As per recent reports, the tenth round of corps-commander level talks between the Indian Army and the Chinese PLA lasted for 16 hours. The meeting started at 10 am on Saturday (February 20), which lasted till 2 pm. Earlier, both neighboring countries completed the process of disengagement of troops on both sides of Pangong Lake in East Ladakh on Friday.
In the latest round of senior commander-level talks, the two countries discussed the disengagement of soldiers from Depsang, Hot Springs, and Gogra region. The talks took place in Moldo, south of Pangong Lake in the Chushul sector, on the Chinese side, across the LAC (Line of Actual Control).
According to defense sources, the focus of the dialogue has been on advancing the disengagement process. The two sides met to discuss its modalities & procedures.
The two countries have been holding diplomatic and military talks for the last nine months, following increasing tension on the high-altitude border in April 2020.
The situation between the two countries became tense when a bloody clash took place between the two sides in the Galvan Valley of Ladakh on 15 June, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed while on duty.
There were also reports of 35 Chinese soldiers being killed in this clash. However, China denied this earlier but now confirmed the death of five soldiers.