The 10th round of talks between top commanders of the Indian Army and People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which took place on20 February to resolve the deadlock in the Ladakh sector, lasted for 16 hours. Disengagement in Depsang. The talks were held at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday presented the Budget 2021 in the Lok Sabha. A significant push has been given to the defence sector. Defence allocation in the budget has been increased to Rs 4,78,195.62 crore for the Financial Year 2021-22.
India on Wednesday handed back the detained People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier to China. According to reports, the soldier was questioned by Chinese officials before he was sent back. Notably, the soldier had inadvertently crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) Chumar-Demchok area of Ladakh sector on Monday. He was apprehended by the Indian Army.
A Chinese soldiers was held by Indian security forces in Chumar-Demchok area of Ladakh on Monday. According to reports, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier may have inadvertently crossed the Line of Actual (LAC). The Chinese soldier have been identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long. He was strayed across the LAC.
Lieutenant Shivangi SIngh on Tuesday became the first woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Rafale squadron “Golden Arrows”. Flt Lt Shivangi Singh was commissioned into the IAF in 2017. She was part of the the IAF’s second batch of women fighter pilots. Flt Lt Singh is currently undergoing conversion training, and will become part of Squadron no. 17, which is based in Ambala.
Recently, a video surfaced on social media showing soldiers of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier crying after they reportedly being sent to India-China border in the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh sector. In the video, the young Chinese soldiers could be seem sitting inside a bus and some were crying.
China on Monday claimed that the Indian Army soldiers fired warning shots on People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). A PLA spokesperson said that Chinese border guards were forced to take counter countermeasures to stabilise the situation. However, India has not reacted to the Chinese claim.