LAC Faceoff: Indian, Chinese troops participate in Victory Day parade in Moscow

KNS Monitoring
New Delhi, 24 (KNS): Indian and Chinese troops, along with contingents from other countries, participated in the Victory Day military parade in the Russian capital of Moscow on Wednesday. Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh attended the event, the 75th anniversary of the Victory Day celebration to mark the end of Second World War, along with his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe. Officials the two would not hold discussions. Russia also ruled out mediating between the two countries, saying India and China did not need any kind of assistance to resolve their disputes.
Taking to Twitter, Singh said, “I am proud that a Tri-Service contingent of the Indian Armed Forces is also participating in this parade.”
In other news, Army Chief General MM Naravane visited forward areas in Ladakh today, a day after he had met the soldiers injured in the Galwan Valley clashes with Chinese troops on June 15, in Leh.
On Wednesday, a meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination (WMCC) on India-China Border Affairs was also scheduled. The delegations for this meeting were to be led by diplomats from the foreign ministries of both countries for maintaining peace and tranquility along the borders.
Corps Commanders of the Indian and Chinese armies Monday agreed to disengage after a nearly 11-hour meeting at the Moldo border point, opposite Chushul. However, no timeline for the disengagement process was finalised.
Meanwhile, China Tuesday said reports that over 40 Chinese soldiers were killed in the standoff were “false information”. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian added, “China and India are resolving the issue on the group through military and diplomatic channels,” (Agencies)


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