The plan to have a India-China DGMO hotline to defuse any future standoffs between the two armies has hit a wall
A ceremonial border personnel meeting hosted by China opposite Chushul & DBO Sectors in Ladakh in 2016. Source: @NorthernComd.IA‏
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New Delhi: India and China will hold corps commander-level talks at Chushul-Moldo on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at 1030 am Tuesday but a major breakthrough seems unlikely. 

The talks are part of efforts to defuse the tension in Eastern Ladakh, where the Chinese have transgressed the LAC in a number of places.  

Sources in the defence and security establishment told ThePrint that it would be wrong to expect an instant solution in the talks tomorrow, which is the third such meeting taking place between 14 Corps Commander Lt Gen. Harinder Singh and his Chinese counterpart Major General Lin Liu, Commander of the South Xinjiang Military District. 

A source, however, said that even the two commanders meeting is itself a positive development. 

ThePrint had earlier reported that disengagement may happen only at the beginning of winter, and will begin with de-escalation.

Both sides will pick up from where they had left of last time. The June 22 meeting focussed on the need to not escalate further,” the source told ThePrint. “Then de-escalation will happen and finally disengagement.”

As reported by ThePrint, both sides had on 22 June discussed the possibility of not deploying additional troops and equipment in the areas of Eastern Ladakh where there have been standoffs, besides stopping new tents and bunker construction activity in friction areas.  

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Chinese expected to respond to ‘wider issues’

Sources aware of the happenings in the meeting say that the Chinese are expected to respond to “wider issues” that were raised on 22 June.

The Chinese don’t commit to anything during the meeting,” a second source said. “They listen, present their demands. The overall stand of the Chinese is that they don’t want tensions but their words have to turn into action.”

The Chinese have transgressed the LAC by about 1.5 km in the Galwan Valley and have formed a small holding at the Y-Junction. They have also transgressed the Indian claim line by 8 km in the Pangong area and by 3 km in the Hot Spring region.

The situation at the Depsang Plains also continues to be a matter of concern with the Chinese building up a large formation of troops and equipment, forcing India to implement a mirror deployment with induction of more men, artillery and armoured units. 

Also read: Ladakh incursions a blatant attempt by China to change status quo, says LAC veteran


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  1. There is no need to dialogue with china.
    They will show their vigil on dialogue table.
    They just want to see the magnitude of destruction of their newly developed weapons which even US is not aware of. Chinese need a target to destroy and india is the best.
    Forget Azad Kashmir.

  2. Any misadventures this time from Chinese, will been taught a lesson, that their generations will been known for.Let Chinese in the fantasy dream of 62.

  3. They will go on encroaching on our territory. Any number of joint meetings,agreements or understanding reached, nothing will work with the present attitude of China. What kind of loyalty you can expect from Chinese who eat the very dogs which symbolize loyalty. They will fool us and will fool the whole world. We don’t want to enter into a war with China not because of fear but fear lose of life and the resultant miseries faced by the dependents.

  4. Talks should be talks only.

    You don’t make any agreements with dragon.

    Let’s find what dragon is offering no need to hurry and provide that bharat will do this bharat will do that.

    The focus should also be on POK.

    If there is proof of dragon activity presence or any actions in POK then it’s clear violation of bhartiya sovereignty.

    Bharat has right to respond and retaliate to this dragon aggression.

    Dragon itself made it a party through CPEC and CPEC security cannot be an excuse to compromise Bharatiya sovereignty.

  5. Is it so difficult for Modi govt to understand what Chinese are saying?? China is openly making it clear that it wants India to change its behavior… cannot expect China to be a friendly neighbor if India changes region status by Aug 5 Kashmir move……talks big against China with China’s enemies in oceans………..Modi has to decide now……… it ready to fight China….or be a friend of China………….on Chinese terms !!!!

    • We will take china on our term, we don’t need dictation for china, let them be in the fantasy dream of 62. Soon the reality with be their nightmare for chinese. Let Chinese start.

  6. The photo shows meetings are going around since 2016,so the state knows everything going around since then to date. Shame. So why are they digging graves from 1962?

  7. Even though discussion takes many hours, days , India has only one sentence to say ‘ Please go back to your positions of 2001 by retracing steps with dignity. Otherwise China is wrong even in the eyes of Lord Buddha and responsible for repercussions’ . Satyameva Jayate !


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