The 11th round of military talks between India and China over the border standoff in Ladakh is expected to take place on April 9. 

The meeting between the military commanders of the two sides would focus on resolving the ongoing issues along the friction points in Gogra, Hot Springs and Depsang plains in Ladakh. 

India has stated that it would agree to de-escalation only if it is simultaneous and withdrawal of troops is equal from on both sides and addresses mutual security concerns. 

The talks are likely to be held soon after the two countries have held diplomatic level talks in which they discussed these issues in detail. 

The border standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries erupted on May 5 last year following a violent clash in the Pangong lake areas. 

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Following the clash, both sides gradually enhanced their deployment by rushing in tens of thousands of soldiers as well as heavy weaponry. 

Several rounds of military as well as diplomatic talks finally resulted in withdrawal of troops and weapons from the North and South banks of Pangong lake in February. 

The credit for the disengagement was given to all stakeholders by Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane who also talked about the country benefitting from the inputs given by the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval during the crisis. 

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India and China have held 10 round of talks at the Corps Commander level to reach the arrangement to disengage from the Pangong lake area. 

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