China has said that it abides by the 1959 perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). India has claimed that it never agreed to the 1959 claim and has urged China not to unilaterally alter the status quo along the border.
Our Defence budget has sunk to an abysmally low 1.2 of the GDP. A war cannot be fought and won by bravery alone. It will not be a battle of fisticuffs like Galwan. It will be a highly technical war, supported by thousands of troops on both sides.
According to government sources, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that recent incidents in Ladakh impacted development of ties and urgent resolution was in the interest of both countries.
Rajnath Singh also underlined that the two sides should continue their discussions, including through diplomatic and military channels, to ensure 'complete disengagement and de-escalation' along the LAC at the earliest.
The External Affairs Ministry said the Indian side was able to prevent attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo due to the timely 'defensive action', and asked China to 'discipline and control' their frontline troops.
Jawaharlal Nehru did not try to cover up the Chinese betrayal. Unlike Prime Minister Modi, Nehru accepted a young AB Vajpayee’s demand and called a Parliament session on November 8, 1962, writes Manish Tewari.