Standoff in Ladakh: India, China military talks fail
China has disapproved of the suggestions of Indian commanders. Army has released the statement that the” meeting did not result in resolution of the remaining areas”.
New Delhi: Talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders to ease out standoff in Ladakh has collapsed on Sunday as suggestions put forth by the Indian side were not agreeable to the Chinese side.
Resolving the issue could not provide any favourable hope in the near future. India has made constructive suggestions to resolve the remaining side. But China has disapproved of the suggestions of Indian commanders. Army has released the statement that the” meeting did not result in resolution of the remaining areas”.
"The two sides have agreed to maintain communications and also to maintain stability on the ground. It is our expectation that the Chinese side will take into account the overall perspective of bilateral relations and will work towards early resolution of the remaining issues while fully abiding by bilateral agreements and protocols," it added.
China also indicated the talks had failed, with a statement from the Chinese military's Western Theater Command saying, "India insists on unreasonable and unrealistic demands, adding difficulties to the negotiations".
India had pressed for an early disengagement of troops in the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh at the 13th round of military talks with China that lasted for around eight-and-half hours on Sunday, NDTV reported.
A major focus of the Corps Commander-level talks on the Chinese side of the Chushul-Moldo border point in eastern Ladakh was to complete the stalled disengagement at Hot Springs area known as Patrolling Point 15 (PP-15), PTI reported.