India, China commander-level talks begin amid tensions along LAC

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Oct 10, 2021, 01:44 PM(IST)

(FILE PHOTO) Indian soldiers near Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh Photograph:( ANI )

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The talks are taking place amid renewed tensions along the Line of Control (LAC) between Indian and Chinese troops.

The thirteenth round of India, China commander-level talks began on Sunday in Moldo on the Chinese side at 10:30 am on Sunday, reports said.

The talks are taking place amid renewed tensions along the Line of Control (LAC) between Indian and Chinese troops.

The talks between the two sides are taking place after a gap of over two months after the earlier round concluded on July 31.

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Last month, India's external affairs minister S Jaishankar had urged Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi to work together to end the disengagement issues in eastern Ladakh.

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The talks are taking place amid reports of Chinese transgressions into India's territory recently. In February, China had declared it would disengage its troops along the LAC in the Pangong Tso lake area, however, thousands of Chinese troops are still stationed at the border facing India.

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Reports say the Indian side wants to address the issues related to Hot Springs and other areas along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.

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Last year in June Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in a clash at Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers had died. 

China later said four PLA soldiers were also killed in the clashes, however, reports claimed the casualties on the Chinese side was much higher.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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