New Delhi: After a violent clash between troops of two nations, India and China on Monday are holding military talks at Corps Commander-level meeting for the first time at Moldo Border Personnel Meeting point on the Chinese side to resolve the ongoing standoff in the Eastern Ladakh region.
Sources in the Indian Army said, “India and China to hold Corps Commander-level meetings at Moldo. The meeting is underway.
The sources said that the scheduled time for the meeting to begin was 1130 hours.
Prior to this, both the countries had held three rounds of military talks at Major General-level after a violent face-off in the Galwan Valley on June 15.
The Indian delegation is being led by Leh-based 14 Corps Commander Lt General Harinder Singh while the Chinese side is being represented by South Xinjiang Military Division Corps Commander Major General Lin Liu.
Last time, the Corps Commander of the Himalayan Nations had met on June 6, wherein India had demanded restoration of April status quo, reducing mobilisation near Galwan nala.
On the other hand, China had asked India not to construct roads along border areas. India’s stand was that construction is going inside the LAC, therefore there is no logic behind Chinese objection.
During the meeting, it was decided that the military of two neighbouring countries will disengage in a phased manner.
During the process of disengagement, a violent clash erupted which led to killing of 20 Indian soldiers. However, the Chinese had also suffered casualties but they did not disclose the figure.