India China Ladakh stand-off talks to continue at Brigadier-Colonel level

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India and China will continue the talks to resolve the weeks-long row along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, officials said.

A critical meeting was held on Saturday between Indian and Chinese military officials, led by lieutenant generals from both armies. The meeting took place in a cordial and positive atmosphere in the Chushul-Moldo region.

During the talks, India and China noted that this year marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and agreed that an early resolution would contribute to the further development of the relationship.

Accordingly, the two sides will continue the military and diplomatic engagements to resolve the situation and to ensure peace and tranquility in the border areas, according to officials aware of the development.

Both sides agreed to peacefully resolve the situation in the border areas in accordance with various bilateral agreements, the people cited above said.

In recent weeks, India and China have maintained communication through established diplomatic and military channels to address the situation in areas along the border.

The talks on Saturday, however, ended up inconclusively. The meeting was held between general officer commanding of Leh-based 14 Corps, Lt Gen Harinder Singh met and his Chinese counterpart Major General Liu Lin, who is the commander of South Xinjiang Military Region of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

This was perhaps the first time that lieutenant general-equivalents from both sides met in a sensitive sector to defuse border tensions – the highest talks between India and China at the tactical level have so far usually involved major generals.

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