External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also said that India is committed to resolve all issues through dialogue, noting the way ahead to address the issue is negotiations. He said that the situation should be handled in a responsible manner.
Meanwhile, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane began a two-day visit to Ladakh on Thursday to carry out a comprehensive review of the security situation in the region in view of China’s fresh attempts to change status quo along the southern bank of Pangong lake.
Gen Naravane will be briefed about the evolving situation by top Army commanders overseeing deployment of troops as well as India’s combat readiness in the region.
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria has also visited key air bases under the Eastern Air Command and reviewed the IAF’s combat readiness along the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim in view of the heightened border tensions with China.
The chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat has assured the nation that the forces are prepared to face any situation.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is on a three-day visit to Russia to attend a crucial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu on further boosting bilateral defence cooperation.
The defence ministers of all eight SCO member nations are expected to deliberate on regional security challenges like terrorism and extremism and ways to deal with them collectively in moscow on Friday
Chinese military carried out “provocative military movements” to “unilaterally” change the status quo on the southern bank of Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh on the intervening night of August 29 and 30 but the attempt was thwarted by the Indian troops.