Rajnath lands in Moscow to attend 75th Victory Day parade
India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reached Moscow on June 22nd for a three-day visit. He will be attending the 75th victory day parade in Moscow where his Chinese counterpart, Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe is also likely to be present. Considering that Russia is the largest supplier of arms to India, this meeting can play a major role to speed up the purchase of arms that are required immediately after the border flare up. Rajnath has three important meetings lined up on June 23rd.
Jaishankar to attend RIC on Tuesday with Chinese counterpart Wangi Yi
India’s External Affairs minister, S Jaishankar will be attending the Russia, India and China meeting on Tuesday. This is the first time after the border clash when India’s external minister will be in a face to face virtual meeting with Chinese External Affairs minister Wangi Yi. The RIC meeting will be chaired by Russia and will mark the 75th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. The leaders will discuss the Coronavirus pandemic and RIC cooperation.
Meeting between India-China commanders likely to continue tomorrow
Talks between Commanders of India and China were held on Monday to de-escalate situation after the violent clashes between the two countries. The talks that were held at Moldo on the Chinese side of Chushul sector in Ladakh, continued for 11-hours and are likely to continue tomorrow. This is the second round of these talks, the first was held on June 6th.
A violent clash between Chinese and Indian armies erupted on June 15 when de-escalation talks were midway. This left 20 Indian soldiers and unrevealed number of Chinese soldiers dead which escalated the rising tensions between the countries. Both countries have said that they want peace and don’t want any such incident to happen in future.