India, China hold General-level talks to resolve border standoff

New Delhi: India and China held Major General-level talks at the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector to resolve the ongoing military standoff. Major Generals from India and China held parleys at the DBO sector to resolve the ongoing standoff between the two sides for the last three years. The talks are crucial as they are for the resolution of the issues between the two sides in the same sector, defense sources said.

Last month, India and China held the 18th round of Corps Commander talks in the eastern Ladakh sector to resolve the issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). While the Indian delegation was led by Lieutenant General Rashim Bali, an officer of the same rank led the talks from the Chinese side from the local theatre command.

The meeting was crucial as it took place just before the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defense Ministers’ meeting, in which Chinese defense minister Li Shangfu also participated and discussed issues concerning the two sides.

Apart from talks, both sides are also rapidly investing in infrastructure development in the high mountainous borders to strengthen their respective positions. India and China are understood to have discussed de-escalation and legacy issues of Depsang plains and Demchok in the talks held last week.

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