India and China have had a third round of Corp commander-level talks to resolve the tensions at the line of actual control (LAC). China's ambassador to India Sun Weidong has said that the onus is on India to de-escalate and has reiterated that the Galwan valley belongs to china. Sources say Chinese troops have transgressed Indian claim lines in Galwan, Pangong Tso, hot springs and remain deployed in large numbers across the LAC.
How long will India-China standoff continue? To discuss this CNBC-TV18’s Parikshit Luthra talked to DS Hooda, Retd Lt General and former GOC-In-Chief, Northern Command.
India too is matching Chinese deployments in terms of troops, tanks and weapon systems. India is also bolstering its military preparedness. France is all set to deliver 6 Rafale jets by the end of July. Besides that, India is also acquiring an air defence system from Israel and ammunition from US and Russia.
Parikshit also discussed with Gautam Bambawale, former envoy to China, on India's diplomatic and economic moves to deal with China.
India has banned over 50 Chinese apps due to security concerns and is also insisting on thorough physical examination of imports coming in from China.
India is also closely in touch with allies. Defence minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar have spoken to their French counterparts.