The friction points on the banks of the Pangong lake and Gogra heights have been resolved, but Hot Springs remains to be addressed, the sources said.
New Delhi: In a bid to resolve the ongoing standoff on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India and China are likely to hold the 14th round of corps commander talks on January 12. This would be the first time that the Indian Army's new 14 'Fire and Fury' Corps Commander Lt Gen Anindya Sengupta would be representing the country in talks with the Chinese side. He took over formally on Tuesday.
The 14th round of India-China talks are likely to be held on January 12 to mainly resolve the Hot Springs area, which is the only new friction point left to be resolved between the two countries, government sources told ANI.
India and China have been holding talks on the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern Ladakh area to resolve the standoff, and 13 rounds have been held so far. The two sides are looking at the resolution of the Hot Springs friction point, which emerged after the Chinese aggression last year. The friction points on the banks of the Pangong lake and Gogra heights have been resolved, but Hot Springs remains to be addressed, the sources said.
India has also been demanding the resolution of the DBO area and CNN junction area, which have been there before the April-May timeframe last year and are considered to be legacy issues. India responded very aggressively to Chinese aggression and checked their actions at multiple locations. The 2020 Galwan clash also took place in June there in which both sides suffered casualties.
India has been working towards establishing peace in the area but has also maintained a high level of preparedness to thwart any misadventure by the enemy troops. India has also made rapid developments in terms of roads and habitats for troops, and sources estimated that India could easily manage over 2 lakh soldiers in the area in extreme winters in case such a large number of troops are required to be there. (ANI)