Ladakh Standoff: India, China to hold third Corp Commander level meet tomorrow

June 29, 2020: The third Corp Commander-level meeting between India and China over the ongoing standoff in Ladakh is likely to be held on Tuesday.

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June 29, 2020: The third Corp Commander-level meeting between India and China over the ongoing standoff in Ladakh is likely to be held on Tuesday.

According to the sources, the two sides have agreed to let the Corps Commanders meet on Tuesday and this time it will be in Chushsul on the Indian side. There have been two Corps Commander-level meetings till now and they were held in Moldo, which is on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control.

Sources say agenda for the meeting is to take forward the proposals made by both sides to facilitate disengagement.

All contentious areas during the current standoff will be discussed during the upcoming meeting to stabilise the situation, sources said.

The last two Corps Commander-level meetings between the two sides were held on June 6 and June 22. Lt Gen Harinder Singh, 14 Corps Commander, will lead the Indian delegation at the meeting.

Tensions between the two countries have been on the rise since early May. On June 15, a violent face-off occured between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in easter Ladakh.

Twenty Indian soldiers, including a Colonel-rank officer, were killed and several injured in the face-off. While China has accepted there were casualties on its side too, but it is yet to reveal their details.

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