India and China have decided to hold the 14th round of top-level military talks on January 12.
About the decision:
This decision has been taken in yet another attempt to defuse the 20-month-long confrontation in eastern Ladakh that has seen them keep around 50,000 troops each forward deployed for the second consecutive winter.
There was a cautious “wait-and-watch” assessment in the Indian defence establishment on Friday, given that the 13th round of corps commander talks on October 10had ended in a bitter stalemate with China even refusing to complete the stalled troop disengagement at Patrolling Point-15 (PP-15) in the Hot Springs-Gogra-Kongka La area.
Leaders of the event:
The entire event will be led by new officers, 14 Corps commander Lt-General Anindya Sengupta and South Xinjiang Military District chief Major General Yang Lin.