With focus on Demchok, Hot Springs, India-China to hold WMCC this month

New Delhi, Oct 21: After the last round of military commander level talks failed, India and China will hold another meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on the border affairs this month.

The WMCC meeting would focus on resolving issue after the last round of military commander level talks held last week hit a deadlock. While the dates are yet to be finalised, the talks would focus on disengagement at Demchok and the Depsang Bulge.

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Unresolved issues between India-China remain, next round of talks after consultations

New Delhi, Apr 18: The stalemate continues along the Line of Actual Control at eastern 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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India-China discuss disengagement at 11th military commander level talks

New Delhi, Apr 10: The 11th round of the military commander level talks between India and China was held on Friday, with the next steps of disengagement being discussed. The focus was on the disengagement at the Depsang plains, Gogra and Hot Springs, officials familiar with the matter tell OneIndia.

The meeting was held on the Indian side of Chushul-Moldo meeting point at 10.30 am and ended at 11.30 pm.

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India-China working on mechanism to hold crucial military level talks

New Delhi, Jan 01: China and India are in consultations to hold the ninth round of military level talks, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Sr. Colonel Tan Kefei said. Tan said that the two sides have maintained consultations on disengagement of frontline troops and also strengthened the management of the border troops.

China is willing to maintain communication with India through military and diplomatic channels he also said. He also added that the border area is generally stable.

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PLA commander who engineered standoff with India in Ladakh replaced

New Delhi, Dec 21: General Zhao Zongqi, seen as the man responsible for the military standoff with India in eastern Ladakh has been moved out from the People’s Liberation Army’s powerful Western Theatre Command. He has been replaced by General Zhang Xudong, who has never served along the Indian border.

This development has sparked hope in India and it is been seen as a development that is not anti-India. General Zhao was the one who had also engineered the 2017 Doklam conflict with India. He has been a hardliner against both India and Bhutan.

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As India-China stalemate continues, MARCOS go to Pangong Tso

New Delhi, Nov 29: The Marine Commandos have been deployed the Pangong Tso lake area amidst the standoff with China.

The deployment adds to India’s strength at the conflict zone, where the Indian Air Force’s Garud and Army’s Para Special Forces have been deployed since day one. The idea behind the deployment of the MARCOS is to enhance the integrations of the three services and also provide the naval commanders exposure to extreme cold weather conditions.

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India-China joint statement reflects stated commitment to disengage

New Delhi, Sep 25: The first joint statement issued after the 7th round of military commander level talks reflects the stated commitment of both sides to disengage along the Line of Actual Control.

The spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs, Anurag Srivastava said that the meeting took place after a gap of nearly 50 days, but resulted in a joint statement.

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