STATE TIMES NEWS New Delhi: Indian and Chinese military will hold their first extensive talks on Saturday, and both sides are expected to deliberate on specific proposals to end the month-long bitter standoff in eastern Ladakh, official sources said on Wednesday. The talks will be led by lieutenant generals from both the armies. The general officer commanding of Leh-based 14 Corps, Lt Gen Harinder Singh, is set to represent India at the talks which is scheduled to be held at one of the border meeting points, the sources said. The Indian side is expected to present specific proposals at the talks to deescalate tension in Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley and Demchok — the three areas in eastern Ladakh where the two sides have been on a bitter standoff for last one month, the sources said. It is not immediately known what will be the proposals that the Indian military will take to the negotiating table but it is understood that it will insist on return to status quo in all the areas. The two sides have already held at least 10 rounds of negotiations between local commanders as well as major general-rank officials of the two armies but the talks did not yield any positive result, they said. “We are expecting that the Chinese side will also bring to table specific workable suggestion to ease tension,” said a senior military official on condition of anonymity. After the standoff began early last month, the Indian military leadership decided that Indian troops will adopt a firm approach dealing with the aggressive posturing by the Chinese troops in all disputed areas of Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldie. The Chinese Army is learnt to have deployed around 2,500 troops in Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley besides gradually enhancing temporary infrastructure and weaponry. India has also been bolstering its presence by sending additional troops and artillery guns, they said.
Potential COVID-19 vaccine by Zydus Cadila gets DCGI nod for human clinical trials
Sushant suicide: Bhansali’s statement to be recorded on July 6
Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passes away
Vidyut Jammwal, Amit Sadh-starrer ‘Yaara’ to release on ZEE5
Vaani Kapoor to star opposite Akshay Kumar in ‘Bellbottom’
© 2020 State Times Daily Newspaper