Rajnath Singh briefs Sharad Pawar, AK Antony on China border row

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Updated: Friday, July 16, 2021, 20:23 [IST]

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New Delhi, July 16: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday briefed Congress leader AK Antony and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar about the situation along the border with China. Both Pawar and Antony had been Defence ministers in the past.

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“The two Opposition leaders were briefed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army chief General MM Naravane regarding the ongoing conflict on the border with China, with the former’s doubts on the situation being clarified by the latter,” news agency ANI reported quoting sources.

The meeting assumes significance as it was held just days before the start of the Monsoon session of Parliament on July 19.

India and China had to maintain dialogue and communication to reach a mutually acceptable solution for complete disengagement in all friction points along the Line of Actual Control(LAC) in eastern Ladakh to enable progress in the overall bilateral ties.

The two countries agreed to this as they held another round of diplomatic talks to resolve the prolonged border standoff in eastern Ladakh that erupted in early May last year.

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