Fifth Round of Corps Commander-Level talks held by India and China along the LOC

The fifth round of Corps Commanders talks between India and China are being held at Moldo which is on the Chinese side. The talks are being done to take up the issue of delayed process of disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

On 2nd August, the talks started around 11am in the morning at Moldo which is opposite Chushul. The Chinese side gave the confirmation of the meeting at 1st August, 2020. Leh-based 14 Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Harinder Singh and South Xinjiang military commander Maj. Gen. Lin. Liu. Conducted the earlier rounds.

Four rounds of talks have been held by the Corps Commanders of both sides as dated on June 6, 22, 30 and July 14. These were done to discuss about the de-escalation of the built-up areas in Galwan Valley, Gogra Hot-Springs and Finger Area in the Ladakh sector along the LAC. The demand of India is to restore the status quo along the boundary line which is unsettled.

Ministry of External Affairs stated that the process of disengagement of troops has not been completed yet but China maintained its stance by saying that the process has been completed. The first phase of disengagement was undertaken in the early July which was incomplete and was completed only at Galwan Valley and Patrolling Point 15.

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