Fifth round of commander-level talks between India, China today

The Indian and Chinese armies will be holding Commander-level talks at 11am today in Moldo, the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control.

This will be the fifth round of talks between the countries in an attempt to defuse tensions following clashes between the nations in June in the Galwan Valley that stunned the country. Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in action on June 15, stoking anger against China that led to weeks of talks between senior officials on how to ease tensions.

Army sources confirmed the media that India will focus on “complete disengagement” by China in Ladakh’s Finger area in a fresh round of diplomatic talks to scale down tensions along the de facto border.

Earlier, India had on Thursday in a statement that the process of disengagement of troops in eastern Ladakh has not yet been completed though some progress has been made. This was a counter to China’s claim that frontline forces of the two countries have “completed” this exercise at most locations along their border.