India, China talk in military and diplomatic domains

by Editorial

In an attempt to diffuse the brewing border tension between India and China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) the Coprs commanders from both the sides will meet today morning 9 am IST at the Moldo Border Meeting point (BMP) in Akshai China region. The location is near the Chushul-Moldo border.

From India side, Lt Gen Harinder Singh, 14 Corps Commander Chief, a three star officer along with approximately 10 Officers Including a Brigadierand a Colonelrank officers who were part of the earlier meetings with their Chinese counterparts will be present.  

From Chinese side Maj Gen Lin Liu, a 2-star officer and the Chinese Corps Commander along

With his 10 Officers from the PLA will be present. This meeting is taking place exactly at the   same point where the ceremonial meeting between Indian and Chinese sides took place on 1 October 2019, the Chinese National Day.

Meanwhile, in the diplomatic domain, through video conferencing, the Indian Joint Secretary- East Asia Naveen Srivastava and Director General in Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wu Jianghao spoke on Friday evening. The MEA spokesperson talking about the meeting said, “Both sides reviewed the state of bilateral relations including the current developments at the LAC. In this context they recalled the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, that peaceful, stable and balanced relations between India and China will be a positive factor for stability in the current global situation. Both sides also agreed that in accordance with the guidance provided by the leadership, the two sides should handle their differences through peaceful discussion bearing in mind the importance of respecting each other’s sensitivities, concerns and aspirations and not allow them to become disputes. The two sides also exchanged views on the challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and cooperation in various multilateral forums.”

This meeting in the diplomatic domain just a night before the two cops commanders meet at the LAC, has set a positive stage for the meeting in military domain which will be monitored very closely not only by the two governments but also by the major world powers.

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