India rejects reports on Rajnath Singh scheduled meeting with Chinese counterpart
New Delhi : Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is not scheduled for any meeting with his Chinese counterpart over the ongoing tensions at LAC, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday shortly after Global Times, the Chinese mouthpiece, reported the possibility of such a meeting.
"Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe will attend Russia's Victory Day parade in #Moscow on Wednesday, and likely hold a meeting with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh over resolving border tensions: sources," tweeted Global Times.
A Defence Ministry spokesperson clarified that no such meeting has been planned.
India and China have not formally met since last Monday's violence at Ladakh's Galwan Valley where 20 Indian soldiers died and more than 70 were injured in clashes with Chinese troops.
Last week, foreign minister S Jaishankar had a telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi regarding Ladakh.