Updated on: February 11, 2021 17:28 IST

India, China pulling back their troops from LAC in Ladakh as disengagement process gets underway

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that India always conveyed to China that border issues can be resolved through talks. Making a statement on ‘present situation in Eastern Ladakh’ in Rajya Sabha, Singh said that Chinese actions near the border areas have impacted the bilateral ties. He said that Indian forces have bravely faced the challenges at the border and "proved that they are ready to face any challenge to protect the sovereignty of the country". He said that India is committed to maintaining a peaceful situation at the border. "India has always emphasised on maintaining bilateral ties," the minister said.