Ladakh: No solution to LAC standoff as India, China conclude 13th round of military talks

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Indian Army officials told the media that the 13th round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China concluded after more than eight hours of discussions between the two sides.

New Delhi: India and China have been locked in a border dispute since last year when Chinese PLA troops infiltrated Indian territory in eastern Ladakh across the LAC.

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Indian Army officials told the media that the 13th round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China concluded after more than eight hours of discussions between the two sides.

Discussions on the Chinese side of the LAC had started in Moldo at 10:30 am to address the ongoing military standoff between the two countries along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

Earlier on Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had informed that it expects Beijing to work towards an early resolution of the remaining issue along the LAC in eastern Ladakh by fully adhering to bilateral agreements and protocols.

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

Last year, soldiers from India and China clashed, resulting in the loss of many lives on both sides. The clashes broke out after the violation by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Galwan Valley.

More than a year had passed since the incident in galwan valleyBut tensions continue between the two Asian giants India and China.

A total of 12 rounds of military talks and a series of diplomatic talks were also held between India and China, but tensions still persist.

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There has been some disengagement, but India insists that only complete disengagement will result in de-escalation. Some of the dissolution has actually happened recently, but it is not complete.

First published:October 11, 2021, 8:19 am

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