India-China talks: The importance of keeping dialogue channels open

New Delhi, Mar 11: The military dialogue between India and China will continue today amidst the standoff along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. The meeting would take place at Chushul to find a solution to the standoff which is almost two years old now.

While there has been no concrete result in the past few meetings, both sides have agreed keep the dialogue channels open. This would ensure that no accident takes place as the two armies are fully deployed in the region. An official told OneIndia that not much progress could be expected from this meet as well. However it is important to keep the dialogue channels open to avoid any accident.

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India-China tensions: Eyes on Depsang as both sides plan no-patrol zone near Gogra

New Delhi, Aug 04: India and China have planned to establishing a no patrol zone at one of the friction points in Gogra Hotsprings-Kongka La sector.

This would come into effect in the next couple of days and the same was decided during the 12th military commander level talks held on Saturday. While this is a welcome move, China is yet to take the discussions forward regarding Demchok and Depsang. The Chinese PLA continues to maintain an overall aggressive posture at these points. India would continue to match the PLA’s strength here, sources tell OneIndia.

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Cautious optimism as India-China get closer towards disengagement at Gogra-Hot Springs

New Delhi, Aug 03: There appears to be some headway made during the 12th round of the India-China military commander level talks held last week. Both sides have agreed to disengage at Gogra and Hot Springs in eastern Ladakh.

However there is no headway made when it comes to disengaging at the crucial Depsang. A joint statement without going into specifics said that both sides have agreed to resolve the remaining issues in an expeditious manner in accordance with the existing agreements and protocols.

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India tells China to pull back from Gogra, Hot Springs during 9 hour commander level meet

New Delhi, Aug 01: India has sought an early pullout from Gogra and Hot Springs during the 12th round of commander level talks held with China on Saturday.

The meeting lasted nine hours. It began at 10.30 am at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control. The meeting ended at 7.30 pm sources said. The Indian delegation was led by Lt. General P G K Menon.

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A year on since talks, but Indo-China tensions remain high at Ladakh theatre

New Delhi, June 06: It has been a year since India and China began negotiations to dial down the tensions along the Line of Actual Control, but people familiar with the developments say that there has been limited success

.There have been 11 rounds of military commander level talks since the past year. The first round of talks were held on June 6 2020. 

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As harsh winter subsides, China enhances military activity along LAC

New Delhi, May 05: China is now reinforcing its military positions and rotating troops along the Line of Actual Control. This means that China is showing no intent of de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh where it is locked in a stand-off with India for over a year now.

While many would have hoped that the harsh winter would lead to a de-escalation, the Chinese are not converting temporary structures, helipads and surface to air missile positions it had set up last year into permanent positions.

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From China face off to the fight against COVID-19, how the IAF is doing India proud

New Delhi, May 05: The Indian Air Force has been kept busy over the past couple of months. After playing a crucial role in transporting soldiers and equipment to eastern Ladakh where India is locked in a stand-off with China, the IAF has now been deployed for COVID-19 relief.

The IAF has been lifting relief material from various countries and delivering them to domestic locations as India continues to battle a horrific second wave of COVID-19.

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As India-China stalemate continues, top IAF officers grouping to be held this week

New Delhi, Apr 13: The Indian Air Force Commanders would group this week and discuss the operational capabilities and challenges.

The meeting comes in the wake of the tensions with China along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. The top leadership of the IAF would meet for three days at the commanders’ conference which would be inaugurated by Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh. 

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Stalemate continues along LAC as India-China fail to reach pact on disengagement

New Delhi, Apr 11: The stalemate continues along the Line of Actual Control at easter Ladakh after the military commanders of India and China failed to reach a consensus. 

On Friday, the military commanders of both sides held a meeting that began at 10.30 am and ended at 11.30 pm. The Chinese side did not agree to pull back troops at patrolling posts 15, 17 and 17A in the Hot Springs-Gogra-Kongka La areas. 

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