| New Delhi |
November 6, 2020 2:02:30 am
Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders will meet for the eighth time on Friday to discuss a possible resolution of the standoff in eastern Ladakh. The meeting, expected to start around 9.30 am, will take place on the Indian side of Chushul-Moldo Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) point.
Sources in the Army said both sides are ready for a prolonged, winter deployment of additional troops.
The Indian delegation will be led, for the first time, by Lt General P G K Menon, who took over from Lt Gen Harinder Singh in mid-October as commander of the XIV Corps, which is responsible for the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China in eastern Ladakh, as well as Siachen and Drass sector facing the Line of Control with Pakistan.
This, however, will not be the first time Lt Gen Menon will be part of the Corps Commander talks, as he had been included in the sixth and seventh rounds of discussions. He had been included in the talks since he was scheduled to take over from Singh after the latter’s one-year tenure ended on October 14.
Lt Gen Menon, who will lead the…