Bid to defuse tension in Ladakh

Published: 21st April 2013 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2013 08:33 AM   |  A+A-

With the Indian and Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) troops setting up tented posts on each other’s territory, officials from both the sides have touched base through the ‘Working Mechanism’ on the Sino-Indian border to resolve the face-off in Eastern Ladakh.

Actually, the row began on April 15,when a PLA contingent of around 50 men set up a tented post about 10 km inside the Daulat Beg Oldi Sector in Eastern Ladakh. 

In a tit-for-tat response, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police also established a camp, about 300m from the Chinese tent in the opposite direction.

Confirming the incident, official sources here said, “This is an area where there have been differing perceptions of the Line of Actual Control.”

It has been learnt that New Delhi and Beijing officials “are in touch with each other on this” through the ‘Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs,which has become operational last year.


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