Ladakh Standoff: 4th round of Corps commander-level talks to be held today

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Published: July 14,2020 07:29 AM
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July 14, 2020: Indian and Chinese troops are set to hold the fourth round of Corps commander-level talks at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), de facto border between the two nations in Ladakh.

July 14, 2020: Indian and Chinese troops are set to hold the fourth round of Corps commander-level talks at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), de facto border between the two nations in Ladakh on Tuesday.



This will be the first meeting between Senior Officials of the two forces after the first phase of disengagement. Now, the agenda will be further thinning of troops in all friction areas and reduction of artillery and armour at the bases along the LAC.



The meeting, to be hosted by the Indian Army in Chushul, is likely to focus on further disengagement in Pangong Tso area. Both troops have already pulled back and created a buffer zone in the Galwan River valley.



Government sources had earlier said that, in this meeting, the two countries will finalise modalities for de-induction of troops by both sides in their rear bases along the LAC.



The disengagement of troops from the friction points formally kicked off on July 6 following eight weeks of eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation between the two armies at multiple locations in eastern Ladakh.



Earlier, both sides have completed creation of a buffer zone of three kilometres in the three friction points of Galwan Valley, Gogra and Hot Springs as part of a temporary measure. It has been confirmed that the troops have started the pullback process from Finger 4 area in Pangong Tso as well.