India and China discuss removal of LAC

Naveen Bharat Editorial

NEW DELHI: Corps commanders of India and China met at the Moldo garrison on Sunday to discuss the removal of troops from standoff points in eastern Ladakh. Sources said the meeting started at 10.30 am and ended at around 7 pm. The Indian delegation was led by Lt Gen PGK Menon.

India has been pushing for separation from HotSpring, Depsang and Demchok, which have been at a standstill for a long time. There are about 60,000 soldiers on either side of the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. Both sides have also deployed tanks, artillery, missiles and heavy vehicles.

There are signs of long deployment in the area. Indian Army Chief MM Naravane on Saturday said that China is developing the infrastructure and is determined to stay for a long time.

“It is a concern that there is massive construction… there has been infrastructural construction by the Chinese side and that means they are there to stay… if they are there to stay, we There are places to stay too,” Naravane had said. He added that India is keeping a close watch on all activities of the PLA.

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