India and China military commanders held a 12-hour long meeting focusing on Wednesday on the disengagement of forces at Patrolling Point 15 — Hot Springs.

The meeting between the military commanders of the two countries at Moldo on the Chinese side started at 10 a.m. and ended at 10.30 p.m on Wednesday.

This is the 14th round of military talks between India and China to resolve the border dispute.

Indian Army chief General M.M. Naravane said that he hoped for some positive developments in the days ahead.

Along the Northern Borders, the Indian Army has continued to maintain the highest levels of operational preparedness, while engaging in sustained dialogue with the People’s Liberation Army, Gen Naravane had said.

“We hope to resolve Patrolling Point 15 (Hot Spring) in the current round of talks. Once that is done we will look at other issues which predate the current standoff,” he said.

After persistent joint efforts, mutual dis-engagement has taken place at many locations.

“So there has been positive movement,” the Indian Army Chief said.

He said that the 4-5th round of talks resulted in resolving patrolling point 14, the 9-10th round North and South Bank and Kailash ranges and subsequently patrolling point 17.

However, the Indian Army chief said that while there has been partial disengagement, the threat has by no means reduced.

General Naravne said the force levels in areas where disengagement is yet to take place have been adequately enhanced.

India and China have been engaged in an intense border dispute for around two years and are now in talks to resolve the issues.

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