India, China conclude 16-hour military talks, discuss further disengagement at three friction points in Eastern Ladakh

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New Delhi [India], February 21: The 10th round of Corps officer level talks among India and China closed following 16 hours at Moldo, on the Chinese side of Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Sunday as the conversation zeroed in on additional withdrawal at three contact focuses in Eastern Ladakh, including Gogra statures, Hot Springs and Depsang fields, Army sources said. 

As indicated by the sources, the long distance race talks started at 10 am Saturday and finished at 2 am Sunday. This most recent round of talks comes two days in the wake of finishing the separation interaction from both the north and south banks of Pangong Lake. 

The withdrawal of troops of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) from the LAC was reached after supported arrangements at the military and discretionary level, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) a week ago. 

"This understanding was reached after a few rounds of supported dealings at the military and political level," Anurag Srivastava, MEA representative had said in a press preparation, further adding that the following stages post separation has been "unmistakably spelt out" by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh during his discourse in the Parliament. 

"India's methodology and approach during withdrawal chats with China depend on bearings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that we won't permit an inch of our domain to be taken by anybody. It is an aftereffect of our firm determination that we have arrived at the circumstance of an arrangement," Defense Minister said during a meeting in Parliament a week ago. 

Moreover, the MEA representative had educated further that no date has been set for the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs. 

The two nations have had a deadlock along the LAC since April-May a year ago because of activities of the Chinese armed force and have held a few rounds of military and political talks. (ANI)
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