All eyes on Finger 8 as tensions set to de-escalate between India and China

New Delhi, Nov 12: A breakthrough in resolving the India-China border crisis could be expected soon.

The tensions along the Line of Actual Control at Eastern Ladakh that began six months back are likely to de-escalate, sources familiar with the developments tell OneIndia. 

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As military commander of India-China get set to meet, Delhi hopes for de-escalation

New Delhi, Nov 03: The next round of talks between India and China will be crucial and New Delhi hopes for partial disengagement at some friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

It would be important to thin down the troops as a first step towards disengagement, officials familiar with the developments told OneIndia. There have been seven rounds of military commander level talks since June. However there has been no disengagement. 

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De-escalation may take time along LAC, India prepared for long haul says top General

ladakh-snow-meltingNew Delhi, Aug 11: The Indian Army is preparing for a long haul along the Line of Actual Control as the de-escalation would take more time.

Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat informed a committee of lawmakers that the de-escalation in Ladakh where the Chinese troops transgressed in June may take more time. He also said that this transgression led to the Indian troops being deployed in large numbers.

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On de-escalation, India in no hurry until Chinese complete dis-engagment

ind-chinNew Delhi, Aug 06: There shall be no de-escalation in Ladakh until the Chinese complete the disengagement process, India has said.

India has also refused the demand by the Chinese that its troops move back behind the Dhyan Singh Thapa post. An official said that there is no urgency what so ever in de-escalation at Pangong Tso, which has been the biggest point of contention.

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WMCC meeting on cards as India tells China to work with it sincerely on restoration of peace

indo-chin-flagNew Delhi, July 24: India has said that it sincerely expects China to work with it for complete disengagement and de-escalation and also full restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas.

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As India-China tensions soar, NSA Doval, Wang Yi set to meet

ajit-doval-wang-yiNew Delhi, July 23: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval and Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi are likely to hold a round of talks to de-escalate tensions along the Line of Actual Control.

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Indo-China standoff: Why phase-II of deescalation will be a tricky affair

indo-china-lacNew Delhi, July 15: While phase one of the de-escalation took place smoothly, phase-II is expected to be a tough affair.

Sources familiar with the developments tell OneIndia that the first phase was relatively smoother as the Line of Actual Control is less contested in the Hot Springs, Galwan Valley and Gogra. It may be recalled that the two armies pulled back by around 2.5 kilometres each and created buffer and no patrolling zones.

During 14.5 hour meet of military commanders, India tells China to reduce troops at Depsang Bulge

indochina2New Delhi, July 15: The marathon meeting between the military commanders of India and China lasted for 14 hours and got over only at 2 am on Wednesday.

The meeting began at 11.30 am on Tuesday and went on for almost 14.5 hours. During the meeting, both sides discussed de-escalation at Pangong Tso. The two sides extensively discussed vacating the Finger Complex on the northern side of Pangong lake.

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Northern banks of Pangong Tso witnesses more thinning of PLA troops

galwanvalley-3aNew Delhi, July 09: The dis-engagement at the Gogra Post/Hot Springs has been completed, where the troops have moved back nearly two kilometres from the Line of Actual Control, sources familiar with the matter have said.

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As de-escalation continue, here is why India and China are creating buffer zones

in-chNew Delhi, July 08: The People’s Liberation Army has withdrawn up to 2 kilometres from Patrolling Point 15, Hot Springs. Officials say that a similar exercise would be undertaken at Gogra, PP-17 by today in the evening.

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