Ladakh Standoff: India, China to hold 14th round of corps commander talks on January 12

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New Delhi: The 14th round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China is likely to be held on January 12 to resolve the military standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

This will be the first time that the new 14th Fire and Fury Corps Commander of the Indian Army, Lt Gen Anindya Sengupta will represent the country in talks with the Chinese side. He formally assumed office on Tuesday.

News agency ANI quoted government sources as saying that the 14th round of India-China talks is likely to be held on January 12, mainly to resolve the hot springs area.

India and China are holding talks on the Line of Actual Control in the eastern Ladakh region to resolve the standoff and 13 rounds of talks have taken place so far.

Conflict resolved in Pangong Lake and Gogra sectors

At the moment, both sides are trying to resolve the standoff in the hot springs sector. There has been a standoff between the two countries since the Chinese invasion last year. The conflict sites in Pangong Lake and Gogra areas have been resolved.

However, the impasse at Hot Springs is yet to be resolved. Sources say that India is also exploring solutions to the DBO area and CNN Junction area, which are considered heritage and old issues.

Bloody conflict in June 2020

Let us inform that in June 2020, there was a bloody conflict in the Galvan Valley of Eastern Ladakh, in which casualties were reported from both sides. India is working towards establishing peace in the region but has also maintained a high level of preparedness to thwart any misadventure by enemy troops.

India has also rapidly developed infrastructure in terms of roads and housing for soldiers and sources estimate that if such a large number of troops are required, India could reach more than 2 lakh soldiers in the region in extreme winters. can be reached easily.

First Published:January 7, 2022, 7:39 pm

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