, Sushant Singh
| New Delhi |
Updated: August 13, 2020 10:47:19 am
India’s ambassador to Beijing, Vikram Misri, reached out Wednesday to a key interlocutor in the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee to try and make headway in talks on resolving the crisis along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh where the standoff between troops of the two countries enters its 100th day Thursday.
Misri met Liu Jianchao, Deputy Director of the Office of the CPC Central Committee Foreign Affairs Commission, and “briefed him on India’s stance vis-à-vis the situation on the borders in eastern Ladakh UT and overall bilateral relations”, the Indian embassy in Beijing said in a tweet Wednesday.
The Central Committee is a political body comprising top leaders of the Communist Party of China.
Officials said Liu wields influence within the CPC’s foreign affairs division, and can help convey the need to resolve the border situation at the political level.
Talks on disengagement of troops at friction points, especially in the Pangong Tso area, and de-escalation along the LAC have not made progress beyond a point. Both…