Tenth round of India-China talks today

Senior officials of the Indian and Chinese armies meet today for the tenth time to take forward the Galwan Valley disengagement process.

This round of talks comes a day after it was revealed that the two countries had completed the withdrawal of troops and military hardware from the banks of the Pangong lake in Ladakh.

The process of withdrawal began on 10 February. The Corp Commander-level talks is scheduled to start at 10 am today at the Moldo border point on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, the sources said.

These talks began on 6 June 2020 as part of the process to “disengage” in all sensitive areas of the LAC, the de facto border between the two countries in the region. In April 2020, India accused Chinese troops of intruding into its side of the LAC.

Things went haywire when 20 Indian soldier were killed in a clash on 15 June at Galwan Valley, Ladakh. It may be noted that the Chinese government acknowledged their casualities only yesterday.

It may be noted that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 11 February said that China will pull back its troops to the east of Finger 8 areas in the northern bank of Pangong lake while the Indian personnel will be based at their permanent base at Dhan Singh Thapa Post near Finger 3 in the region.