Tension has been continuing between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since May. Meanwhile, military representatives will hold talks for the eighth time next week to resolve the border dispute in Eastern Ladakh. Earlier, all round talks on the issue of reducing the deployment of the force on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) were impractical.
Now the winters have also arrived and the soldiers have to stay there at a temperature of minus 30 degrees Celsius. This time Lieutenant General PGK Menon will lead the negotiations on behalf of India, while Naveen Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs will also be included in the delegation.
The Indian Express gave this information in a report quoting sources. According to the news, sources said that the next round of talks could be largely to send back troops from both sides on the north and south sides of Pangong Tso. Since May, there has been a confrontation between the soldiers of the two countries. This area comes in the part of India, but Chinese soldiers are not ready to retreat from here.
Earlier, the military commanders of the two countries met seven times to resolve the six-month-old deadlock at the India-China border. The last meeting was held on October 12, in which no decision was reached. After the meeting, the Indian Army issued a statement saying that the two sides held constructive talks on reducing the deployment of force along the Line of Actual Control in the western region of the India-China border.
The army also said that both sides agreed to continue talks through military and diplomatic channels, and would agree to reduce the force as soon as possible. On 30 August, India captured important hill heights – Rechan La, Rejang La, Mukarpi and Tebop, on the southern shore of Pangong Lake, which were unmanned until then. India has also deployed some forces near the blacktop.
The recent tension between India and China began on 5 May. India was building a road near Pangong Tso Lake in North Sikkim. China opposed this. The soldiers of the two countries clashed. A growing matter reached Ladakh from here. The Chinese army set up tents in the Finger area and Galvan Valley in eastern Ladakh. India asked to remove them. On 15 June, there was a skirmish between the soldiers of both countries. In this, 20 soldiers of India were martyred. It is claimed that 43 Chinese soldiers were also killed. However, he did not confirm this.