A meeting between the military commanders of India and China is currently underway to reduce tensions near the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control. The fact border between Two neighbors.
The lieutenant general level talks, chaired by two lieutenant generals of the Indian Army, are being held near the traditional Chinese border post in Moldo, near eastern Ladakh, sources said. The Joint Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs is also attending the meeting.
Indian and Chinese troops are heavily engaged on the LAC, especially in eastern Ladakh, including the tourist draw Pangong Lake and some other places in the rocky, mountainous region where weather conditions are unclear.
Indian and Chinese military commanders have met several times since and on June 15 when troops from both sides engaged in violent confrontation.
The news agency PTI quoted unnamed government sources as saying that today’s meeting is the sixth phase of corp commander-level talks, focusing on the implementation of the agreement reached between the two countries on disengagement and de-escalation in eastern Ladakh.
For the first time, a joint secretary-level official of the External Affairs Ministry is part of the Indian delegation, sources said, adding that India is looking for some tangible results of the dialogue.
During a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Moscow on September 10, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi reached an agreement on resolving the border issue.
The agreement includes measures such as rapid displacement of troops, avoidance of tensions, compliance with all agreements and protocols on border management, and measures to restore peace with the LAC.
The Indian delegation will be led by Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, commander of the 14th Corps in Leh, while Major General Liu Lin, commander of the South Xinjiang military zone on the Chinese side, will lead the talks.
PTI quoted a source as saying that in the talks, India would insist on complete disbandment of Chinese troops from the points of confrontation as soon as possible.
The army has made arrangements to maintain the current level of troops and weapons in eastern Ladakh and other sensitive high-altitude areas during the harsh winter months, the sources said.
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