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Ladakh border standoff: Indian, Chinese armies working to schedule subsequent spherical of army talks, says MEA – India News , Firstpost

The feedback by the MEA spokesperson got here a day after the 2 nations held one other spherical of diplomatic talks to resolve the five-month-long army standoff in japanese Ladakh

Situation tense on the LAC. AFP

New Delhi: The Indian and Chinese armies are working to schedule their seventh spherical of talks to take steps in direction of “early and complete” disengagement of troops alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in japanese 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 nations held one other spherical of diplomatic talks beneath the framework of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs to resolve the five-month-long army standoff in japanese Ladakh.

The two sides have already held a sequence of diplomatic and army 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 state of affairs on the bottom and keep away from taking any actions which will additional complicate issues.

The army talks had been held with a particular 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 10 September 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,” Srivastava stated.

On Wednesday’s diplomatic talks, he stated the 2 sides had 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 take care of stability on the bottom.

The MEA spokesperson stated the 2 sides reviewed the state of affairs alongside the LAC and had detailed discussions over it, apart from reviewing the end result of the sixth spherical of army talks which came about on 21 September.

“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 Srivastava.

The settlement reached on the Jaishankar-Wang assembly included measures like fast disengagement of troops, avoiding motion that might escalate tensions, adherence to all agreements and protocols on border administration and steps to revive peace alongside the LAC.

Meanwhile, Jaishankar on Thursday greeted his Chinese counterpart Wang in addition to the federal government and the folks of China on the event of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the nation.

“Extend my felicitations to State Councilor and FM Wang Yi and the Government and People of PRC on the 71st anniversary of the founding of People”s Republic of China,” Jaishankar tweeted.

On 1 October, 1949, Chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People’s Republic of China after Communist forces received a 20-year civil conflict.

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