New Delhi: Announcing several steps to reduce tensions in East Ladakh, the Indian and Chinese armies have decided not to send more troops on the front. Regarding the sixth round of talks between the military commanders of India and China, the Indian Army and the Chinese Army said in a joint statement late evening that on the issue of stabilizing the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the two sides deeply The views were exchanged and the two sides agreed to the sincere implementation of the important consensus between their leaders.
In order to end the deadlock in eastern Ladakh, there was a 14-hour meeting between the military commanders of the two countries on Monday. The statement said that the two sides agreed not to send more troops to the front and to unilaterally change the ground situation while agreeing to strengthen contacts and avoid misunderstandings and wrong decisions.
It said that the Indian and Chinese forces agreed to refrain from any action that could complicate the situation. Along with this, both sides agreed to take practical steps to resolve the problems appropriately, jointly ensure peace in the border areas.
The statement said that the two sides agreed to hold the seventh round of military commander level as soon as possible.
Five-point bilateral agreement discussed in detail
The delegations of the two countries discussed in detail the implementation of the five-point bilateral agreement between India and China on September 10 to end the border confrontation that began since May. It is understood that the Indian delegation insisted on the implementation of the agreement between Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi within a certain timeframe on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Moscow on 10 September. Sources said that the agenda of the talks was to set a definite deadline for the implementation of the five-point agreement.
Winter season starting in October
Both sides also mentioned that the winters start in the Ladakh region from October and after that, the temperature goes down to minus 25 degrees Celsius and there is a lack of oxygen. The Indian delegation was led by Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, Commander of the 14 Corps of Leh based in the Indian Army. For the first time in the Indian delegation for military talks, a senior Foreign Ministry official was inducted.