India, China hold General-level talks at the Daulat Beg Oldie to resolve ongoing standoff

India, China hold General-level talks at the Daulat Beg Oldie to resolve ongoing standoff

By Manjeet Negi: India and China on Tuesday held Major General-level talks at the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector to resolve the ongoing military standoff.

Major Generals from India and China held parleys at the DBO sector to resolve the ongoing standoff between the two sides for the last three years. The talks are crucial as they are for the resolution of the issues between the two sides in the same sector, defence sources told India Today.

Last month, India and China held the 18th round of Corps Commander talks in the eastern Ladakh sector to resolve the issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

While the Indian delegation was led by Lieutenant General Rashim Bali, an officer of the same rank led the talks from the Chinese side from the local theatre command.

The meeting was crucial as it took place just before the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers’ meeting, in which Chinese defence minister Li Shangfu also participated and discussed issues concerning the two sides.

Apart from talks, both sides are also rapidly invested in infrastructure development in the high mountainous borders to strengthen their respective positions.

India and China are understood to have discussed de-escalation and legacy issues of Depsang plains and Demchok in the talks held on Sunday.

According to sources, India and China have been able to resolve some of the issues that had come up for discussion during the talks in the previous rounds.

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