Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghi will meet Rajnath Singh on Friday (today) at 9:30 pm (IST) in Moscow after China requested for the meet on Thursday. The two leaders meet is taking place on the sidelines of the Shanghai Corporation Organisation (SCO) amid border tensions with India at the Line of Control and India recently banning 118 Chinese mobile applications including the popular game PUBG.
Though a meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chinese counterpart was not scheduled earlier but the two leaders are meeting as atmposphere at the LAC is a bit tense after China’s provocation.
India at present is at advantage and in better positions at the Finger 4, Finger 5 hill tops positions after armed forces foiled Chinese troops repeated attempts to trangress into the Indian-side of the Line of Actual Control on the interveining night of August 29,30; August 31 and again on September 1.
Earlier in the day, Rajnath Singh gave it back to Chinese couterpart over recent provocations by Chinese troops saying that peace and security in the SCO region demands a climate of trust, non-aggression, respect for international rules and peaceful resolution of differences, in a indirect message to Beijing which is engaged in a festering border row with India in eastern Ladakh.
In his address at a ministerial meeting in the Russian capital, Singh also referred to the Second World War and said its memories teach the globe the “folies of aggression” of one state upon another that brings “destruction” to all.
Both India and China are members of the SCO, an eight-nation regional grouping which primarily focuses on issues relating to security and defence.
Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a bitter standoff in multiple places in eastern Ladakh for four months. Tensions flared up in the region after China unsuccessfully attempted to occupy Indian territory in the southern bank of Pangong lake five days back.
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