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  • 10:56 PM IST

    India-China Border Fight: Attended all-party meet chaired by PM Modi. Meeting had an unequivocal message — India is one when it comes to national security. All parties are proud of our armed forces, their valour and have full faith in them to defend our sovereignty&territorial integrity, said HM Amit Shah. “The all-party meeting today was enriched by the views of various esteemed leaders. It was a manifestation of PM Narendra Modi ’s commitment to take all political stakeholders along, when it comes to key matters involving India’s strategic interests”, he added.

  • 9:55 PM IST

    India China Border Face-Off: India wants peace and friendship, but upholding sovereignty is foremost: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at all-party meeting today

  • 9:54 PM IST

    India China Border Face-Off: We have given our armed forces full freedom for taking any appropriate action necessary, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He assured all that India’s security forces are fully capable of protecting the borders

  • 9:49 PM IST

    India China Border Face-off: India has never come under external pressure. Whatever is necessary for country’s protection will be expedited, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at all party-meeting on India-China border issue

  • 9:13 PM IST

    India China Border Face-Off: The country has immense faith in our soldiers. I want to assure our soldiers that the entire country is with them, said PM Narendra Modi at all-party meet

  • 9:05 PM IST

    India China Border Face-off: The areas which were not really monitored earlier, even there our jawans are now able to monitor and respond well, said PM Modi

  • 9:04 PM IST

    India China Border Face-off LIVE: In the past few years, to protect our borders, we have given importance to infrastructure development to protect our borders. The requirements of our armed forces, be it fighter planes, advanced helicopters, missile defence systems, that too is being given importance, said PM Modi

  • 8:54 PM IST

    India-China Border Face-off: Neither have they intruded into our border, nor has any post been taken over by them (China). 20 of our jawans were martyred, but those who dared Bharat Mata, they were taught a lesson, said PM Narendra Modi at all-party meet

  • 8:43 PM IST

    India-China Border Face-off: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in all-party meeting on India-China border issue, he said, “there was no intelligence failure”.

  • 8:43 PM IST

New Delhi: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday invited the heads and the presidents of several political parties inviting them to the first all-party meet on the India-China border face-off that started in April. However, the AAP and the RJD claimed that they were not invited. Also Read - India-EU Summit to be Held Through Video Conference on July 15

Sonia Gandhi (Congress), MK Stalin (DMK), N Chandrababu Naidu (TDP), YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (YSRCP), Sharad Pawar (NCP), Nitish Kumar (JDU), D Raja (CPI), Sitaram Yechury (CPM), Naveen Patnaik (BJD), K Chandrasekhar Rao (TRS), Mamata Banerjee (TMC), Sukhbir Badal (SAD), Chirag Paswan (LJP), Uddhav Thackeray (Shiv Sena), Akhilesh Yadav (SP), Hemant Soren (JMM) will attend the meeting. Also Read - 'India Will Play Important Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Development': PM Modi

Twenty Indian Army personnel including a colonel were killed in the clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night, the biggest military confrontation in over five decades that has significantly escalated the already volatile border standoff between the two. Also Read - 'India is Reforming, Transforming, Performing': PM Narendra Modi at India Global Week

“In order to discuss the situation in the India-China border areas, Prime Minister @narendramodi has called for an all-party meeting at 5 pm on 19th June. Presidents of various political parties would take part in this virtual meeting,” the PMO tweeted.