Rajnath meets military brass, CSG to set agenda for Commander talks

Written by Krishn Kaushik
, Deeptiman Tiwary
| New Delhi |

Updated: September 12, 2020 8:08:32 am






Rajnath Singh chaired a nearly two-hour long meeting Friday with the military brass and the National Security Advisor. (File/Photo: Twitter @rajnathsingh/File)

A day after the Indian and Chinese Foreign Ministers met in Moscow to try and dial down tensions in Ladakh where the situation along the LAC remains grim, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a nearly two-hour long meeting Friday with the military brass and the National Security Advisor.

Sources said the next round of talks at the Corps Commander-level between the two countries is likely next week.

The China Study Group, headed by NSA Ajit Doval, is likely to hold a meeting Saturday following the return of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, a government source said. “The CSG will work on the agenda and contours for the Corps Commander-level talks which will be scheduled next week,” the source said.

The CSG includes the secretaries of Defence, External Affairs, Home and vice-chiefs of the three services apart from chiefs of the IB and RAW.

Indian and Chinese troops are within a few hundred metres from each other at several positions on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso. China massed troops after the Indians raced…

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