Monday 6th Dec 2021

India, China to hold 12th round of military talks to ease border tensions

India, China to hold 12th round of military talks to ease border tensions

News Desk: Indian and Chinese commanders will meet in the Ladakh sector on Saturday for the 12th round of military talks in connection with border tensions that started more than a year ago.

The talks will take place at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), at 10.30 am, said a Hindustan Times report citing a source.

Corps commander-ranked officers of the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will take part in the talks, it added.

The last military talks between India and China was held on April 9 when the Indian Army told the PLA that disengagement at all friction points on the disputed border was crucial for the relaxation of the prevailing tension at the border.

“We are expecting forward movement in hammering out a disengagement agreement at Hot Springs and Gogra,” said an official.

The two countries have been engaged in a military standoff for more than a year but disengaged from the Pangong lake area after extensive talks at both military and political levels.

Defense minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister Jaishankar had also met with their Chinese counterparts separately in Moscow, regarding the matter, after which the two countries had agreed to refrain from military actions that can further escalate tensions on the border.