To take forward the disengagement process in eastern Ladakh, the 10th round of military-level meetings between India and China, which began on Saturday, lasted until two in the morning on Sunday. In this long-running meeting, the two sides submitted their proposals to each other on several issues. The Indian Express quoted sources as saying that they would be considered at the political level before taking the proposals forward or discussing them in the next round of talks, which is likely to happen 15 days later.
He said the two sides agreed to continue the negotiations, which could take place at “different levels”. He said the discussion expected some movement at frictions points at Hot Springs and Gogra Post before any move to the controversial Depsang grounds.
These new rounds of negotiations have taken place between the two countries after the restoration of the status quo and disengagement on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso. After the meeting, a joint India-China statement said that the two sides “clearly and deeply exchanged views” on the remaining issues on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the important consensus of the leaders of their respective countries. Agreed to follow. ”
The statement underscored the commitment to continue the dialogue and emphasized “a mutually acceptable solution to the rest of the issues in a stable and systematic manner”.
The Indian delegation was led by Lieutenant General PGK Menon, commander of the XIV Corps at Leh, while Major General Liu Lin, commander of the South Xinjiang Military District, led the PLA team at the meeting.
The newspaper quoted military sources as saying about Patrolling Point 15 (PP15) in Hot Springs, Gogra Post, Friction Points of PP 10, 11, 11A, 12, 13 in PP17A and Charging-Ninglung Nala (CNN) in Demchok area There was no new agreement between the two sides.
However, he said that the two sides “shared their respective proposals with each other” for these issues, and expected to consider them between a week to a fortnight, as they discussed these proposals at the top levels Have to do it.
According to sources, both sides were happy with the disengagement process of Pangong Tso. While India had asked Chinese troops to move beyond Finger 8 in the north, China wanted Indian troops to clear the heights of the Kailash range in the south.