India-China Border: 6th Corps Commander-Level Meet Over LAC
This will be the first time a representative from the Centre will also be a part of the meeting in what can be seen as a move to strengthen India’s negotiations.
India and China are scheduled to hold a Corps Commander-level meet in Moldo on Monday (September 21) to deliberate on the ongoing standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. This will be the first time a representative from the Centre will also be a part of the meeting in what can be seen as a move to strengthen India’s negotiating power. The Indian side will be led by Lt Gen Harinder Singh of the 14 Corps while the Chinese will be represented by PLA Major Gen Lin Liu. Other members of the Indian delegation will include the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Joint Secretary Navin Srivastava as well as Major Gen Abhijeet Bapat and Major Gen Padam Shekhawat.
Inspector-General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Deepam Seth will also be a part of the meeting along with four brigadiers of the Indian Army. MEA Joint Secretary Navin Srivastava is the ministry’s point man on East Asia affairs and has also been a part of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on India-China border affairs. A source said that the country will not be restricted to the issue of friction points and will include the entire stretch of the Indo-China border from North to South.
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