Ladakh: China blames India for LAC standoff

India and China have been locked in a border dispute since last year when Chinese PLA troops intruded across the LAC into Indian territory in eastern Ladakh.

Ladakh: China blames India for LAC standoff
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New Delhi: China has blamed India for the impasse in the military level dialogue between the two nations which are intended to find a solution to the standoff between the Indian Army and the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) at the LAC in eastern Ladakh.


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"India insists on unreasonable and unrealistic demands, adding difficulties to the negotiations," China's state-owned newspaper Global Times quoted a PLA Western Theater Command spokesperson as saying.


India and China have been locked in a border dispute since last year when Chinese PLA troops intruded across the LAC into Indian territory in eastern Ladakh.


The 13th round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China have concluded after more than eight hours of discussion between both sides, Indian Army officials told the media.


The discussion had begun at Moldo on the Chinese side of the LAC at 10:30 am to address the ongoing military stand-off between both countries along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. 


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Earlier on Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had informed that it expected Beijing to work towards early resolution of the remaining issue along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh by fully abiding by bilateral agreements and protocols.


Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan had also met Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and discussed the border tensions and disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in border areas.


Soldiers of India and China had clashed last year resulting in the loss of several lives on both sides. The clashes erupted after the transgression by Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) in the Galwan Valley.


More than a year had passed since the incident in the Galwan Valley, but tensions continue to simmer between the two Asian giants India and China.


A total of 12 rounds of military talks and a series of diplomatic parleys were also held between India and China, but the tensions still continue.


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There has been some disengagement, but India insists that only full disengagement will result in de-escalation. Some disengagement has indeed taken place recently, but it is not complete. 

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