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Defence minister Rajnath Singh speaks to US on China's LAC intrusion

PLA continues building bunkers and roads, deploys tanks, artillery

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Besides discussing the Covid-19 pandemic, “They reviewed progress on various bilateral defence cooperation arrangements and expressed their commitment to further promote defence partnership,” stated a defence ministry release.

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
After New Delhi on Friday rejected US President Donald Trump’s claim that he had discussed the Chinese intrusion across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government stated that defence minister Rajnath Singh had spoken with his American counterpart, defence secretary Mark Esper.

Besides discussing the Covid-19 pandemic, “They reviewed progress on various bilateral defence cooperation arrangements and expressed their commitment to further promote defence partnership,” stated a defence ministry release.

Meanwhile, thousands of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops, which had intruded into the Pangong Lake sector and the Galwan River Valley, continued consolidating their positions,

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First Published: May 30 2020 | 1:10 AM IST

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