Deependra Singh Hooda
1 November 2023
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs statement read, “The two sides exchanged views in a frank, open and constructive manner for an early and mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues along the LAC in the Western Sector, in accordance with the guidance provided by the national leadership of the two countries and building on the progress made in the last round of Corps Commanders' M. [...] Although some elements of a light CAB eventually withdrew, a majority of the deployed forces remained in place along the LAC.28 During his address at the 22nd session of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar urged the members to strictly adhere to the “principles of international law, respecting. [...] The police launched a massive crackdown in the capital in the evening on BNP supporters involved in arson and arrested BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.31 The incident brought back memories of the three months of unrest the country had witnessed before the general election of 2014 when the BNP and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami had made a similar demand for a caretaker government. [...] During the talks, the two leaders of the delegations signed the Cooperation Agreement on the Responsibilities and Functions of the Joint Technical Team (JTT) on the Delimitation and Demarcation of the China-Bhutan Boundary. [...] The JTT was established during the 13th Expert Group Meeting to assist the Expert Group in the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Three-Step Roadmap.43 India Strategic Review | Vol.