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India-China 7th round of Corps Commander talks on October 12

LAC in eastern Ladakh. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

India and China are scheduled to hold the 7th round of Corps Commander talks to work out measures for disengagement and de-escalation along the disputed border in Eastern Ladakh. The talks are scheduled on October 12.

Lt. Gen. Harinder Singh, 14 Corps Commander is set to be replaced by Lt. Gen. P.G.K. Menon in mid-October. The talks are likely to be attended by both the Lieutenant Generals from the Indian side, a defence source said. The Indian side will also have a representative from the Ministry of External Affairs.

After the 6th round of talks on September 21, both sides for the first time issued a joint statement in which they agreed to “stop sending more troops to the frontline” and “refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground.”

Last week, the two sides held another meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) between India-China border affairs.

While troops continue to be deployed in several locations on the North and South banks of Pangong Tso, the situation on the ground has been calm since the five point consensus decided between the two foreign ministers in Moscow on September 10.

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