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Indian, Chinese armies exchange New Year's gifts amid military build-up in eastern Ladakh

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The Indian and Chinese armies camped in Hot Springs and Demchok areas of eastern Ladakh exchanged gifts on New Year's day amid tensions between the two countries at eastern Ladakh.

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The Indian and Chinese armies camped in Hot Springs and Demchok areas of eastern Ladakh exchanged gifts on New Year's day amid tensions between the countries which flared in May 2020, resulting in a military build up by both sides.

The exchange of greetings and gifts between personnel from both armies is significant as Hot Springs was one of the friction points in the military tussle that has not yet been resolved.

Even though the Demchok region was not a part of the standoff, the military build up continues and India has pushed for a final resolution to all the contested areas in Ladakh, but China has been reluctant.

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OTHER LOCATIONS WHERE GREETINGS AND SWEETS WITH CHINESE ARMY TODAY
1. KK Pass
2. DBO
3. Bottleneck
4. Konkala
5. Chushul Moldo
6. Demchok Hotspring
7. Nathula
8. Kongrala
9. Bum La
10.Wacha Damai

DEESCALATION PLAN FOR EASTERN LADAKH
India’s stand on working out a complete deescalation plan in eastern Ladakh is not agreeable to China and the stalemate continues.

India had been insisting that a piecemeal disengagement in Pangong Tso, Galwan and Gogra, where buffer zones have been created, would not lead to a final resolution.


China insists on a similar buffer zone for the Hot Springs area.

A buffer zone of 3 to 10 km in these areas means India cannot patrol areas that it traditionally did.

There have been 13 Corps-Commander level meetings but the deadlock continues.

There has been no de-escalation of troops from forward locations and the build up by both sides continues even after the initial disengagement in friction points that ensured troops would pull back.

TROOP DEPLOYMENT IN LADAKH
Since the tensions started last May 2020 in Ladakh, there has been an enhanced troop deployment of more than 50,000 in the sector.

Not just Ladakh, China has been making aggressive moves in the eastern sector bordering Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim in the last year.

"Unilateral and provocative actions by the Chinese to change the status quo by force, in more than one area on the Line of Actual Control has been responded in adequate measure," the Ministry of Defence said in its year-end review.

Responding to the threat based on internal deliberations, the Indian Army has carried out a realignment of forces keeping with the Army’s mandate of ensuring territorial integrity and to cater for the major augmentation of PLA forces and military infrastructure, the defence ministry said.

 

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New Year: Indian, Chinese troops exchange sweets at Demchok and other border points

The gesture by both sides came in the midst of an over 18 month-long standoff between the two sides in several friction points in eastern Ladakh.

India and Chinese troops on Saturday exchanged sweets and greetings at 10 border posts along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) including in eastern Ladakh to mark the New Year, officials said.
The gesture by both sides came in the midst of an over 18 month-long standoff between the two sides in several friction points in eastern Ladakh.
The border areas in the Ladakh region where the two sides exchanged sweets and greetings are Konkala, Chushul Moldo, Demchok Hot Springs, Daulat Beg Oldi, Bottleneck and KK pass, the officials said.

A similar exercise was carried out in Nathula and Kongra La in North Sikkim.
The two sides also exchanged sweets and greetings at Bum La and Wacha Damai border points along the LAC in the Arunachal Pradesh sector, the officials said.

Separately, the Indian Army presented sweets to Pakistani troops at Chilehana - Tithwal Crossing Point in the Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir to extend best wishes on the New Year.
“Over years, India has continuously endeavoured to sweeten and strengthen the bilateral relations with Pakistan through goodwill gestures like this one across the spectrum to ensure peace and tranquillity in the region,” said an Army official.
The eastern Ladakh border standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries erupted on May 5, 2020, following a violent clash in the Pangong lake areas.
Both sides gradually enhanced their deployment by rushing in tens of thousands of soldiers as well as heavy weaponry.
As a result of a series of military and diplomatic talks, the two sides completed the disengagement process last year in the north and south banks of the Pangong lake and in the Gogra area.
Each side currently has around 50,000 to 60,000 troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the sensitive sector.
The 13th round of Corps Commander-level military talks in October ended in a stalemate with the Indian Army saying that the “constructive suggestions” made by it were not agreeable to the Chinese side.
The defence ministry on Friday said it held several rounds of military talks with the Chinese side to deescalate the situation in eastern Ladakh without compromising on its stand of ‘complete disengagement and immediate restoration of status quo ante.
India has been insisting on returning to the status quo that existed before the face-off took place in early May 2020.
 

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This is the only good thing left in Indian soldier's lives now, they wait for occasions to receive gift from Pakistani and Chinese soldiers....rest of the year they get thukaye

thukaye, thukaye and then mithaye
 

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