New Delhi: Tension has been going on between India and China on the LAC in Ladakh for almost two years. To end this conflict, 13 rounds of talks have been held between the two countries so far, but no much success has been achieved in this. Meanwhile, the 14th round of talks between the two countries will be held today.
This time the new commanders from both sides will lead the meeting. While from the Chinese side, General Yang Lin, the Army Chief of South Xinjiang District, will attend this meeting, while on the Indian side, Lieutenant General Anindya Sengupta, the head of the 14 Corps Commander, will put the conditions of withdrawal in front of China.
According to the information, this talks are likely to be resolved mainly in the Hot Springs area. The terrain is the only new friction point to be resolved between the two countries. India and China are holding talks on the Line of Actual Control in the eastern Ladakh region to resolve the standoff and 13 rounds of talks have been held so far. The 13th round of Corps Commander-level military talks in October was inconclusive. The Indian Army had said that the Chinese side did not agree to its “constructive suggestion”.
In the earlier talks of both the sides, it was agreed to maintain the pre-position on Pangong Lake and Gogra hills. As a result, the Chinese army returned to its pre-May 2020 position. The Indian Army, which advanced in these areas, has also returned to its former fronts.
Earlier on January 6, India had strongly objected to the illegal construction of a bridge by China on a part of Pangong Lake and said that the government was monitoring the situation. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi, while speaking on reports about a bridge being built by the neighboring country on the Chinese side of Pangong Lake, said, the government is closely monitoring this activity. The bridge is being constructed in areas which have been under illegal Chinese occupation for almost 60 years. As you are well aware, India has never accepted such illegal occupation.
first published:Jan. 12, 2022, 7:50 a.m.