New Delhi: 16th According to reports, a round of talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders to end the more than two-year-old standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh concluded around 10 pm on Sunday. According to reports, the two sides are believed to have discussed the issue of disengagement of troops at patrol point PP-15, known as Hot Springs, in the 16th round of Corps Commander level talks.
The discussion took place on the Indian side of the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point. 14 Corps Commander Lt Gen A Sengupta led the Indian delegation for the talks that began at 9.30 am.
The 16th round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China concluded at 10 pm tonight. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the separation from Eastern Ladakh: Sources
— ANI (@ANI) 17 July 2022
It should be noted that an attempt to resume discussions to defuse the tense situation after the military standoff in May 2020 was initiated by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during an engagement with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bali. On the sidelines of the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Summit.
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The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said, “Recalling the disengagement achieved in some of the friction zones, the External Affairs Minister reiterated the need to maintain the momentum of complete disengagement from all remaining areas to restore peace and tranquility in the border areas.” ” A statement after the meeting.
The last round of talks between the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) took place on March 11.