India-China talks yield no results so far, situation at LAC remains unchanged: Report

Days after Foreign Ministers of India and China held a meeting in Russia’s Moscow, aimed at “easing border tensions” at LAC in Ladakh, the situation has remained “unchanged and meetings have yielded no results so far.”

Quoting sources, a report by WION said that situation at LAC is quiet and no major  movement has been seen by the Chinese troops, adding that build up by Chinese troops remains along the LAC.

The 5 point joint statement after the 2 hour long meet between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi called troops of both sides to continue “dialogue, quickly disengage, maintain proper distance and ease tensions.” Asked if Foreign Minister-level level talks between the two countries yielded results, the source said, these are still “very early days”.

The report added that 6th Corp Commanders level meet between the two nations would take place soon and this meeting will decide the future action on the ground vis-a-vis disengagement. However, the date and time of the meet has not been decided yet.

Earlier on Friday, aimed to resolve the issues, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met on the sidelines of a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) foreign ministers’ meeting in Moscow in order to end the dispute, the most serious in decades at the undemarcated border.

Agreeing on “quick disengagement of troops” from a months-long standoff at Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, the Foreign Ministries of China and India decided to “maintain peace and continue the dialogue process” to resolve the disputes.

Soon after the meeting in Moscow, the government of India released a statement about the Foreign Minister level talks and said: “the final disposition of the troop deployment to their permanent posts and the phasing of the process is to be worked out by the military commanders.”


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