India, China to hold 10th round of Military Commander level talk on Saturday

TNN Bureau. Updated: 2/19/2021 2:35:09 PM City and Neighbourhood

New Delhi, Feb 19: India and China will hold their 10th round of Corps Commanders-level meeting at Chushul on the Indian side in eastern Ladakh on Saturday to discuss disengagement from other friction points after disengagement from both banks of Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh sector.

A source in the in the defence establishment on Friday confirmed that the disengagement process at Pangong Tso areas has been completed and as per the agreement the next level of military meeting is scheduled to place within 48 hours indicating that it will be conducted tomorrow.

The tenth round talks will be covering the issue of disengagement from the areas including Gogra, Hot Springs and Depsang. Though, the Depsang is not a part of the current standoff between the two countries but New Delhi has been pressing for discussion on it since beginning.

The disengagement process at north and south of Pangong Tso was started on February 11 after the two forces were at eyeball to eyeball confrontation for over nine months at multiple locations.

The Armies of the both countries had a long eight months stand off in Eastern Ladakh following a blood skirmish on June 15 in which 20 Indian soldiers, including the Commanding Officer Col Santosh Babu, were martyred.

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