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India China Senior Army Officials To Chair High Level Talks Regarding Border Tensions
India, China top military-level talks to be held in Ladakh on June 6 amid border tension
India China Senior Army Officials To Chair High-Level Talks Regarding Border Tensions
New Delhi: India and China will hold military-level talks on Saturday in Ladakh, June 6, amidst the border standoff between the militaries of the two countries near the eastern Ladakh.
India has requested for the talk and will be held in the Indian Border Point Meeting hut in Chushul-Moldo.
Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, Commander of 14 corps will be leading India. Sources ahead of Saturday's talks said that "there are positive indications".Multiple local-level talks by regional military commanders have not made any headway so far.
The standoff is the most serious since India and China, who fought a brief war in 1962, were locked in a similar faceoff in Doklam, in the eastern Himalayas, that lasted nearly three months in 2017.
India has said that the Chinese military was hindering normal patrolling by its troops along the Line of Actual Control or LAC in Ladakh and Sikkim, and is strongly refuted Bejing's contention that the escalating tension between the two armies was triggered by trespassing of Indian forces across the Chinses side.
Also, the border tension between India and China was among a range of important issues that PM Modi and US President Trump had talked on Tuesday.said the government in a statement.
Last week Mr. Trump claimed last week that he offered to mediate between India and China. Whereas, the top government sources had contradicted the claim, asserting that there had been no recent interaction between the two leaders.
Also, China rejected Mr. Trump's offer, citing the two neighbors are capable of properly resolving the issue through dialogue and consultation.
On Monday, the US had said that it was "extremely concerned" by the Chinese aggression against India along the Line of Actual Control."I strongly urge China to respect norms and use diplomacy and existing mechanisms to resolve its border questions with India," said Elliot Engel, chief of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.