India, China to hold 10th round of Corps Commander level talks today

Indian and Chinese troops and tanks disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh on February 16. (Photo/ANI)

New Delhi [India], February 20: After finishing the withdrawal cycle from both north and south banks of Pangong Lake, India and China are set to hold the tenth round of Corps Commander level talks at 10 am on Saturday on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Moldo, Army sources had said. 

As per the sources, the different sides will examine separation from other grinding focuses after withdrawal from both Northern and Southern banks of Pangong Lake. 

The separation of troops of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army from the Line of Actual Control was reached after supported exchanges at the military and conciliatory level, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) a week ago. 

"This understanding was reached after a few rounds of supported exchanges at the military and discretionary level," Anurag Srivastava, MEA Spokesperson said in a press instructions, further adding that the following stages post separation has been "plainly 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 headings 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 understanding," Defense Minister said during a meeting in Parliament. 

Besides, 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 stalemate 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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