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What did India tell China by mentioning Demchok and Depsang?

What did India tell China by mentioning Demchok and Depsang?

India- China Military Talks on Eastern Ladakh: Military-level talks were held between India and China on Sunday (April 23) regarding eastern Ladakh. During this, the top level military officials of both the countries had open and in-depth discussions regarding the solution of the remaining issues related to this region. Under this, both the parties agreed to work on mutually fair and equitable solutions. A statement was issued on Monday (April 24) by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs regarding this conversation.

consensus on security and stability

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, both sides had frank and in-depth discussions on the resolution of relevant issues related to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the western sector. The ministry said, “Both sides agreed to maintain close contact and communication through military and diplomatic channels and work on mutually acceptable solutions to the remaining issues.” But agreed to maintain security and stability.

The Ministry of External Affairs said, “Both sides held frank and in-depth discussions on the resolution of relevant issues related to the LAC in the western sector so as to maintain peace and stability in the border areas, thereby facilitating progress in bilateral relations.” That the government refers to eastern Ladakh as the western sector. According to the ministry, “there was an open and frank discussion in line with the guidance received from the meeting of the leaders of the two countries and the foreign ministers of the two countries in March 2023”.

Informed sources said that the Indian side insisted on the resolution of issues in the remaining areas of conflict in Demchok and Depsang in eastern Ladakh. At the same time, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in Beijing that the two sides had in-depth exchange of views on expeditiously resolving relevant issues. On March 2, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang on the sidelines of a G20 group meeting in New Delhi. In this, Jaishankar had told Kang that the situation of India-China relations is ‘abnormal’.

Military level talks took place after about 4 months

India and China held the 18th round of Corps Commander level talks on Sunday to resolve the remaining disputed issues of eastern Ladakh. The meeting took place at the Chushul-Moldo border post on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh on the Chinese side. This meeting has taken place ahead of the proposed visit of Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu to India, who will come here to participate in an important meeting of the Defense Minister level of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

This meeting is being held under the chairmanship of India. Sunday’s military talks came nearly four months after the last round of talks between senior commanders of the two sides. The Indian delegation was led by Lieutenant General Rashim Bali, commander of the Leh-based 14th Corps. This military corps handles the border security arrangements on the LAC in the Ladakh region.

The standoff started in eastern Ladakh on May 5, 2020 after a violent clash between the soldiers of the two countries. After this, as a result of several rounds of military and diplomatic level talks between the two countries, both sides withdrew their troops from the north and south banks of Pangong Lake and the Gogra region. However some issues still remain.

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