India, China military talks over Pangong Tso ‘inconclusive’ for the fourth day running

New Delhi(DL), September 3 : : Military talks between India(In) & China over new incursion attempts in Indian territories by this Chinese Citizens Liberation Troops (PLA) stopped “inconclusive” for the 4th consecutive day.

In a four-hour long gathering, the Chinese remained adamant & denied to retreat from Eastern Ladakh. “Brigade commander-level officials from both the nations met in Chushul to resolve the problems,” stated a Sr. govt official.

Previously within the day, Indian Troops chief Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane went to Ladakh to review operational preparedness of the enforces amidst the ongoing border stand-off with China. On a two-day trip, Gen. Naravane approached Leh within the in the morning & engaged with Sr. officials.

Gen. Naravane is well-known to have addressed strategies on just how to thwart Chinese incursion attempts. Army of the China’s Citizens Liberation Troops (PLA) have made new incursion attempts in Indian territories. Military representatives of both the nations are involved in a dialog to de-escalate tensions.

China had made provocative military movements in an trying to alter the status quo in Pangong Tso. On Aug 31, Chinese army had indulged in provocative actions after Indian warriors occupied the heights there to thwart a PLA land-grabbing bid over the weekend. On the intervening night of Aug 29 & Aug 30, 2024, PLA army violated the consensus accepted upon in military & diplomatic engagements during this ongoing standoff in eastern Ladakh.

Troops Chief Naravane going to also be reviewing the formidable logistical problems posed by this harsh climate in heights of over 12,000 ft & temperatures as severe as minus 50 degrees Celsius. The enforce requires special clothing, diet & shelter for close to 35,000 extra army deployed in Eastern Ladakh. Majority of the friction points in Ladakh — like Pangong Lake & Galwan Valley — where the face-offs have happened, are located 14,000-feet above the sea level.

Both nations were involved in a four-month fractious standoff in the Line of Actual Curb in eastern Ladakh. In spite of multiple levels of dialog, there hasn’t being any breakthrough & the deadlock continues.

On Jun 15, up to 20 Indian warriors & an unfamiliar no. of Chinese army have been died in a violent clash in Galwan Valley.