After completing the disengagement process from both the north and south banks of Pangong Lake, the 10th round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China are currently underway at Moldo, on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
According to the Army sources, discussions on disengagement from other friction points, including Gogra, Hot Springs and Depsang plains are on the table.
The talks began on Saturday at 10 am.
The disengagement of troops of the Indian Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was reached after sustained negotiations at the military and diplomatic level, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) last week.
“This agreement was reached after several rounds of sustained negotiations at the military and diplomatic level,” Anurag Srivastava, MEA spokesperson had said in a press briefing, further adding that the next steps post disengagement has been “clearly spelt out” by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during his speech in the Parliament.
“India’s strategy and approach during disengagement talks with China are based on directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that we will not allow an inch of our territory to be taken by anyone. It is a result of our firm resolve that we have reached the situation of an agreement,” Defence Minister said during a session in Parliament last week.
Furthermore, the MEA spokesperson had informed further that no date has been set for the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs.
The two countries have had a stand-off along the LAC since April-May last year due to actions of the Chinese army and have held several rounds of military and diplomatic talks.