Defence minister Rajnath Singh has said that talks to resolve the border dispute with China in Ladakh are underway, but stopped short of giving any guarantees on the resolution.
India and China have held talks many times over the past few weeks, even activating the Special Representatives Group to resolve the issue.
“Talks are underway to resolve the border dispute but to what extent it can be resolved I cannot guarantee. I can assure you, not one inch of our land can be taken by any power in the world. If solution can be found by talks, there is nothing better,” Mr. Singh was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
“Recently what happened between troops of India and China at PP14, how some of our personnel sacrificed their lives protecting our border. I am happy to meet you all but also saddened because of their loss. I pay my tributes to them,” added the minister.
Singh arrived in Leh as part of his two-day visit to Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. He will go to J&K on Saturday.