India, China Hold Major General Level Discussions on Border Disengagement in Daulat Beg Oldi, Chinese Side of LAC Region


The meeting comes a week after the two armies held the fifth round of talks (file photo)

New Delhi:

Talks between senior Indian and Chinese military commanders were underway on Saturday to advance the disengagement process along the Real Line of Control (LAC) to a number of sticking points, including Daulat Beg Oldi and Depsang in eastern Ladakh, people familiar with the developments. said.

The major-general-level talks are being held at a border personnel meeting point in the Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) area on the Chinese side of the LAC, they said.

The meeting comes a week after the two armies held the fifth round of Corps Commander (Lt Gen) level discussions in an effort to speed up the disengagement process.

During the military talks, the Indian side insisted on the complete disengagement of Chinese troops at the earliest and the immediate re-establishment of the status quo ante in all parts of eastern Ladakh before May 5, when the stalemate began to break down. following a clash between the two armies in Pangong. Tso.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) withdrew from the Galwan Valley and some other sticking points, but the withdrawal of its troops did not advance from areas from Finger to Pangong Tso, Gogra and Depsang, as requested by India, according to sources.

India has insisted that China withdraw its forces from the areas between the Finger Four and Eight. The mountain spurs in the area are called fingers.

The official troop disengagement process began on July 6, a day after an almost two-hour telephone conversation between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on ways to reduce tensions in the region.

The two sides held several rounds of talks at the level of the major general in May and June before the level of negotiations was raised to the level of corps commanders.

Those familiar with the developments said Saturday’s talks will focus mainly on the disengagement process in the Daulat Beg Oldi and Depsang regions.

In view of the situation on the ground, the Indian Army and IAF decided to maintain a very high level of operational readiness in all areas along the LAC in Ladakh, North Sikkim, Uttarakhand and in Arunachal Pradesh until a “satisfactory” resolution of the border. a dispute with China has arisen, according to sources.

The chief of staff of the army, General MM Naravane, has already communicated to all the senior commanders of the army, supervising the operation of the front line formations along the LAC, to maintain a state of significant vigilance high and maintain an aggressive attitude to deal with any Chinese mishap. “, they said.

The new directive to maintain a very high level of vigilance came in the wake of a lack of progress in the implementation of the disengagement process by the Chinese military in sticking points like Pangong Tso, Depsang and Gogra.

The Indian military has already made elaborate plans to maintain the current strength of troops and weapons along the LAC during the harsh winter months in eastern Ladakh and all other sensitive areas along the LAC.

It also proceeds to the acquisition of a number of weapons, ammunition and winter equipment for the frontline troops.

The temperature in some of the high elevation areas along the LAC drops to minus 25 degrees Celsius during the winter months.

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