For the best experience, open
https://m.greaterkashmir.com
on your mobile browser.

India, China hold 12-hour long talks on border point disengagement

08:26 AM Jan 13, 2022 IST | IANS
india  china hold 12 hour long talks on border point disengagement
Advertisement

New Delhi: India and China military delegates deliberated for over 12 hours focusing on disengagement at Patrolling Point 15 — Hot Springs.

Advertisement
   

The Wednesday meeting between the military commanders of the two countries at Moldo on the Chinese side started at 10 a.m. and ended at 10.30 p.m. This is the 14th round of military talks between India and China to resolve the border dispute.

Advertisement

Talking about the military discussions, Indian Army chief General MM

Naravane said on Wednesday that he hoped for some positive developments in the days ahead.

Advertisement

Along the Northern Borders, the Indian Army has continued to maintain the highest levels of operational preparedness, while engaging in sustained dialogue with the People’s Liberation Army, Gen Naravane had said.

Advertisement

“We hope to resolve Patrolling Point 15 (Hot Spring) in the current round of talks. Once that is done we will look at other issues which predate the current standoff,” he said.

Advertisement

After persistent joint efforts, mutual dis-engagement has taken place at many locations. “So there has been positive movement,” the Indian Army Chief said.

Advertisement

Replying to a query about the positive developments, the officer explained, “Talks have been going on for a long time. It is a good thing that talks are going on. We have to keep talking to each other. The 4-5th round of talks resulted in resolving patrolling point 14, the 9-10th round North and South Bank and Kailash ranges and subsequently patrolling point 17.”

However, the Indian Army chief said that while there has been partial disengagement, the threat has by no means reduced.

General Naravne said the force levels in areas where disengagement is yet to take place have been adequately enhanced. Threat assessment and internal deliberations have resulted in the reorganisation and realignment of forces in keeping with the Army’s mandate of ensuring territorial integrity and to cater for the major augmentation of the PLA forces, and military infrastructure. Just ahead of talks, China has implemented new border law and has also renamed 15 places in Arunachal Pradesh on its map.

Advertisement