Round 8 of Military Talks Between India And China To Happen Today
The military commanders of both the countries will meet in Chushul, where India is expected to push for a complete disengagement of Chinese troops from the friction points in eastern Ladakh
Another attempt to salvage the border standoff between India and China is expected to take place today with the military commanders of both the countries meeting at the Indian side of Chushul at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The eighth round of the Corps Commander talks will begin at 9.30 am according to sources.
India will reportedly push for the complete disengagement of the Chinese troops from the Indian side in Eastern Ladakh and demand for a de-escalation from the friction points. Joint Secretary in the East Asia division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Naveen Srivastava will also join the negotiations along with Lieutenant General PGK Menon.
The seventh round of military talks that had taken place on 12 October yielded no concrete results for the LAC situation. Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi met in September in Moscow and agreed to curb any further escalation at the border till a resolution is reached. The five-month long tensions between Indo-China started with violence in June in Galwan, when a group of Chinese soldiers transgressed into the Indian side of the LAC.
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