India, China to hold 13th round of talks to discuss military stand-off on Oct 10

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Army sources said that India and China will hold the 13th round of talks on October 10 to resolve the ongoing military standoff between the two countries.

New Delhi: India and China will hold the 13th round of talks on October 10 to resolve the ongoing military standoff between the two countries.

Sources said talks will be held in Moldo (Chusul) on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and a solution to the friction point in the hot springs will be discussed.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that it expects China to work towards an early resolution of the remaining issue along the Line of Control (LoC) in eastern Ladakh by fully adhering to bilateral agreements and protocols.

Addressing a weekly media briefing, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “It is our expectation that China will work towards an early resolution of the remaining issue along the Line of Control (LoC) in eastern Ladakh, while maintaining bilateral agreements and protocols.” Will fully comply.”

Earlier, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and the two leaders discussed border tensions and disruptions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). border area.

Last year, soldiers from India and China clashed, resulting in the loss of many lives on both sides. The clashes followed a violation by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Galwan Valley. More than a year had passed since the incident, but tensions between the two countries continue.

India and China held more than 12 rounds of military talks and a series of diplomatic talks, but tensions still persist. There has been some disengagement, but India maintains that complete disengagement will only result in de-escalation. Some of the dissolution has actually happened recently, but it is not complete. (ANI)

First published:October 9, 2021, 4:34 pm

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