Even as the fifth round of corps commander level meetings culminated on Sunday, China on Monday said India’s nationalistic and Sinophobic attitude was a deadly mix.
India has done precautionary deployment all along the 3,488-km LAC, de facto border between India and China.
The talks are scheduled to start at 10:30 AM in Chushul sector on the Indian side of Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.
The Indian forces have been made aware of the withdrawal plans and soldiers on the ground were apprised accordingly.
India has decided to prepare for the long haul if China does not comply with the agreements and retreat to status quo ante as of April.
The action was premeditated, the sources said, as the Chinese had come prepared in riot gear with shields, riot helmet and guards.
The escalation of tensions along the LAC is likely to affect the geopolitics of the region as well as the world, experts say.
A statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said Jaishankar conveyed the protest of the Government of India in the strongest terms.
The violence that erupted on Monday in the Galwan region at Patrolling Point 14 was tied to China failing to honour the agreement on June 6 that the area would be a buffer zone.
Earlier in the day, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said his country does not want more conflicts with India.