NEW DELHI: As India and China maintain stable but confrontational positions in Eastern
said on Thursday that, “the immediate task is to ensure a comprehensive disengagement of troops in all the friction areas.” The two sides are reportedly engaged in high-level talks to resolve the stand-off.
According to sources, China has been asking for a de-escalation of armoured and artillery units before disengagement. That is unacceptable to the Indian side because China has a much easier route to re-arm its troops, unlike India.
told journalists, “India and China continue to have discussions through both diplomatic and military channels to peacefully resolve the issues along the LAC in India China border areas. This is in keeping with the agreement reached between the two Foreign Ministers during their meeting in
on 10 September 2020.”
Srivastava said the “two sides have reiterated their desire to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and arrive at a mutually acceptable solution for disengagement as early as possible.” The two sides held a WMCC on September 30 and a military commanders meeting which was held on October 12.