India and China are holding the 8th round of military commander-level talks on the Indian side of Chushul-Moldo border post in eastern Ladakh. The talks began on Friday (November 6) in Chushul
The talks are crucial and New Delhi hopes for partial disengagement at some friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
quoted official sources as saying that the Indian Army will press for comprehensive disengagement of troops by the Chinese PLA from all the friction points in eastern Ladakh at the talks.
Nearly 50,000 Indian Army troops are currently deployed in a high state of combat readiness in various mountainous locations in eastern Ladakh in sub-zero conditions as multiple rounds of talks between the two sides have not yielded concrete outcome to resolve the six-month-long military standoff.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has also deployed an equal number of troops, according to officials.
The last round of Corps Commander-level talks had taken place on October 12 but there was no breakthrough on the disengagement of troops from the friction points. The standoff between the two sides erupted in early May.