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Talks with China going forward, another round on Ladakh disengagement soon, says India

All communication channels at diplomatic and military levels are on between India and China, says external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.

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New Delhi: India and China will discuss the proposal of disengagement from all friction points in Eastern Ladakh in yet another round of talks soon as both sides have indicated a probability of resolving the seven-month standoff.

Anurag Srivastava, spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Thursday said all communication channels at diplomatic and military levels are on between both the sides.

“When we have something to share, we will share. Discussions are ongoing… The talks (8th round of India-China senior military commanders talks on 6 November) were candid, in-depth and constructive, and both sides exchanged views on disengagement at all friction points along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector of India-China border areas,” Srivastava said during a media briefing.

He added: “India and China have agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and taking forward the discussions at this meeting of the senior commanders, push for the settlement of other outstanding issues. They have also agreed to have another round of meeting soon.”

India and China are believed to be coming closer to resolving the border standoff that began in April-end at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. Both sides are believed to be working on a “joint disengagement proposal” even as India is pushing for a “complete disengagement”. 

Modi and Xi’s message at SCO summit

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping jointly addressed the summit-level meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

At the SCO summit, which was held virtually for the first time, Modi stressed on the need to respect each other’s territorial sovereignty and integrity.

Xi, meanwhile, spoke about “good neighbourliness” for peace and stability.  

“The trend toward peace, development, cooperation and mutual benefit is unstoppable. History has proven and will continue to prove that good neighbourliness will prevail over a beggar-thy-neighbour approach, mutually beneficial cooperation will replace zero-sum game, and multilateralism will win over unilateralism,” he had said. 


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1 COMMENT

  1. Bihar election over, bitter winter is taking toll in poorly equipped Indian army at Ladakh, Godi’s Namaste Trumps lost election, so Godi India is now eager to ease border tension quickly by sending fake news of withdrawal agreement, which Globaltimes has debunked yesterday.

    When Godi abolished Art370 & annexed Ladakh illegally, published new map to include Arsai Chin with Amit Shah bragging to take by force, militarized borders building roads up to Arsai Chin grabbing Nepal land, joined QUAD making existential threat to China sea trade lanes, signed BECA to threaten Tibet security, advocating support of Taiwan, HK, Tibet, Xinjiang rebels, making series of anti-China policies from COVID accusation to banning Chinese investments, intruding China border shrieking wars daily, it should know there is a price to pay.

    China will not let Godi off the hook like Doklam. Even China will not launch another “1962 punishment”, 6mths coldest winter in 60yrs will still chill up 200,000 India soldiers when fuels run out within weeks.

    Should China decided it needs another 100yrs border peace, it may launch another “1962 punishment” but in 10x steroid with Pak & Nepal to disintegrate India, while US is in power transition chaos.

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