Amidst constantly falling temperatures in Ladakh, now it seems that India and China are approaching a mutual agreement to withdraw troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), as talks at the military level are moving in the right direction. In order to normalize the tension, so far, 8 rounds of core commander level meetings have been held between the two countries.
Sources told that the modalities in this direction can be fully finalized in the next few days, including the withdrawal of troops from all disputed areas in a phased manner. Sources said, however, that India is proceeding cautiously on this matter as it wants both negotiations and agreements to be turned into reality and implemented on the ground. Negotiations also involve the matter of moving tanks and armored vehicles back from their current positions and progress in this regard is likely in the next few days.
He said that after the 8th round of talks, both sides have to discuss some more issues before taking action on the disputed matters. The two sides issued a joint statement after the 8th round of Corps Commander level meeting between India and China in Chushul on Sunday.
The statement said that there was a clear, deep, and constructive dialogue between the two sides to repel troops on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the western region of the India-China border areas. In the meeting, the two sides also agreed to implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of both countries honestly and to work to show restraint to the troops stationed on their border, avoiding misunderstandings and misconceptions.