- Senor Commanders to meet again
New Delhi. 01 August 2020. The situation on the India-China front still remains a reason for a geopolitical migraine and a military stand off. Recently the two sides reviewed the situation in the India-China border areas and the ongoing disengagement process along the Line of Actual Control (LAC )in the Western Sector. They agreed that early and complete disengagement of the troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and de-escalation from India-China border areas in accordance with bilateral agreement and protocols and full restoration of peace and tranquility was essential for smooth overall development of bilateral relations.
“There has been some progress made towards this objective but the disengagement process has as yet not been completed. The Senior Commanders of the two sides will be meeting in the near future to work out steps in this regard. As we have stated earlier, the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas is the basis of our bilateral relationship. Therefore, we expect that the Chinese side will sincerely work with us for complete disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas at the earliest as agreed by the two Special Representatives,” stated Anurag Srivastava, Spokesperson MEA India.
China has learnt for sure that the India of 2020 will not succumb to Chinese bossism and will not hesitate in calling a spade a spade. But its false rhetoric on blaming India for the current faceoff has taken a backseat and has started talking of together we can solve it.
Spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Wenbin said, ” Recently China and India have held frequent communication via diplomatic and military channels, with four rounds of commander-level talks and three meetings under the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on China-India Border Affairs. As border troops have disengaged in most localities, the situation on the ground is deescalating and the temperature is coming down. Currently the two sides are actively preparing for the fifth round of commander-level talks to resolve outstanding issues on the ground. We hope the Indian side will work towards the same goal with China, implement the two sides’ consensus and jointly uphold peace and tranquility along the border.”
The next round of talks between the two sides is expected to take place today.