Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has felicitated Indian Army Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei for his bravery during the clash with the Chinese People's Liberation Army in Eastern Ladakh's Galwan Valley last year.
The US has said it is closely following reports of troop disengagement between India and China and continues to monitor the situation.
The army has rescued 447 tourists stuck at snow-bound Nathu-La near the India-China border in Sikkim following a snowstorm, defence officials said on Friday.
The Indian delegation at Saturday's talks will be led by Lt Gen PGK Menon, the Commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps while the Chinese side is expected to be headed by Maj Gen Liu Lin, the commander of the South Xinjiang military district of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
India and China military delegates will meet on Saturday for the tenth round of talks to discuss disengagement at other friction places at the Line of Actual Control, sources said.
China has officially confirmed that People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops were killed in clash with Indian soldiers in Galwan valley of Ladakh last year.
The frontline troops of China and India at the south and north banks of the Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh started synchronised and organised disengagement from Wednesday, the Chinese Defence ministry spokesperson announced here.
Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh since early May last year.
Jaishankar said that India-China relationship is at crossroads and choices that are made will have profound repercussions not just for two nations but for world.
Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a clash in the high-altitude Naku La region in North Sikkim on January 20, an incident described by the Indian Army on Monday as a "minor face-off".
India and China are engaged in talks to resolve the border standoff along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.
Indian and Chinese militaries will hold a ninth round of talks aimed at resolving the border disputes in Eastern Ladakh after a deadlock prevailed since the last negotiations in November 2020, sources said.
The Chief of Army staff said he was hopeful that India and China will be able to reach an agreement for disengagement and de-escalation based on an approach of mutual and equal security.
Pointing out that rounds of talks have been held at the diplomatic and military levels to solve the issue, the Defence Minister said "let me reiterate, we don't want conflict but peace. But we will not tolerate any harm to the country's self-respect," the Defence Minister asserted.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Monday said that the Indian armed forces will leave no stone unturned to safeguard our frontiers be it at land, air or ocean.
The armies of India and China are locked in a tense border standoff in eastern Ladakh since early May.
Amid India-China border tension at LAC, a British daily "The Times", citing a Beijing-based professor, reported that the Chinese military used microwave weapons against Indian soldiers to retreat during the border standoff in eastern Ladakh.
Nearly six months after a standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, India and China have reportedly agreed to withdraw their troops from forward positions and will "dismantle any new structures that have come up during the ongoing standoff since April-May this year in the Pangong lake area".