The Indian and Chinese military are working to schedule their seventh spherical of talks to take steps in the direction of “early and complete” disengagement of troops alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in jap Ladakh in accordance with the present bilateral settlement and protocols, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated on Thursday.
The feedback by the spokesperson of the MEA got here a day after the 2 international locations held one other spherical of diplomatic talks underneath the framework of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs to resolve the five-month-long navy standoff in jap Ladakh.
The two sides have already held a collection of diplomatic and navy talks to defuse the standoff however no concrete breakthrough has been achieved but.
The sixth spherical of Corps commander-level talks was held on September 21 following which they introduced a slew of selections together with to not ship extra troops to the frontline, chorus from unilaterally altering the scenario on the bottom and keep away from taking any actions that will additional complicate issues.
The talks have been held with a selected agenda of drawing a roadmap to implement the five-point settlement reached between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at a gathering in Moscow on September 10 on the sidelines of a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) meet.
“As agreed in the last senior commanders’ meeting, the two sides are now working to schedule the seventh round of the meeting so that both sides can work towards early and complete disengagement of the troops along the LAC in accordance with the existing bilateral agreement and protocols, and fully restore peace and tranquility,” Mr Srivastava stated.
On Wednesday’s diplomatic talks, he stated the 2 sides have been of the view that it was essential to implement the steps outlined within the final assembly of the senior commanders in order to keep away from misunderstandings and to keep up stability on the bottom.
The MEA spokesperson stated the 2 sides reviewed the scenario alongside the LAC and had detailed discussions over it, in addition to reviewing the result of the sixth spherical of navy talks which passed off on September 21.
“As I had noted last week that the meeting had resulted in a joint press release and two sides had agreed on some steps to ensure stability on the ground even as they work towards complete disengagement in all friction areas,” stated Mr Srivastava.
The settlement reached on the S Jaishankar-Wang Yi assembly included measures like fast disengagement of troops, avoiding motion that would escalate tensions, adherence to all agreements and protocols on border administration and steps to revive peace alongside the LAC.
Meanwhile, S Jaishankar on Thursday greeted his Chinese counterpart Wang in addition to the federal government and the individuals of China on the event of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the nation.
“Extend my felicitations to State Councilor & FM Wang Yi and the Government and People of PRC on the 71st anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China,” Mr Jaishankar tweeted.
On October 1, 1949, Chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People’s Republic of China after Communist forces gained a 20-year civil conflict.
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