India has accepted China’s invitation for talks amid continuing border clashes. Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe conveyed an invitation to Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to hold talks. The two leaders will meet in the run-up to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Moscow.
This is the first meeting between key Indian and Chinese leaders on the border conflict in Ladakh. Chinese officials have told Indian officials that they would like to discuss the border issue with the Indian defense minister. Leaders of the two countries are set to meet four months after the border dispute.
However, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the border dispute could only be resolved through diplomacy. Jaishankar added that incidents on the border would also affect bilateral relations. India-China Brigade Commander level talks are in full swing.
Meanwhile, Army Chief MM Naravane said the situation on the India-China border was tense. Looking at the situation. All precautions have been taken. Naravane told Ladakh that the army was ready to face any challenge.
#WATCH: Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane says to ANI, "The situation along LAC is slightly tensed. Keeping in view of the situation, we have taken precautionary deployment for our own safety & security, so that our security & integrity remain safeguarded." pic.twitter.com/NvONwyJvbM
— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2020