Amidst tensions from China…
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will leave Russia on Monday

New Delhi. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh is leaving for Russia today under tension from China. Rajnath Singh will participate in the Victory Day Parade to be held in Moscow on 24 June. The parade is taking place on the occasion of Russia's 75th year of victory over Germany. A contingent of Indian Army is also taking part in this parade which has already left for Moscow. This visit by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh is considered very important amid tension with China on the border. Especially after the martyrdom of twenty jawans, the tour is considered to be very important given the manner in which the Government of India has taken a decision to give an open exemption to the Army tomorrow. Prior to this tour, Rajnath Singh had a meeting with the chiefs of the three parts of the army yesterday. Amidst this tension, the Indian Air Force has sent a proposal to the government to buy 12 new Sukhois and 21 new MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia. This deal will be of 5 thousand crores.

Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has invited Defense Minister Rajnath Singh for the Victory Day Parade. The parade was earlier scheduled to be held on May 9, but the event was postponed due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. During this time Chinese leaders will also be present there, but it is being told that Rajnath Singh will not meet these top Chinese leaders. Rajnath Singh will be accompanied by Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar and a top officer of each armed force. India is trying to surround China by not meeting Chinese leaders on the international stage. Let me tell you that 20 military personnel including a colonel of the Indian Army were killed in a violent clash with Chinese soldiers on Monday night in the Galvan valley of eastern Ladakh. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the violent clash between Indian and Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh was caused by "the Chinese side's efforts to unilaterally change the status quo" in the area.

The Foreign Ministry said that if the Chinese side had followed it seriously at the top level in the past, then the damage to both sides could have been avoided. There is a standoff between the Indian and Chinese forces in Pangong So, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldi areas of eastern Ladakh. Chinese troops have encroached the border in several areas, including Pangong So. The Indian Army has strongly objected to the Chinese army's action and demanded immediate withdrawal of peace in the area. In order to remove the deadlock, in the last few days, there have been several talks from both sides.