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India, China to hold 13th round of talks on border standoff tomorrow: Report

Indian and Chinese soldiers had clashed last year, resulting in the loss of many lives (Representational)

New Delhi:

According to army sources, India and China will hold the 13th round of talks on Sunday to resolve the ongoing military standoff between the two countries.

Sources also said that the talks will take place on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Moldo (Chusul).

The solution to the point of friction in the hot springs will be discussed during the talks, the source said.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that it expects China to work towards an early resolution of the remaining issue along the Line of Control (LoC) in eastern Ladakh and fully comply with bilateral agreements and protocols.

Addressing a weekly media briefing, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “It is our expectation that China will work towards an early resolution of the remaining issue along the Line of Control in eastern Ladakh, while in full compliance with bilateral agreements and protocols.” Will follow suit.”

Earlier, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and the two leaders discussed border tensions and disruptions along the LAC.

Last year, soldiers from India and China clashed, resulting in the loss of many lives on both sides. The clashes followed a violation by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Galwan Valley. More than a year has passed since this incident, but tensions between the two countries continue.

Twelve rounds of military talks and several diplomatic talks have taken place between India and China, but tensions remain.

There has been some disengagement, but India maintains that only complete disengagement will result in de-escalation. Some of the dissolution has actually happened recently, but it is not complete.

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