Chinese military on April 29 described Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat's assertion of China trying to change the status quo in eastern Ladakh as "completely inconsistent with the facts". The statement came days after General Rawat said that India is firm in preventing a change of status quo on borders. He said that India will not succumb to pressure with the technological advantages of China trying to irk India.
Courtesy: The Economic Times
A new book named 'Manohar Parrikar: Brilliant Mind, Simple Life' is set to release on March 31 on e-venue 'Soft Cover'. Written by renowned author Nitin Gokhale, the book depicts the life of former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Besides, the book dwells on contributions made by the minister in building the nation while focusing on his journey from IIT to serving top portfolios. Reportedly, the book is published by Bloomsbury.
Courtesy: The Print
With an aim to strengthen existing military cooperation, China's Defence Minister Gen Wei Fenghe on November 29 visited Nepal. Reportedly, Wei was received at airport by Nepal's Home Minister, and he will meet Nepal's President and PM as well. After President Xi Jinping's two-day visit in October 2019, this is first such high-level Chinese official's visit to Nepal. Wei will also hold deliberations with Nepal's Chief of Army Staff.
Courtesy: Times Of India
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh conveyed to his Chinese counterpart that the "actions of the Chinese troops" have violated the bilateral agreements between India and China. He reminded the Chinese side that it cannot change the "status quo" unilaterally, and stated that both the sides should act responsibly without "… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
In a meeting with Indian Defence Minister, the Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe held India responsible for the tensions at the border and stated that China would not give up an "inch of its territory". On September 4, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met his Chinese counterpart in his ongoing visit to Moscow. The information was reported by Chinese media, a statement from India is awaited.
Courtesy: The Hindu