Ladakh Standoff: India, China to hold 14th round of corps commander talks on January 12

The 14th round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China is likely to be held on January 12 to resolve the military standoff on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Ladakh Standoff: India, China to hold 14th round of corps commander talks on January 12
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New Delhi: The 14th round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China is likely to be held on January 12 to resolve the military standoff on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).


This will be the first time that the new 14th Fire and Fury Corps Commander of the Indian Army, Lieutenant General Anindya Sengupta will represent the country in talks with the Chinese side. He formally took over on Tuesday.


The 14th round of India-China talks is likely to be held on January 12, mainly to resolve the hot springs area, government sources were quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 


India and China are negotiating a de facto LoC in the eastern Ladakh region to resolve the stalemate and so far 13 rounds of talks have taken place.



Conflict resolved at Pangong Lake and Gogra sectors


At the moment, both sides are trying to resolve the stalemate at the Hot Springs sector. There has been a stalemate between the two countries since the Chinese encroachment last year. Conflict sites in Pangong Lake and Gogra areas have been resolved.


However, the stalemate in the hot springs remains to be overcome. Sources say that India is also seeking solutions to the DBO area and the CNN junction area which are considered to be heritage and old issues.



Bloody clash in June 2020


Explain that in June 2020, there was a bloody conflict in the Galvan valley of eastern Ladakh, in which people on both sides suffered casualties. India is working towards establishing peace in the region, but has also maintained a high level of preparedness to thwart any audacity by enemy troops.


India has also developed infrastructure rapidly in terms of roads and housing for troops and sources estimate that if such a large number of troops were required then India could easily reach more than 2 lakh troops in the region in extreme winters.

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