Indo-China 8th round of Corps Commander talks underway at Ladakh

Indo-China 8th round of Corps Commander talks underway at Ladakh
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November 6: The 8th round of Corps Commander talks between India and China is underway on the Indian side of Chushul-Moldo border post in eastern Ladakh. The discussion began at 9:30 am, Friday. The Indian delegation is led by Lt. Gen. PGK Menon, the newly-appointed Commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps.

The talks are to reduce the standoff at the eastern part of Ladakh going on since the beginning of May 2020. More than 50,000 troops are deployed at a high state of combat at various eastern mountains bases. Similarly, even the Chinese side has deployed an equal number of troops. 

The previous joint meeting between army officials of both sides resulted in an agreement to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels to arrive at a mutually acceptable solution for disengagement as early as possible.

According to reports of MSN News, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar recently said the ties between India and China have come under severe stress and that the agreements inked by both sides on the management of the border must be respected "scrupulously" in their "entirety" to restore normalcy in relations.

Further, at the sixth round of meeting talks both the Indian side and Chinese side came to a mutual decision that not to send more troops to the frontline, refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground and avoid taking any actions that may further complicate matters