Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.
Additional troops have been brought in from three locations outside Ladakh to the LAC where a standoff with China has been on since early May.
Tactical commanders from India and China have also held talks on board boats in Pangong Lake over the past few days to ease tensions.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the two countries have unimpeded communication channels and hoped the issue can be resolved through dialogue and consultations.
Chinese and Indian social media handles Sunday circulated visuals of soldiers from both sides being assaulted.
Divisional commander-level talks are set to be held ‘soon’, while diplomatic talks are also on between India & China to ensure the issue is settled peacefully.
Indian soldiers can be seen hitting the windows of a vehicle with rods and stones in an attempt to intimidate the Chinese in Pangong Lake area of Ladakh.
As Indian & Chinese troops engage in a tense border standoff, Singh said that bilateral talks were on at military & diplomatic levels to resolve the row.
Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said the plans were being drawn up to depute more officers to HAL to increase accountability.
The fresh Chinese construction activity is happening around Finger 4 in Pangong lake area. China also blocked the route of Indian patrol teams in the disputed region.