After the violent clash between India and China in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, tension has risen between India and China over the Line of Actual Control (LAC). By far, three meetings have been held in order to de-escalate the border issue.
Recently, talks between the Indian and Chinese military delegates to resolve the tension in Eastern Ladakh went on for around 12 hours, sources said. The meeting which started at 10.30 a.m. came to an end at 11 p.m. on Tuesday night, the sources said.
This was the third meeting held in Chushul on the Indian side, while the previous two took place in Moldo on the Chinese side on June 6 and June 22.
Tension between the two nations seems to be unresolved for now. The main reason for which China is not removing their troops from the Galwan Valley is because India is constructing a road to it. This is the main worry for China. India, however, is not going to stop the construction as China has already built their road to the LAC near Galwan Valley.
“All contentious areas during the current standoff were discussed to stabilise the situation,” the sources added.
In the meeting, China agreed to push its military back from the disputed place but their troops are still there. India claims Line of Actual Control at Finger 8 and Chinese are sitting between at Finger 4 and Finger 5. SImilar differences exist in Depsang and Demchok.
On June 22, the talks were held which lasted 11 hours and the meeting was held in a cordial, positive and constructive atmosphere and there was a “mutual consensus to disengage”.
“Modalities for disengagement from all friction areas in Eastern Ladakh were discussed,” the Indian Army had stated.
India has prepared itself to deal with the war-like situation against China. As tensions on the Indo-China border continue to escalate, India has deployed its Air Defence System towards the border with China. In addition to this, India has also increased the number of armies. In view of China’s war intentions, The Indian Air Force has deployed frontline fighter jets, including Su-30 MKIs, Mirage 2000s and MiG-29. The Chinook helicopters have also been deployed in and around the Leh airbase to provide the capability of rapid troops transportation.
It is to be noted that this is the first deadly confrontation between the two Asian giants since 1975 in which China has reportedly suffered a huge loss. As per news agency ANI, 43 soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were killed in an escalated scuffle with Indian soldiers.
The Indian government, on the other hand, took an unprecedented step and has banned as many as 59 Chinese apps including TikTok. The decision of banning Chinese apps was taken in the wake of India-China border standoff. The government has blocked 59 apps for safety, security, defence, sovereignty and integrity of India. These Chinese apps have been taken down from Google Play Store and Apple App Store in India.