The 13th round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China was held on Sunday. Chinese government mouthpiece Global Times quoted the PLA Western Theater Command as saying that during this period unreasonable and unrealistic demands were emphasized by India. He has also accused India of creating difficulties in talks.
Let us tell you that in the eight-and-a-half-hour meeting, China has been bluntly asked from India’s side that it should withdraw from all the remaining places of confrontation. And restore the status before May 2020. Highly placed sources have given this information.
#China and #India held the 13th round of corps commander-level talks on Sunday. India insists on unreasonable and unrealistic demands, adding difficulties to the negotiations: PLA Western Theater Command pic.twitter.com/eeImr9ADo8
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) October 10, 2021
The meeting between the two countries lasted for 8.30 hours
Army sources said the talks began at 10.30 am on Sunday in the Chinese region of Moldo and lasted till 7 pm. In this, there has been a discussion about the points of confrontation in Hot Spring, Depsang etc., on which the Indian side insisted on the immediate withdrawal of the Chinese army and restoration of the former position. Actually, Chinese forces have already withdrawn from Pangog and Gogra, but they are ahead of the designated place in many areas including Hot Spring.
About three weeks ago, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that both sides would have to work for an early resolution of the remaining issues in eastern Ladakh. This conversation is taking place in this background. The foreign ministers of the two countries met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Dushanbe on 16 September.
That’s why this meeting is important
On the Indian side, the talks are being led by Lieutenant General PGK Menon, who is also the commander of the 14th Corps based in Leh. He has led many previous talks. Actually, this dialogue is also important because recently China has tried to show aggression in Barahoti in Uttarakhand and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, which was thwarted by the Indian Army. India has taken a tough stand on the actions of the Chinese army. Therefore, the Indian side has taken a tough stand even during the talks.
12 rounds of talks have taken place
Earlier, the 12th round of talks between India and China was held on 31 July. A few days later, the armies of both the countries completed the process of withdrawal of their troops from Gogra and this was considered as a major and significant step towards the restoration of peace and stability in the region. Earlier, Army Chief MM Naravane had said on Saturday that the Indian Army will also maintain its presence on its side, which is similar to the PLA, if the military mobilization and large-scale deployment from the Chinese side in the eastern Ladakh region continues.