India-China Talks: The dispute between India and China on many issues including the border continues till now. Despite several rounds of talks between the two countries, the differences between the two have not diminished. Two years after the skirmish between Indian Army and Chinese troops (PLA) in the remote Galwan Valley of Ladakh, the two countries are still in talks to reduce tension on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), but There is no solution to the impasse that has been going on for 25 months.
However, both China and India agree that the ongoing dialogue will help resolve all differences. The soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army of China had infiltrated in the Galwan Valley of Eastern Ladakh in the year 2020. Since then, the standoff between India and China on the LAC increased further.
What was the solution of 14 rounds of talks?
The Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have so far held 15 rounds of talks between the corps commanders to resolve the standoff. Of these, 14 rounds of talks have taken place after the Galwan Valley clash. These talks have led to partial success in the removal of rival troops from some fighting sites along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). An official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Galwan clashes along the LAC on June 15, 2020, was the first deadliest clash in five decades, and the trust deficit it created is continuing the ongoing talks.
The deadlock continues amid several rounds of talks
20 Indian soldiers and many Chinese soldiers were killed during the Galwan Valley conflict. However, it is unknown how many Chinese soldiers were killed. Officials believe that as long as talks are on, some progress can be expected to resolve the deadlock.
India and China have not made much progress in another round of diplomatic talks on May 31 on the LAC standoff. However, the 16th meeting of military commanders is expected to be held soon.
What did former army officer DS Hooda say?
Former army officer Lt Gen (Retd) DS Hooda said about the Galwan Valley conflict that an important lesson from this incident is that when a large number of soldiers face each other and trust building measures are broken. So the potential for conflict increases, even if it is not intended. DS Hooda further said that there is a risk of some local clashes due to not proceeding with the process of reducing tension with China.
What happened on 15th June 2020?
On 15 June 2020, China betrayed. On this day there was a fierce skirmish between the soldiers of China and India. In which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred. A large number of Chinese soldiers were also killed in this. However, China did not give the exact number of its soldiers killed. The Galwan conflict was believed to be the first deadliest clash along the LAC in 5 decades. After this incident, there was a further lack of trust between the army of both the countries. After this skirmish, in the month of July, Chinese soldiers withdrew from the Galvan Valley.
India and China’s stand on LAC?
After several rounds of talks between India-China, the solution of the problem has not been found. In the last two years, India and China have taken a tough stand on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Military activities have increased on both sides of the border. The work of deployment of modern weapons, development of infrastructure and maneuvers from the armies is going on continuously. Although Army Chief General Manoj Pandey recently said that the Indian Army aims to restore trust and peace with the PLA, it cannot be a one-sided affair. To end the deadlock, China also needs to take better initiatives for this.