India, China to hold 11th round of military commander level talks tomorrow

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New Delhi (NVI): The 11th round of military commander level talks between India and China over border standoff at Line of Actual Control (LAC) will take place tomorrow, where the two sides will seek to resolve the ongoing issues along with the friction points in Gogra, Hot Springs and Depsang in Ladakh.

The last meeting between military commanders took place on February 20 after completion of disengagement at Pangong Lake area in Ladakh.

Pertinent to mention here that despite the disengagement process, military faceoff continues in Depsang, Hot Springs and Gogra Hills areas.

Last week, India had again pitched for an early disengagement of troops from the remaining areas in Eastern Ladakh, saying that it expects China to cooperate in the process.

New Delhi had reiterated that de-escalation of forces alone will lead to restoration of peace and tranquility in the region.

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi, in a press briefing on April 2, had referred to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s recent comments that a prolongation of the situation is in neither side’s interest.

Bagchi had recalled that after the disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops in Pangong Lake area, that was completed in February this year, “was a significant step forward and it has provided a good basis for resolution of other remaining issues along the LAC in Western Sector”.

He had said that after the February disengagement, the 10th round of Senior Commanders meeting, a telecon between EAM Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, and a WMCC interaction on 12 March, “there is a consensus that the two sides should now quickly resolve the remaining issues along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh.”