India and China have concluded the 13th round of Corps Commander level talks in over 8 hours of deliberations involving both sides, ANI reported as informed by Army.
The 13th round of Line of Actual Control (LAC) talks began in Moldo which lies on China’s side at 10:30 am. The purpose of the talks was to address the ongoing military stand-off between India and China along the LAC in eastern Ladakh.
On Thursday, October 7, 2021, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had stated that it expected China to work towards early resolution of the remaining issue along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh by fully adhering to bilateral agreements and protocols.
Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan had also met Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and discussed the border tensions and disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in border areas.
Soldiers of India and China had clashed last year resulting in the loss of several lives on both sides. The clashes erupted after the transgression by Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) in Galwan Valley.
More than a year had passed since the incident, but tensions continue to simmer between the two Asian giants.
12 rounds of military talks and a series of diplomatic parleys were also held between India and China, but the tensions still continue.
There has been some disengagement, but India says full disengagement will only result in de-escalation. Some disengagement has indeed taken place recently, but it is not complete.
Courtesy – www.dnaindia.com