Indio-China armies hold Major General-level talks at DBO & Chushul

Indian and Chinese armies met for Major General-level talks in DBO and Chushul to resolve the ongoing conflict in eastern Ladakh.

On Friday, representatives of the Indian and Chinese armies met for Major General-level talks in DBO and Chushul to resolve the ongoing conflict in eastern Ladakh. The development comes two days after the 19th round of Indo-China Corps Commander level meeting at the Chushul-Moldo border.

According to reports, Major General PK Mishra and Major General Hariharan represented the Indian side at the two locations. The talks are being held to resolve the issues at Depsang Plains and CNN Junction.

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These two countries have been in a border conflict in certain parts of the northern union territory for more than three years.

Earlier, these two sides met in the 19th round of the China-India Corps Commander level meeting at the Chushul-Moldo border. The talks held on August 13 and 14 were said to have taken place in a “candid and pragmatic atmosphere” on the Indian side of the border. However, no indications have been given by a joint press release about a breakthrough in the disengagement of troops at the remaining friction points.

Wang Wenbin, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, ” China commends the progress made through the meeting. In a candid and pragmatic atmosphere, the two sides had a positive, constructive and in-depth discussion on the resolution of the remaining issues along the LAC in the Western Sector.”

After the most serious military conflict between the two sides in decades in the Galwan Valley in June 2020, relations between India and China have nosedived. Since then, extensive military and diplomatic talks have resulted in a gradual disengagement along the border. Some areas in eastern Ladakh remain a concern, while the process has been completed in the north and south banks of Pangong Lake and in the Gogra area in 2021.