Winter coming, no sign of thaw, 7th round of military talks on October 12

Written by Krishn Kaushik
| New Delhi |

October 5, 2020 4:47:43 am






For India, it will be the last time that Lt General Harinder Singh, the XIV Corps Commander who led the first six rounds of discussions, will be a part of the engagement. (File photo)

EVEN AS the armies of both sides prepare to dig in for the winter, with no sign of any major breakthrough in border talks, the seventh meeting of senior military commanders of India and China will take place on October 12 in a fresh bid to find a resolution to the five-month standoff in eastern Ladakh.

For India, it will be the last time that Lt General Harinder Singh, the XIV Corps Commander who led the first six rounds of discussions, will be a part of the engagement. His one-year tenure comes to an end on October 14 following which he will take charge of the Indian Military Academy (IMA).

Lt General P G K Menon, who will take over from Singh, was part of the last meeting of Corps Commanders on September 21 and will be present at the latest round too. The previous meeting on September 21 was also the first since May in which a diplomat was present from the Indian side — Naveen Srivastava, Joint Secretary (East Asia) in the Ministry of External Affairs.

Srivastava has been representing India at the Working Mechanism for Consultation and…

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