- Recent Corps Commander level talks with India
- China’s army said that four points were agreed upon
- 16th round of talks with China was held on 17th July
LAC Dispute: China’s military said on Thursday that the recent Corps Commander-level talks with India have reached an agreement on four points, including maintaining the pace of restoration of bilateral ties, effectively managing differences and maintaining stability along the border. keeping is included. India and China failed to resolve the remaining points of the standoff in the 16th round of talks on 17 July on the ongoing standoff in eastern Ladakh. But both sides have agreed to continue the dialogue to reach an acceptable solution.
A day after India-China military talks, both sides in a joint statement reiterated that resolution of pending issues would help restore peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the region and lead to progress in bilateral ties. Official sources in Delhi said that during the talks, India stressed on the early withdrawal of troops from all points of standoff in the area and restoration of the situation before April 2020.
What did China say in its statement
It is noteworthy that the standoff with China started in Eastern Ladakh after April 2020. Commenting on the 16th round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China, Spokesperson and Senior Colonel Wu Qian of the Ministry of National Defense of China said that the two sides discussed “proactive and forward-looking issues and discussed four points”. Colonel Wu was quoted as saying on the official website of the Chinese military, ‘China Military Online’ that the points of standoff along the Line of Actual Control were discussed in the meeting of the commanders. In a briefing to the online media on Thursday, he said they reached an “agreement” on four points.
According to China, agreed on four points
- Elaborating on the points of agreement, he said that the first point is to follow the political direction and seriously implement the important consensus reached between the leaders of the two countries.
- The second consensus is to focus on the overall situation and maintain the momentum of bilateral relations.
- He said the third consensus is to effectively manage and control differences and maintain security and stability in the border area till the issue is resolved.
- Colonel Wu explained that the fourth agreement was reached on maintaining dialogue between the two sides so that a solution acceptable to both sides could be reached at the earliest. He said at present the situation in the border area between India and China is generally stable and the military and diplomatic level talks between the two countries have never stopped.
Violent clash took place in Pangong Lake area
Significantly, after a violent clash in the Pangong Lake area, a standoff situation arose on the border with eastern Ladakh on 5 May 2020. After this, both the countries gradually increased the deployment of troops and weapons in the area. After several rounds of military and diplomatic-level talks, the two sides withdrew troops last year from the northern and southern banks of Pangong Lake in the Gogra area. At present, 50 to 60 thousand soldiers are deployed from both the countries in the sensitive areas of LAC.
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