India and China issued a joint statement after senior Army officials of the two sides held commander-level talks as part of the countries’ first military-diplomatic dialogue.
Indian Navy's Sub Lieutenants Riti Singh & Kumudini Tyagi, shortlisted as observers in the helicopter stream, will be the first women airborne combatants to operate from warships.
India & China’s first military-diplomatic talks Monday ended in stalemate as both Asian giants stuck to their guns with regard to positions at LAC in Ladakh.
China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.
Top military and diplomatic officials met Chinese officials Monday. India maintained its stand of complete disengagement during the 14-hour talks.
Defence officials say such encroachments are a major security threat and have continued to increase over the years due to rapid urbanisation.
UAE govt is likely to push more at the higher level for the deal, which the Defence Ministry had in-principle decided to scrap as it wants to divert it to ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Indian Navy's Sub Lts Riti Singh & K. Tyagi will be deployed as helicopter ‘observers’ after training. The IAF, meanwhile, is training MiG-21 Bison pilot for Rafale.
Talks have begun at Chushul-Moldo meeting point at LAC. India is represented by 14 Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Harinder Singh and MEA joint secretary looking after China.
China is learnt to have not only continued with troop build-up but also brought in heavier-calibre weapons with longer ranges at certain LAC locations, including in the Northeast.