| New Delhi |
Updated: November 3, 2020 7:38:39 am
Negotiations between India and China over the situation in eastern Ladakh have not yielded results so far on troops returning to their April locations — the status quo ante, before the start of the standoff in May — but the Indian establishment is hopeful of “partial disengagement” at certain friction points in the region.
Sources said this is largely supposed to translate into thinning of troops massed by the two sides on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso. Friction points also remain in Gogra and Hot Spring areas after some initial disengagement.
While seven rounds of talks at the level of the Corps Commander have taken place since June, movement of troops and artillery by either side has only increased in the region.
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