India, China conclude commander-level border talks

The 13th round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China have concluded after more than eight hours of discussion between both sides.

The discussion had begun in the Moldo on the Chinese side at 10:30 am to address the ongoing military stand-off between both countries along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Earlier on October 7, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had informed that it expected Beijing to work towards early resolution of the remaining issue along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh by fully abiding by bilateral agreements and protocols.

Meanwhile, Indian MEA S Jaishankar, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan met Chinese counterpart Wang Yi to discuss the border tensions and disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in border areas.

Soldiers of India and China had clashed last year, resulting in several lives on both sides. The clashes erupted after the transgression by Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) in Galwan Valley.

Since the incident, more than a year had passed, but tensions continued to simmer between the two Asian giants.

Twelve rounds of military talks and a series of diplomatic discussions were also held between India and China, but the tensions continued.

There has been some disengagement, but India says complete disengagement will only result in de-escalation. Some disengagement has indeed taken place recently, but it is not complete.


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