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He emphasised that both New Delhi and Beijing have been engaged in negotiations to lower the temperatures. Also Read - India vs Germany Live Streaming: Preview, Prediction, Where to Watch IND vs GER Hockey Bronze Medal Match: All You Need to Know About Tokyo Olympics 2020
“India and China are in communication and negotiations on lowering the temperatures through military and diplomatic channels. No party should engage in any action that may escalate the situation at this point”, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said in a statement. Also Read - Exclusive | Iran's Relationship with India has 'Far More Potential' Than China: Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The reaction from Beijing comes hours after PM Modi landed in Leh, days after a ‘violent face-off’ in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan that left 20 Indian jawans martyred.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah stated that ‘the visit of PM will surely boost the morale of our valorous soldiers’. “Leading from the front. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with our brave and courageous personnel of Army, Air Force & ITBP at a forward location in Ladakh. This visit of PM will boost the morale of our soldiers”, said Shah.
Last month, through his monthly radio address “Mann ki Baat”, PM Modi had asserted that India has given a befitting reply to those who cast an evil eye on its territory in Ladakh.
Located at 11,000 feet, Nimu is among the toughest terrains, on the banks of river Indus and surrounded by the Zanskar range.