The MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned the 2 sides have agreed to maintain the following spherical of army talks and are in fixed communication on this regard.
“India and China continue to maintain close communication by means of diplomatic and army channels with the target of making certain full disengagement in all friction factors alongside the LAC within the western sector and for full restoration of peace and tranquillity,” he instructed a media briefing.
Srivastava was responding to a query on the standing of talks between the 2 nations on the army face-off in japanese Ladakh.
The troops of the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army(PLA) are locked in a standoff for over eight months.
Last month, India and China held one other spherical of diplomatic talks beneath the framework of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on India-China border affairs.
“As you’re conscious, the most recent spherical of WMCC was held on December 18. The two sides have agreed to maintain a subsequent spherical of senior commanders assembly, and are in fixed communication by means of diplomatic and army channels on this regard,” Srivastava mentioned.
The eighth and final spherical of army talks between the 2 sides came about on November 6 throughout which each side broadly mentioned disengagement of troops from particular friction factors.
Army chief Gen MM Naravane on Tuesday hoped for an amicable decision of the standoff by means of talks primarily based on “mutual and equal safety”.
The Chief of Army Staff on the similar time asserted that Indian troops are totally ready to cope with any eventuality alongside the LAC and can maintain their floor so long as it takes to obtain the “nationwide objectives and goals.”India has all alongside been sustaining that the onus is on China to carry ahead the method of disengagement and de-escalation on the friction factors within the mountainous area.
Following the sixth spherical of army talks, the 2 sides had introduced a slew of choices together with not to ship extra troops to the frontline, chorus from unilaterally altering the scenario on the bottom and keep away from taking any actions which will additional complicate issues.
This spherical was held with a particular agenda of exploring methods to implement a five-point settlement reached between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at a gathering in Moscow on September 10 on the sidelines of a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) conclave.
The pact included measures like fast disengagement of troops, avoiding motion that might escalate tensions, adherence to all agreements and protocols on border administration and steps to restore peace alongside the LAC.