing.
1:41 PM, 11 Aug
External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had acknowledged there has been “some progress” towards disengagement and de-escalation along the LAC though the process is far from complete.
1:31 PM, 11 Aug
On July 30, India had rejected China’s contention that disengagement has been completed at most locations along their disputed border, and called on Beijing to work sincerely for complete de-escalation and full restoration of peace along the LAC.
1:12 PM, 11 Aug
The Chinese foreign ministry said the “…the frontline forces of China and India have been in close communication on controlling the situation.”
1:01 PM, 11 Aug
The two countries have held several rounds of diplomatic and military talks to de-escalate, but the process is yet to be completed.
12:30 PM, 11 Aug
The Chinese official did not make any reference to the ongoing tension between India and China along the line of actual control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
12:16 PM, 11 Aug
Zhao was responding to a question from the official Xinhua news agency on China’s current diplomatic work and its diplomatic priorities looking ahead.
11:55 AM, 11 Aug
“We will continue to deepen strategic mutual trust and expand shared interests with our neighbours and other developing countries”, he said in a statement published on the Chinese foreign ministry’s website on Monday night.
11:53 AM, 11 Aug
“For the China-India relationship, the two sides should jointly safeguard peace and security in the border areas and maintain a steady and sound development of bilateral ties”, Zhao said.
11:14 AM, 11 Aug
Responding to a query about China’s diplomatic priorities as the Covid-19 pandemic impacts the world and international diplomacy, foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian briefly outlined Beijing’s plans for way ahead in bilateral ties with the US, Russia, EU, Japan, and India.
10:58 AM, 11 Aug
Maintaining peace along the disputed boundary and deepening strategic trust with India is one of China’s diplomatic priorities, the Chinese foreign ministry has said, adding that Beijing will try to expand “shared interests” with neighbours in the future.
10:13 AM, 11 Aug
The meeting would discuss ways to de-escalate as well as disengage. India will also seek restoration of patrolling rights for its soldiers.
10:04 AM, 11 Aug
The primary agenda of the meeting was to reduce tensions at the Depsang Plains, where there is a massive build up of troops of both sides.
9:52 AM, 11 Aug
India stressed on the fact that the PLA troops who are camping near the Bottleneck area in the Depsang plains since May should not block Indian soldiers from going to their Patrolling Points-10, 11, 12 and 13.
9:43 AM, 11 Aug
The military level talks between the two sides was held on Saturday between 11 am and 7:30 pm
9:23 AM, 11 Aug
This has been a major flash point for several years now, owing to the perceptions of the Line of Actual Control.
9:13 AM, 11 Aug
During the talks between the two sides, India also told China to stop further construction activities in the area.
8:45 AM, 11 Aug
Meanwhile, India has told China to stop further construction and pull back troops from the Depsang-Daulat Beg Oldie sector of eastern Ladakh.
8:35 AM, 11 Aug
The General also emphasised that India its prepared to face any onslaught. However efforts are being made to bridge the trust deficit with China, he also said.
11:59 PM, 10 Aug
The spokesman also said that China will also undertake cooperation in drug and vaccine research and development, provide assistance to countries in need to the best of its ability and improve global public health governance.
11:59 PM, 10 Aug
"We have actively planned and developed our relations with other major countries, responded rationally to the unreasonable pressure the United States has piled on China, made new progress in advancing China-Russia relations under the strategic guidance of the two heads of state and sustained cooperation as the main tone of China-EU relations," he said.
11:59 PM, 10 Aug
Zhao's comments came in the backdrop of the border row between India and China in eastern Ladakh. He said China will continue to deepen strategic mutual trust and expand shared interests with its neighbours and other developing countries.
11:59 PM, 10 Aug
"We will continue to improve relations with neighbouring countries," he said. "For the China-India relationship, the two sides should jointly safeguard peace and security in the border areas and maintain a steady and sound development of bilateral ties", he said.
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