June 19, 2021, 3:29 pm
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Military option on the table if talks fail: Rawat on China

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Takes between the 2 armies and also a diplomatic dialogue are on to first totally disengage then de-escalate, but the PLA is seen to be dragging its feet because the issue features a domestic political resonance.Gen Rawat refused to discuss the Saturday meeting and also declined to share any operational details.

India’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Sunday made it clear that India is hospitable choose a military choice to tackle the transgressions by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in Ladakh.

General Rawat said the choice are going to be exercised as long as all talks between the 2 armies and therefore the diplomatic option fail to yield results.

Defense minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval are reviewing all options to revive established order ante in Ladakh, he said.

India and China have held several rounds of military and diplomatic talks within the last two-and-half months but no significant headway has been made for a resolution to the border row in eastern Ladakh. On Thursday, the 2 sides held another round of diplomatic talks following which the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that they had agreed to resolve outstanding issues in an “expeditious manner” and in accordance with the prevailing agreements and protocols.

However, sources said the meeting couldn’t produce any significant outcome. The formal process of disengagement of troops began on July 6, each day after an almost two-hour telephonic conversation between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese secretary of state Wang Yi on ways to bring down tensions within the area. However, the method has not moved forward since mid-July.