Amid the report that the Chinese PLA troops transgressed in Arunachal Pradesh, India and China are likely to hold a military level talks on Sunday at Chushul.
The meeting is likely to take place between India’s Ladakh Corps Commander and Chinese South Xinjiang military district commander at Chushul with de-escalation from patrolling point 15 or general area Hot Springs on the agenda.
As per reports, the senior military commanders will take up remaining points of friction in East Ladakh, including Depsang Bulge and Charding Nullah Junction in South Demchok, one at a time.
If the two sides decide to come to an agreement (most plausible) on de-escalation from Hot Springs, the PLA aggression of May 2020 will be reversed with the status quo intact in East Ladakh.
As of now, some 50 PLA personnel are ahead for their positions at patrolling point 15 with an equal number of Indian Army troops facing them at a distance.
Even though the military situation has eased out between the two sides as compared to last year, the PLA has still deployed more than two divisions and a number of combined arms brigades.
The Indian Army also has matching deployments with the air force on standby from both sides.
“If de-escalation from PP 15 is reached on Sunday, then both India and China can work towards de-induction of troops from the East Ladakh theatre after 16 months,” HT quoted a Beijing watcher as saying.