, Shubhajit Roy
| New Delhi |
Updated: July 17, 2020 7:13:25 am
Suggesting that the standoff with Chinese troops along the Ladakh frontier could continue for a while, the Indian Army Thursday said while the two sides remain “committed to the objective of complete disengagement”, this “process is intricate and requires constant verification”.
In a terse statement on the fourth round of talks between XIV Corps Commander Lt General Harinder Singh and South Xinjiang Military Region Commander Major General Liu Lin, the Army said the two sides “are taking it forward through regular meetings at diplomatic and military level”.
This, in effect, means more meetings will be needed to take the disengagement process forward, especially in the Pangong Tso area where the Chinese came 8 km west of Finger 8 which India says marks the LAC. While they have vacated the Finger 4 base, PLA troops continue to occupy the ridgeline there in significant numbers.
On the fourth round of talks in Chushul which stretched into the early hours of Wednesday, the Army said, “Senior Commanders reviewed the progress on implementation of the first phase of…