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China hasn’t responded to India’s proposed dates for next commanders’ meet on disengagement

The two armies’ corps commanders last met on 14 July, and agreed to give each other about a fortnight for disengagement at Pangong Tso.

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New Delhi: China has still not agreed upon the dates for the next round of talks between the corps commanders of the People’s Liberation Army and the Indian Army, to discuss disengagement at Pangong Tso in Ladakh, ThePrint has learnt.

At Pangong Tso, China continues to physically dominate areas within 8 km of Indian territory, having come in from ‘Finger 8’ (where India considers the Line of Actual Control to be) until ‘Finger 4’, and defence sources said there has not been much change in positions, barring some reduction of troops at Finger 4.

When the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on India-China border affairs met on 24 July, it was decided to hold another corps commanders’ meeting, the fifth. The last corps commanders’ meeting took place on 14 July, and as reported by ThePrint, India and China had decided to give each other about a fortnight for disengagement.

Sources insisted that both sides are equally keen on talks.

Also read: Disengagement complete at most points, says China, but again blames India for Ladakh tensions

Special Representatives might meet again

According to diplomatic sources, the Indian government has not ruled out holding one more round of talks between the two countries’ Special Representatives — National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. They last spoke on 5 July.

But, sources said that will happen only in the event the Chinese side does not go in for full disengagement within the time that has been agreed upon between the sides.

The Ministry of External Affairs has said India is firm on its demand for an “early and complete disengagement of the troops along the LAC and de-escalation from India-China border areas in accordance with bilateral agreement and protocols and full restoration of peace and tranquility was essential for smooth overall development of bilateral relations”.

“There has been some progress made towards this objective, but the disengagement process has as yet not been completed.  The senior commanders of the two sides will be meeting in the near future to work out steps in this regard,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said during a media briefing Thursday.

Srivastava reiterated that China will work with India for a complete disengagement and de-escalation, thereby restoring peace and tranquillity, which is the basis of the bilateral relationship.

Also read: If India wants to tire China out on LAC, it must build fortresses at these pressure points


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  1. For China, talk and walk are in opposite directions. Talks means keep talking till a stab becomes possible. And then, stab. RECIPROCITY should be the approach.

    The ultimate global nightmare is here – a bunch of loose minds holding the nuclear trigger – China, with its proxies N Korea and Pakistan. OVERTLY engaging such adversaries has high risks – the threat of nuclear retaliation if their offensive is opposed. Even Hitler looks holy vis-a-vis Xi, who has a contempt for humanity itself, leave alone human rights. If even a single nuclear tipped missile takes off from any of these 3 nations, the destruction would be unimaginable.

    The only option is to IMPLODE these nations by COVERT means, particularly since the situation in these countries is fertile for such initiatives.

    WITHOUT NAMING OR ANNOUNCMENTS, the Quad can form an alliance with Afghanistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Baluchistan, Tibet, Xinjiang, Vietnam, Bhutan, Myanmar etc. Provide moral support overtly to the alliance, COVERTLY also provide firearms & training for armed insurgency along OBOR and in China. This will increase the internal security costs substantially, so that Chinas financial reserves get depleted. And the armed forces deployed for external purposes will be diverted for internal security operations. And all this is done discretely.

    The longstanding rules of war have been replaced by COVERT initiatives by China – nuclear terrorism (apart from the traditional terrorism like in Kashmir), through proxies proxy states like Pakistan & N Korea – is an integral part of Chinese statecraft. It involves proliferation of WMDs, and using the proxies to carry out Chinas hegemonic agenda.

    Retrospectively, the 100 nation Wuhan military exercise in 2019 perhaps reflect a failed attempt by China to infect the armed forces of the 100 countries with Corona Virus.

    The gravity of the situation is better highlighted by a comparative of Xi & Hitler (cannot use Gandhi or the Dalai Lama!).

    – As a news article has stated, Xi has done to Muslims what even Hitler did not do to Jews. Xi has prosecuted the unarmed & peace loving Buddhists (Tibet) and attempted to replace ALL religions by the Xi image – something that even Russia has not done, though a communist state.

    – Hitler did not burn religious / holy books. Xi has burned the Koran and demolished mosques.

    – Hitler did not use slavery. Xi is using the Uyghur Muslims as slaves in factories (Australian report).

    – Hitler never lied about his ambitions. Xi talked peaceful rise but his conduct is to the contrary.
    Retrospectively, Xis’ talks & walk are contrary – when he talks peace, one should assume violent;
    when he talks friendship, it means slavery / subjugation (Pakistan, Tibet etc.)

    – Hitler did not have nuclear weapons. Xi has them. The threat of a misguided mind fingering the nuclear
    trigger is a global nightmare.

    If China is not contained now, the future will be the Chinese new colonialism, governed by slavery. Otherwise, we will see history repeat.

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