|5 THINGS FIRST|
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement on Indo-China border standoff in Rajya Sabha; Monsoon withdrawal likely from Rajasthan; BRICS nations NSAs’ virtual meeting; Twitter to start removing fake election tweets; First meeting of independent panel probing WHO’s pandemic response
|1. An uneasy calm in between talks at Indo-China border|
- Putting the onus on India for maintaining peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said that “the responsibility for the recent Sino-Indian border incidents is not on the Chinese side”—after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement in parliament that China’s “violent” conduct was in “violation of all past agreements”.
- The Chinese statement comes even as militaries of India and China are yet to decide on a date for the sixth round of corps commander level talks, which will be the first…