The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg
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New Delhi: Major general-level talks held between India and China Sunday over the tensions in the Depsang Plains region along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) achieved no progress, ThePrint has learnt.

All eyes are now on the next round of diplomatic parleys for the LAC disengagement process to gain some traction.

There has not been any significant change in the ground situation in Ladakh, where the Chinese continue to occupy areas on the Indian side of the LAC, especially near Pangong Tso, and block Indian patrols in the Depsang Plains.

“There has been no progress made even in the major general-level talks. There is not much change on the ground. We are looking forward to the WMCC (Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China border affairs) talks. Nothing is planned as of now, but dates could be fixed very soon,” a government source told ThePrint.

The WMCC is a joint secretary-level platform established in 2012 for border management between the countries and to share views on strengthening communication and cooperation, including between border security personnel.

ThePrint had earlier reported that the ongoing military talks between India and China have hit a roadblock, with the Chinese standing firm on their positions.

Moreover, the situation in the Depsang Plains is different to the current state of affairs elsewhere, and predates the standoff that began in early May.


Also read: Chinese have changed the rules of engagement at LAC. It’s time India did too


No corps commander-level talks

Sources also said no corps commander-level talks are being planned as of now.

“The focus is on diplomatic parleys and only then will the focus shift to military-level talks,” a source said.

China has strengthened its positions in areas near the LAC, and has shown no intention of going back to the early April positions, as demanded by India.

The Indian Army is also concerned that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is intentionally delaying the disengagement process until the winter, to possibly open a new front in the Northeast.

Sources have said the Indian armed forces will continue with their forward deployment during the winter too.


Also read: Jaishankar wants equilibrium with China. But Beijing is playing a whole different game


 

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  1. You are fit to go as China citizen. Absolutely No border will work with China who took Tibet in their fold without any right to do so For God’s sake be clear that China has internal problems Looking at its history one would know that grabbing land always of its neibours they have expanded

  2. Yes , the India and China both are doing non serious & non workable engagements . It is better , for both nuclear possessing countries that they resolve the matter amicably . Otherwise at the time , it is a real flash point for South Asia and ultimately a near by clash for the whole world. Its very sad that world diplomacy , is not planning to play a better role , for resolving , this most serious stand off between India & China.

  3. And Russia does not have the challenge of Indian National Congress and Left outfits who work against India staying in India. Those type of things don’t work in Putin’s Russia. Those traitors will be finished in a minute in all of the other countries except India where you can bash the countries as much as you want, challenge its integrity and openly communicate and challenge you will break them into pieces and still thrive. No countries have tested the depth of abyss as much as India in its dirty politics.

  4. Modi is trying to hide behind the Generals rather than taking responsibility himself…………………Simple fact is China is taking over more & more Indian land and Modi still says there is no intrusion !!!!

  5. These issues can only be resolved through diplomatic level talks. The boundary between India and China is not resolved. India must take that as priority to resolve it. The problems India faces are its own making: 1. Declaring an area as its own without properly supporting the claim militarily. China is continuously doing that whereas in India nothing moves without the inept and inefficient political and bureaucratic processes. 2. India never prioritized resolving border issues with many of ts neighbours whereas China ensured that with most of its neighbours. With stronger country like Russia, it agreed to what Russia wanted and ensured a fixed boundary. India should also have done that rather than keeping the issue open thinking that it will resolve by itself.
    It’s true India being a democratic country has to follow certain openness, but border situation demands strong and focussed leadership taking opposition with it to solve the border issue on a priority.

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