Amid Tensions With India At LAC, China Requests Meeting With Defence Minister Rajnath Singh On Sidelines Of SCO: ReportDefence Minister Rajnath Singh (representative image) (Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

Amid tensions with India at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghi is said to have sought a meeting with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh on Thursday (3 September) on the sidelines of a key Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meet in Mosow, reports Economic Times.

Both, Singh and Wei are in Moscow to attend a meeting of SCO defence ministers today (4 September).

According to the report, people familiar with the development said that the Chinese side conveyed to the Indian mission its keenness to have a meeting between the two defence ministers. However, there is no official confirmation about the development.

The Chinese move comes amid ongoing tensions between Indian and People Liberation Army's (PLA) troops at LAC in Ladakh.

It should be noted that Indian Army had thwarted Chinese PLA's attempt to occupy strategic heights in Indian territory in the southern bank of Pangong Lake on the intervening night of 29 and 30 August.

Further, the Indian Army occupied a number of strategic heights on the southern bank of the Pangog Tso and has strengthened its presence in the Finger 2 and Finger 3 areas in the region to counter any Chinese actions.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement