The top Army commanders of India and China on Sunday had the 13th round of talks to resolve the military stand-off in eastern Ladakh.
The meeting focused particularly on terms for a mutual withdrawal of troops from the Patrol Point 15 on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Deccan Herald reported.
Lt. Gen. P G K Menon, the commander of the XIV Corps of the Indian Army, met Maj Gen Liu Lin, his counterpart in the South Xinjiang Military District of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
The meeting took place on the China side at the Chushul-Moldo point on the LAC on Sunday.
It started at 10:30 a.m. and continued till 7:00 p.m.
As per reports, the two sides discussed ways to build on the disengagement on the northern and southern banks of Pangong Tso (lake) in February as well as the Gogra Post in August and to mutually withdraw front-line troops from Patrol Point 15 a.k.a. Hot Springs.
The Patrol Point 15 is one of the LAC points, where the face-off is still continuing.
The two military commanders are expected to brief the outcome of the talks to their superiors in the Indian Army and the Chinese PLA in New Delhi and Beijing respectively.
After India and China pulled out troops from both the banks of Pangong Tso earlier this year, the disengagement in Gogra Post and Hot Springs were perceived to be the ‘low hanging fruits’ for the negotiations to resolve the stand-off along the LAC.
But the 11th round of talks between the military commanders of the two sides on April 9 last ended in a stalemate, which was broken only after the senior diplomats of the two sides had a video conference on June 25