- The 16th round of military negotiations between India and China ended
- No consensus could be reached on the issues related to the border conflict
- consent to continue negotiations to find a solution
16th round of India-China military negotiations: During the 16th round of military negotiations between India and China, no agreement could be reached to resolve the issues related to the border conflict in eastern Ladakh. However, the two countries have agreed to continue negotiations in order to find a solution to these problems as soon as possible. This was agreed during the 16th round of talks between the armies of the two countries on Sunday.
India kept these things ahead of China
According to a joint statement issued by the armies of India and China, it has been confirmed that resolving the pending issues will help restore peace and order on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the region and between the two countries. There will also be progress in bilateral relations. According to official sources, during the military negotiations, India asked China to withdraw troops from all standoff points in eastern Ladakh at the earliest and also sought restoration of the status quo before the military standoff began in April 2020.
Both countries agreed to continue negotiations
The joint statement said the two sides agreed to maintain security and stability along the land border in eastern Ladakh and to remain in “close contact” and to continue the dialogue through military and diplomatic channels. It is significant that both countries have deployed 50 to 60 thousand soldiers on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
These corps commanders led the talks
In the negotiations, the Indian side was led by Leh-based 14th Corps Commander Lieutenant Anindya Sengupta, while the Chinese side was led by Major General Yang Lin, commander of the southern Xinjiang military district. The 15th round of military negotiations between the two countries was held on March 11, and there was no success in resolving the dispute.
Deadlock started after May 2020
It is noteworthy that the Ladakh border between the armies of India and China began on May 5, 2020 after a violent clash in the Pangong Lake area. Since then, both countries have gradually increased their deployment on the LAC with thousands of soldiers as well as heavy weapons. Countries have deployed 50,000 to 60,000 soldiers with heavy weapons.