Everything’s under control: Army Chief on India China Standoff


Army Chief General MM Naravane said on Saturday morning, “Situation along our borders with China is under control”, adding meetings held between senior military officials from both sides had resulted in “a lot of disengagement” and that “all perceived differences that India and China have will be set to rest”. General Naravane was quoted by news agency ANI.

“I would like to assure everyone that the entire situation along our borders with China is under control. We’re having a series of talks which started with Corps Commander Level and has been followed up with meetings at local levels between commanders of equivalent ranks,” General Naravane said. “As a result, a lot of disengagement has taken place and we are hopeful that through the continued dialogue we’re having, all perceived differences that we (India and China) have will be set to rest,” the general added.

On Friday, the two sides held the fifth round of talks to resolve the standoff since reports of confrontations and invasions by the Chinese Army in Ladakh’s Pangong Lake region in early May led to increasing tension. Government sources had also confirmed that Indian and Chinese armies had begun mutual disengagement in some parts of eastern Ladakh.

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