Connect with us

Asia Pacific

India, China Border Talks Positive; Beijing Says Won’t Give An Inch Of Land

Published

on

India, China border talks have reportedly been positive after Indian and Chinese armies held Lieutenant General-level talks in their first major attempt to resolve the month-long border standoff in eastern Ladakh.

China Boasts Of Carrying Massive ‘War Drills’ Amid Diplomatic Talks With India

There was no official word on the result of the meeting between the Indian delegation led by 14 Corps commander Lt-General Harinder Singh and the Chinese side headed by South Xinjiang Military District commander Major General Liu Lin.

The talks were held at the Border Personnel Meeting Point in Maldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh. Indian Army spokesperson confirmed that Indian and Chinese officials continue to remain engaged through the established military and diplomatic channels to address the current situation in the India-China border areas.

Anti-China ‘QUAD Alliance’ Between US, India, Australia & Japan Could Soon Be A Reality

Saturday’s meeting took place after 12 rounds of talks between local commanders of the two armies and three rounds of discussions at the level of major general-rank officials could not produce any tangible outcome, the sources said.

Unnamed sources quoted by TOI claim that the meeting was “positive” and could ultimately lead to the restoration of status quo in eastern Ladakh, with both India and China removing soldiers and heavy military equipment from Pangong Tso, Gogra-Hot Springs area and Galwan Valley region in a phased manner.

What Musharraf Could Not Achieve Against India, China Is Trying To Do It For Pakistan: Experts

Prior to the meeting, the Ministry of External Affairs had issued a statement stressing diplomatic channels as a way to peacefully resolve the border tension in the Ladakh region. Senior officials of the government echoed similar voices as they interacted with the Chinese counterparts via video call.

Earlier, sources had said the Indian delegation at the military talks will press for the restoration of status quo ante in Galwan Valley, Pangong Tso and Gogra in eastern Ladakh, oppose huge build-up of Chinese troops in the region and ask China not to resist the development of infrastructure by India on its side of the de-facto border.

Is China Developing A Naval Base In Gwadar, Pakistan To Compliment One In Djibouti?

According to the Global Times, a Chinese mouthpiece, analysts in Beijing agreed on resolving the matter peacefully. While they said that they want “good-neighbourly relations” with New Delhi, they also said that Beijing will not give up an inch of territory.

They also warned India to not be ‘fooled’ by Washington as the US is only trying to “serve its own strategic interest”. “Washington is keen on placing a wedge between countries and drawing countries to its own side. But this serves the US’ strategic pressure on China, instead of other countries’ geopolitical interests,” it said.

Pakistan Could Induct JH-7 Deep Strike Jets To Counter Indian Rafales, S-400s – Experts

India and China have been engaged in a standoff in Ladakh for a month now. As reported by EurAsian Times earlier, the situation in eastern Ladakh deteriorated after around 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers were engaged in a violent face-off on May 5 and 6. The incident in Pangong Tso was followed by a similar incident in North Sikkim on May 9.

Since then, both countries have been involved in a massive troop build-up and have ramped up construction of military infrastructure in the area. Arms and ammunition also have been brought in with air force of both countries patrolling the border. To many, the standoff is reminiscent of Doklam in 2017.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

US-China-Trade-War US-China-Trade-War
Asia Pacific60 mins ago

Chinese Navigation System Beidou Has Surpassed US’ GPS In Over 165 Countries : Reports

The vanguard of navigation systems, the US’ Global Positioning System (GPS), is losing its dominance to China’s Beidou satellite navigation...

putin-russia putin-russia
EurAsian Region2 hours ago

Russia Ready For Doomsday, Its ‘Deeply Buried’, Underground Nuclear Command Bunker Is Almost Complete

In a high-profile meeting held at the Kremlin on 11 November, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the completion of a...

CHINA-TANKS CHINA-TANKS
Americas2 hours ago

TANK FOR SALE: A Grizzly Variant of Sherman Tank Goes Under The Hammer, Fetching Up To $500,000

Yes, a 1943 M4A1 Grizzly, an adaptation of the Sherman medium tank that was built in Canada in late 1943,...

jet jet
Featured3 hours ago

Why AMRAAM-ER, The World’s Most Powerful Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Missile Can Be A Game Changer In The Middle-East?

 The Middle East is clearly witnessing an arms race. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will soon become the first country...

INDIA-USA-CHINA INDIA-USA-CHINA
Featured5 hours ago

China Adopting US’ “Disruptive Strategy” Against India As Ladakh Border Tensions Remain Unresolved

India is one of the worst-hit countries by the Covid-19 pandemic, with its economy entering a ‘technical recession’ phase. The...

TAIWAN-CHINA TAIWAN-CHINA
Asia Pacific5 hours ago

Taiwan Counters Chinese Threats By Inaugurating Indigenous Submarines That Will Be Equipped With Deadly Harpoon Missiles

In a bid to safeguard the island territory from mainland China, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to protect the sovereignty...

Featured6 hours ago

Israel Wants Pakistan’s Nuclear Teeth Broken & Saudi Arabia Could Land The First Punch

OPED By Haider Abbas

nato nato
Americas15 hours ago

The Wrong Move: NATO Chief Warns Of ‘Imminent Threats’ Of Pulling-Out From Afghanistan

Speaking at the virtually held 2020 Afghanistan Donors’ Conference, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the mission had already significantly ‘adjusted’...

f-35-f-22-usa f-35-f-22-usa
Expert Reviews15 hours ago

Battle Of Stealth Brothers: Why US’ F-22 Raptors Can Decimate F-35 Jets In One-On-One Encounter?

Amid the race to built sixth-generation fighter jets by a host of countries including the United States, the United Kingdom,...

f35 f35
Americas18 hours ago

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract To Integrate AARGM-ER Missiles With USAF’ F-35A Jets

The US Air Force is moving closer to the integration of an advanced air-defense busting missile to its newest F-35A...

Advertisement
Advertisement