Amid the ongoing border tension, India and China will join a virtual meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on Thursday, Times Now reported.

The meeting assumes importance on the backdrop that the October 10 meeting between the armies of China and India failed to reach an agreeable solution to resolve the ongoing standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

As per reports, the WMCC meeting will be led by Naveen Srivastava, the additional secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs (East Asia) who will be accompanied by officials from the Indian Army, Home Ministry, Indo-Tibetan border Police (ITBP) and the Ministry of Defence.

The crucial meeting is likely to focus on disengagement along the Depsang plains and hot Springs area along the LAC.

In a statement released after the October 10 meeting between the Indian and Chinese militaries, the Indian Army had said that China did not agree with any of the constructive suggestions floated by the Indian side.

“The Chinese side was not agreeable and also could not provide any forward-looking proposals. The meeting thus did not result in resolution of the remaining areas,” the statement said.

The two sides have increased the deployment in the area to about 50,000 troops besides armoured vehicles and artillery equipment.

Moreover, the Chinese side has also started constructing heated accommodations for its troops, thus hinting that a resolution could be far from sight.

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