There are no indications as to when the next level of military talks will take place to ease tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in East Ladakh between India and China.
The Hindustan Times quoted sources as saying that the two countries agreed to a core commander-level dialogue, but how and when the talks would take place is not clear.
On December 18, in a virtual meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) for border matters, a consensus was reached for early next-level talks between senior commanders of India and China. In this, talks were to be held on LAC to quickly withdraw troops.
Quoting sources attached to the matter, the newspaper writes, “No party has yet proposed a date for military talks. No major solution can be found to resolve the border issue without political or diplomatic intervention.”
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Both sides have held eight level military talks so far but during this time no progress has been seen in resolving the border issue.
Lt. Gen. (retd) DS Hooda, commander of the Northern Command, says, “The main reason (to find no solution from the talks) is that it is very difficult for both sides to meet the conditions of retreat. This can only happen Is when there is diplomatic or political level talks because military level discussion will be able to solve only minor issues. “
India and China are set to last a long time in the Ladakh sector and are determined to hold the LAC ahead in the cold winter months.
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Says Lieutenant General (Retd) Hooda, “Before the winter started, both sides had the advantage that they would reach an agreement and call back their soldiers before the winter started. Now this advantage has vanished because now the soldiers Ready to maintain ground hold throughout the winter. “
In military negotiations where India is demanding to implement the situation of early April at all places. At the same time, the Chinese side demands that the Indian Army first remove the security forces from strategic high altitudes located on the southern side of Pangong Lake.