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‘Number of soldiers will not be reduced on LAC’: defense Minister Rajnath Singh

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The deadlock in East Ladakh between India and China continues as soldiers of both countries are standing face to face. Regarding the ongoing deadlock on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said in a clear and strict tone that India will not reduce the number of troops until China starts the process. However, he also expressed confidence of resolving the problem through dialogue.

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The Defense Minister also said that India is developing infrastructure in the border areas very fast and China has also raised objections to some projects. Rajnath Singh said in an interview to a TV news channel, “The number of soldiers will not be reduced. India will not reduce the deployment of troops until China starts this process. ”

On the question of the negotiation process with China on this issue, he said, “There is no deadline set on issues like ongoing stalemate.” You cannot set a date. “The Defense Minister said,” We are confident of finding a solution through dialogue. “

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Regarding the report of China settling a village in Arunachal Pradesh, Rajnath Singh said that it is adjacent to the border and such infrastructure has been developed over the years. When asked about the assessment made by Foreign Minister S Jaishankar that bilateral relations with China have been at the lowest level in the last four decades and whether China has broken India’s trust, Singh said, “Without a doubt” They have broken our trust. ”

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At the same time, when asked about the farmer movement, he said that the government is always insisting on point-wise discussion.

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