The high-level talks initiated by Indian military commanders at Chushul-Moldo region on Saturday over the troop standoff at four points in eastern Ladakh with China reportedly ended on a “cordial and positive” note. Stating the same Foreign Ministry on Sunday stated that India and China have agreed to peacefully resolve the situation in the border areas in accordance with various bilateral agreements.
Leh-based 14 Corps Commander Lt General Harinder Singh met with South Xinjiang Military District Commander Major General Liu Lin held extensive talks at the Border Personnel Meeting Point in Maldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Followed by the meet, the government said that New Delhi and Beijing will continue the military and diplomatic engagements to resolve the situation and to ensure peace and tranquillity in the border areas.
“It took place in a cordial and positive atmosphere. Both sides agreed to peacefully resolve the situation in the border areas in accordance with various bilateral agreements,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
It all started with satellite images showing the Chinese troops moved in great numbers close to their perception line which India considers as its territory and undertaken fresh deployment and constructions. the standoff began on May 5, Indian troops have not been allowed to go beyond Finger 4 on the north bank of Pangong Tso, compared to earlier when Indian patrols could go 8 kms further till Finger 8, which is the LAC according to India.