LAC showdown with China | Gogra Heights, Hot Springs and Depsang Plains: India, China discuss disengagement on remaining sticking points at LAC

India China talks on LAC disengagement

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Highlights

  • On Friday, the Indian delegation was led by Lieutenant General PGK Menon, commander of the 14th Corps based in Leh.
  • Indian Army General Manoj Mukund Naravane gave credit for disengagement to all stakeholders
  • The 10th round of talks at the military level took place on February 20

New Delhi: India and China held their 11e series of disengagement talks at corps commander level on the Ladakh impasse, with Gogra heights, hot springs and Depsang plains again being at the heart of the discussion.

After successfully disengaging in the Pangong Tso Lake area near the Real Line of Control (LAC), the two countries had a constructive dialogue to disengage from the remaining sticking points of Gogra, Hot Springs and Depsang, have informed of army sources.

The meeting reportedly lasted around 1 p.m. on Friday and ended at 11:30 p.m.

The new round of dialogue began around 10:30 a.m. at the Chushul border post on the Indian side of LAC in eastern Ladakh. On Friday, the Indian delegation was led by Lieutenant General PGK Menon, commander of the 14th Corps based in Leh.

Indian Army General Manoj Mukund Naravane gave credit for the disengagement to all stakeholders, and also said the country had benefited enormously from the contributions given by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

The 10th round of military-level talks took place on February 20, just two days after the two servicemen concluded the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the northern and southern shores of Pangong Tso.

The two countries have been in a fierce military standoff for nearly a year, but withdrew from the controversial Pangong Tso Lake area in March after lengthy talks at the military and political levels.

The LAC standoff began on May 5 last year after a violent clash near the Pangong Tso Lake area, with the two sides gradually stepping up their deployment by rushing in tens of thousands of troops as well as heavy weapons. .

“We would like to see a disengagement from the remaining areas which would lead to de-escalation in eastern Ladakh and which we hope will lead to the restoration of peace and tranquility and provide the necessary conditions for the progress of our bilateral relations. global, ”Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said Thursday.

Full statement from the Ministry of Defense

The 11th India-China Corps Commander-level Meeting was held at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on April 9, 2021. The two sides had a detailed exchange of views to resolve the remaining issues related to the disengagement on April 9, 2021. along the LAC in eastern Ladakh.

The two sides agreed on the need to quickly resolve outstanding issues in accordance with existing agreements and protocols. In this context, it was also stressed that the completion of the disengagement in other areas would allow both sides to consider a de-escalation of forces and ensure the full restoration of peace and tranquility and allow for progress. in bilateral relations.

The two sides agreed that it was important to build on the consensus of their leaders, to continue their communication and dialogue and to work for a mutually acceptable resolution of the outstanding issues as soon as possible. They also agreed to jointly maintain stability on the ground, avoid any further incidents and jointly maintain peace in border areas.

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