After a long gap of three months, the supreme military commanders of India and China are preparing for the 12th military talks on Saturday (July 31, 2021). The talks, scheduled to begin on Saturday at 10:30 am on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Mold, will take place between the corps commanders of both armies, this time focusing on the release at the hot springs. Can be done. And the Gogra area.
Round 12 talks are underway to address an open issue between the two troops locked in a 14-month standoff, according to officials wishing to remain anonymous. At the 11th bilateral talks in April this year, the Indian side informed the Chinese side that withdrawal at all points of friction is very important as it helps alleviate ongoing conflicts.
As reported by Financial Express Online earlier this week, the agenda from the Indian side is to ensure that there is a positive move in the withdrawal agreement between hot springs and Gogra.
The troops of both countries began negotiations last month in eastern Ladakh to resolve the border issue. So far, there has been limited success.
Both sides are in talks at various levels, and it is expected that in addition to corps commander-level talks, major-general-level talks will soon continue.
What do you expect in the 12th round?
We hope to have positive results at the end of tomorrow’s 12th meeting. India wants to agree on a departure at two points of friction between Gogra and Hot Springs.
India has called on China to release nearby troops first, followed by escalation and de-guidance.
However, as previously reported, the Chinese side is not in favor of following what India wants. According to the formula quoted above, they “argue that de-escalation and de-guidance should first take place before they are released.”
India-China LAC Issue: Saturday’s 12th Round Negotiations Set
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