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When will the dispute be resolved? 12th round of military talks between India and China today, Hot Spring and Gogra will be discussed?

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India and China will once again hold military talks today amid the months-long standoff over the border dispute near the LAC in eastern Ladakh. After a gap of more than three-and-a-half months, the next round of high-level military talks between India and China will be held on Saturday, with an emphasis on achieving some progress in the process of withdrawing troops from the remaining places of confrontation in eastern Ladakh. Will stay

Military establishment sources said India expects a fruitful outcome in the 12th round of Corps Commanders’ talks with regard to the withdrawal of troops at Hot Springs and Gogra. Sources said the talks are scheduled to begin at 10.30 am at the Moldo border point on the Chinese side from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. It is noteworthy that the 11th round of talks was held on April 9 from LAC towards the Indian border at Chushul border point and it lasted for about 13 hours.

The 12th round of talks comes nearly two weeks after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar bluntly conveyed to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that the prolongation of the current situation in eastern Ladakh appears to have a negative impact on bilateral ties. is coming. The two foreign ministers had a one-hour bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting on July 14 in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan. In this meeting, Jaishankar told Wang that any unilateral change in the status quo on the LAC would not be acceptable to India and full ties can develop only after peace and stability is fully restored in eastern Ladakh.

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In the last round of military talks, the two sides discussed ways to move forward the process of withdrawing troops at Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang, with the larger goal of reducing tensions in the region. However, there was no activity from the Chinese side in the process of withdrawing the troops. Today i.e. on Saturday, the Indian delegation will be led by Lt Gen PGK Menon, who is the commander of the 14th Corps based at Leh.

Since May last year, there has been a military standoff between the two countries at several places of confrontation in eastern Ladakh. The two sides completed the process of withdrawing troops and weapons from the north and south banks of Pangong Lake in February after a series of military and diplomatic talks. India has been emphasizing that resolution of pending issues, including the withdrawal of troops at Depsang, Hot Springs and Gogra, is essential for overall relations between the two countries. Both countries currently have 50,000 to 60,000 troops in the sensitive area along the LAC.

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