India-China Stand-off News LIVE Updates: Two days after India banned 118 Chinese apps in its retaliation to the Chinese troops' “provocative military movement” near Pangong Tso
lake in eastern Ladakh and then again in Chumar, China on Thursday said India's decision to ban 118 Chinese apps is not beneficial to the Indian users nor to China's businesses. Strongly opposing India's ban on 118 more mobile apps including PUBG, China has also claimed India violated WTO rules. Meanwhile, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane is on a two-day visit to Ladakh to review security situation amid the India-China face-off. As the India-China face-off continues, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said he is “totally convinced” that a solution to the India-China border-dispute has to be found in the domain of diplomacy.
Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Friday that the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has been tense from the past three months but the morale of the soldiers is high. “For the last 2-3 months, the situation has been tensed but we have continuously been engaging with China both at the military & diplomatic level. These engagements are ongoing and will continue in the future also. We will tackle the situation through dialogue,” the Army chief said.
“We are very sure that through this medium of talks, we will resolve whatever difference we have. We will ensure that the status quo is not changed and we are able to safeguard our interests,” the Army chief said.