Indian and Chinese troops on Tuesday held border personnel meetings at Chushul and Daulat Baig Oldie (DBO) to resolve the ongoing stand-off over the Chinese incursion in the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). While the Chinese side was represented by senior colonels, the Indian side was represented by General Officer Commanding, 3 Infantry Division, and Brigade commander, 70 Infantry Brigade.
The meetings are learnt to have taken place from 3pm to 5 pm and both sides agreed to not let the situation intensify further.
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“There was a requirement of such a meeting to convey that relations between the two countries are not strained. The meetings took place at Chushul and DBO. The Indian side was represented by a Maj General and a Brigadier and the Chinese side was represented by a senior colonel— equivalent to a Brigadier,” said a Defence Ministry source.The source added that further meetings between the two sides are likely in near future.
The ongoing stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops began last week when Indian troops demolished a hut erected by soldiers of the Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army 1.5 km inside the Indian side of LAC at Burtse—about 200 km north- east of Leh.
There is no commonly delineated LAC between India and China.