India-China border dispute: Lt. General level talks to be held today

India-China border dispute: Lt. General level talks to be held today

New Delhi. There will be another round of Lieutenant General level talks on Tuesday between the Indian and Chinese armies to ease tensions in eastern Ladakh and finalize ways to repel forces from sensitive areas. Sources said that this will be the third round of talks at the level of lieutenant general and it will be on Indian land along the Line of Actual Control in the Chushul sector. The time to start the conversation is kept at 10:30 am. In the first two rounds of negotiations, the Indian side insisted on the restoration of the status quo and the immediate withdrawal of thousands of Chinese troops from Galvan Valley, Pangong So and other areas.

The first two meetings were held in Moldo on the LAC towards China. For the last seven weeks, the forces of India and China have been face to face in many places in eastern Ladakh. Tension has increased manifold after the 20 Indian jawans attained heroism in a clash in the Galvan Valley on 15 June. In the second round of talks on June 22, a "mutual agreement" was reached between the two sides to "retreat" to tense places in eastern Ladakh. Sources said that the two sides are expected to discuss on the move towards implementing the decision to repel the forces on Tuesday. The Indian delegation will be led by the 14th Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh while the Chinese side can be led by the Commander of the Tibet Military District. There was a violent clash between the two sides in Galvan on the night of 15 June following which both sides held at least three rounds of Major General level talks