Today, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with CDS Bipin Rawat and Army Chief MM Naravane interacted with the ITBP and Army Personel at Lukung, a forward post near the Indo-China border near Pangong lake.
The Lukung post is on the northwestern side of the lake, 43 km by road from the Finger 4 area, where the troops of India and China are in the process of disengagement.
“Talks are underway to resolve the border dispute, but to what extent it can be resolved I cannot guarantee. I can assure you, not one inch of our land can be taken by any power in the world. If solution can be found by talks, there is nothing better,” said Singh.
Emphasising the diplomatic talks to resolve the stand-off, he said “If a solution can be found by talks, there is nothing better ”
“Recently, what happened between the troops of India and China at PP14m how some of our personnel sacrificed their lives protecting our border. I am happy to meet you all but also saddened because of their loss. I pay my tributes to them”, he added.
Earlier today, Defence minister witnessed para dropping and scoping weapons at the foreword post. He also inspected a Pika machine gun.
Indian Army T-90 tanks and BMP infantry combat vehicles carried out the exercise at Stanka, Leh in the presence of Defence minister Rajnath Singh.
He is on a 2-day visit to the border areas and will take stock of the situation at LAC and LOC.
Earlier this month, PM Modi made a surprise visit to Ladakh to inspect the border situations.
Reportedly, Chinese troops retracted from the disputed locations of Galwan Valley after NSA Ajit Doval talks to China’s Wang Yi a few days ago.