Third Round Of Border Talks With Chinese Commanders Tomorrow

India-China standoff: Military officials to hold thi..ion along LAC, will meet in Chushul sector at 10.30 am

China, sources said, is making unacceptable demands while the Indian position has been consistent that status quo ante has to be restored as the PLA has been the aggressor by moving its troops forward and setting up infrastructure across the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

In the last round of talks on June 22 at Moldo, which is on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control - the commanders had agreed to step back from the confrontation along a disputed stretch of border.

While Tuesday's meeting was held in Chushul on the Indian side, the previous two took place in Moldo on the Chinese side. The last two meetings at Corp Commander level were held on June 6 and June 22.

While China has been strengthening its positions in the Pangong Tso area and at Patrolling Point 14 (PP-14) in Galwan Valley, another major concern for India has been the military build-up in the depth areas in the region.

"All contentious areas during the current standoff were discussed to stabilise the situation", the sources added.

Chinese military seems to have inscribed a massive Mandarin signage and China's map onto the ground they have occupied in the contested Fingers areas of Ladakh's Pangong Tso. Similar, differences exist in Depsang and Demchok. After the meeting to discuss the standoff between Indian and Chinese army, no official word has come from the officials.

The statement has come given the trust issues after the build-up of Chinese Army in Galwan valley and the loss of 20 Indian Army personnel when the standoff turned violent.

Talks between Corps Commanders of India and China began at Chushul in Ladakh on Tuesday morning aimed at reducing tensions along the border as earlier efforts at de-escalation made no headway on the ground.

The dialogue was carried out to ease out the tense situation and to release 10 Indian soldiers, including four officers, who were in Chinese captivity. Sources said the "massing of troops" in Depsang Plains was also to be taken up at the meeting of the Corps Commanders.



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