India-China Border Row: 10th round of Corps Commander level talks to take place on Saturday

As per defense sources, India and China are scheduled to hold the 10th round of Corps Commander level talks at 10 am on Saturday on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Moldo after the completion of the disengagement which is currently taking place at Pangong Tso.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 19, 2021 12:29 IST
India-China Border Row: 10th round of Corps Commander level talks to take place on Saturday
Indian Army & Chinese PLA

According to Army sources, after completing the disengagement process from both the north and south banks of Pangong Lake, India and China are scheduled to hold the 10th round of Corps Commander level talks at 10 am on Saturday on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Moldo. 

According to the sources, the two sides will discuss disengagement from other friction points after the disengagement from both the Northern and Southern banks of Pangong Lake is completed in accordance with the agreement that was signed on Feb 10 

The disengagement of troops of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army from the Line of Actual Control was reached after sustained negotiations at the military and diplomatic level, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) last week.

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"This agreement was reached after several rounds of sustained negotiations at the military and diplomatic level," Anurag Srivastava, MEA Spokesperson said in a press briefing, further adding that the next steps post disengagement has been "clearly spelled out" by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during his speech in the Parliament.

"India's strategy and approach during disengagement talks with China are based on directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that we will not allow an inch of our territory to be taken by anyone. It is a result of our firm resolve that we have reached the situation of an agreement," Defence Minister said during a session in Parliament.

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In addition to this, the MEA spokesperson had informed further that no date has been set for the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs. The two countries have had a stand-off along the LAC since April-May last year due to actions of the Chinese army and have held several rounds of military and diplomatic talks.

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