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India-China standoff LIVE: Pullback under way but ties take huge beating

By oneindia staff

New Delhi, July 07: A detailed two-hour discussion at the level of 'special representatives' between NSA Ajit Doval and Chinese state councillor Wang Yi saw finalisation of the elements of disengagement and de-escalation in eastern Ladakh and along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that began to play out on the ground on Monday.


In similar statements, India and China essentially reaffirmed that the disengagement agreed to in three rounds of talks between military commanders, as well as the June 17 conversation between foreign minister S Jaishankar and Wang, will be implemented.

Here are the highlights:

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2:49 PM, 7 Jul
Earlier today, an AN-32 cargo aircraft was seen landing at Chinyalisaur airstrip in Uttarkashi.
2:41 PM, 7 Jul
According to ANI, the Air Force started an aerial inspection on the area bordering China in Uttarkashi region on July 6.
2:14 PM, 7 Jul
The first stage of disengagement would depend on maintaining a specified distance between the Indian and Chinese armies.
1:58 PM, 7 Jul
Gandhi shared the statements put out by the Indian and Chinese Foreign Ministries after the talks between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.
1:47 PM, 7 Jul
"National interest is paramount. Government of India's duty is to protect it," he said on Twitter. "Then, Why has Status Quo Ante not been insisted on? Why is China allowed to justify the murder of 20 unarmed jawans in our territory? Why is there no mention of the territorial sovereignty of Galwan valley?," Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asked.
1:36 PM, 7 Jul
A day after India and China started de-escalation at the border, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked the government why status quo ante was not insisted upon by New Delhi and why the territorial sovereignty of the Galwan Valley does not find mention in the government's statement.
1:26 PM, 7 Jul
Lt Gen Harpal Singh assured Defence Minister that BRO wouldn't leave any stone unturned to complete ongoing projects on LAC and LoC on time. He informed that all ministries including. Defence, Home and Transport are working in close coordination for all projects: Defence Ministry officials
1:14 PM, 7 Jul
Border Roads Organisation Chief Lt Gen Harpal Singh briefed Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the ongoing road construction projects on Line of Actual Control with China and Line of Control with Pakistan. The briefing went on for more than one hour: Defence Ministry officials.
1:00 PM, 7 Jul
Watch: IAF Apache attack helicopter at a forward airbase near India-China border carrying out night operations.
12:54 PM, 7 Jul
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the ongoing projects with Border Road Organisation Chief Lt Gen Harpal Singh and other senior officials at a meeting in South Block today: Office of Defence Minister
12:36 PM, 7 Jul
"Our military will continue to stand strong, whether it's in relationship to a conflict between India and China or anywhere else," White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said.
12:25 PM, 7 Jul
India's job also became easier due to a general sense of aggression shown by China against all its neighbours, both on land and on the seas.
12:16 PM, 7 Jul
India's diplomatic calls and conversations with different countries helped the government put forward its perspective on the confrontation in the high Himalayas.
12:03 PM, 7 Jul
SC grants one month time to Defence ministry to implement its order on permanent commission to women officers in armed forces
11:47 AM, 7 Jul
This is the second time after the 73-day-long face-off at Doklam in 2017 that India had got China to relent - at least as things stand now - after negotiations in which India was represented by the NSA.
11:33 AM, 7 Jul
Rushan Abbas, a Uighur American activist, whose sister went missing in China almost two years ago, said the Chinese regime must be held accountable for its crime against humanity which it manifests in many forms including mass rape, organ harvesting and sterilisation.
11:23 AM, 7 Jul
Rahul Gandhi questions govt on de-escalation talks with China
11:11 AM, 7 Jul
The team assembled the five choppers and quickly had them flown to the Pathankot air base after being flight-tested for deployment in Ladakh.
11:06 AM, 7 Jul
Night operations have inherent element of surprise. IAF is fully trained and ready to undertake entire spectrum of ops in any environment with help of modern platforms & motivated personnel: Group Captain A Rathi, senior fighter pilot at a Forward Air Base near India-China border
10:52 AM, 7 Jul
Indian Air Force's MiG-29 fighter aircraft conducted night operations at a forward airbase near India-China border.
10:36 AM, 7 Jul
Indian Air Force Apache attack helicopter at a forward airbase near India-China border carried out night operations.
10:19 AM, 7 Jul
Congress questions Centre on Rs 43,000 crore Chinese investment in Gujarat in last five years.
10:06 AM, 7 Jul
Three new bridges by BRO help Indian Army move tanks to Eastern Ladakh border
9:55 AM, 7 Jul
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the United States is "certainly looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.
9:44 AM, 7 Jul
Foreign minister S Jaishankar spoke to counterparts from the US, the UK, France, Germany, Indonesia, Australia, Canada and Japan among others, delivering what the government believes are reasonable results
9:34 AM, 7 Jul
As India and China remained locked in a standoff in eastern Ladakh, the government fielded a number of calls and conversations from different countries offering support, and this helped the Modi government put forward its perspective on the confrontation in the high Himalayas.
9:27 AM, 7 Jul
India and China pulled back a step from their eyeball-to-eyeball positions at three points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh on Monday and agreed to continue talks to reduce tensions that have been simmering for two months.
9:18 AM, 7 Jul
The United States is flexing its military muscle at China on behalf of India and other Asian allies and partners, amid signs that Washington is finally ready to take some punitive action against Beijing for its role in spreading the coronavirus pandemic around the globe
8:59 AM, 7 Jul
In what marks a breakthrough after several rounds of military and diplomatic talks, India and China have kicked off step-wise disengagement from the two-month-long confrontation in Galwan Valley and Gogra Hot Springs areas of eastern Ladakh, with People’s Liberation Army soldiers also moving back slightly from the seemingly intractable face-off site at Pangong Tso.
8:38 AM, 7 Jul
The breakthrough in India’s attempts to get Beijing to pull back its troops in Galwan Valley came after two hours of tense negotiations between National Security Advisor AK Doval and China’s state councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi.

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