Expect China to work towards early resolution of remaining issues on LAC in eastern Ladakh, says India
Bagchi said that the two sides have had some progress in terms of disengagement from various areas in the past.
The Indian side is expected to seek disengagement as soon as possible in the remaining friction points besides pressing for resolution of issues in Depsang Bulge and Demchok.
He said that the Modi government has made it clear to the forces that any unilateral action on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) should not be ignored.
The fresh round of Corps Commander talks are scheduled to start at 10:30 AM at Moldo border point on the Chinese side of the LAC.
A distinct change this time is the increase of on ground friction positions which total to 17 such locations along the 832 kilometer long LAC in Ladakh.
The Chinese have agreed to discuss resolution of the standoff at Gogra, Hotspring at the Division Commanders level as they feel that things can get resolved at that level now, an officer said.
Gen Naravane also mentioned about the 11th round of Corps commander-level talks between the armies of India and China, and hoped to 'settle other border' issues through further negotiations.
China on Thursday said that India’s proposal of restoring status quo ante of April 2020 in Eastern Ladakh may come up for discussion when the representatives of the two countries meet.
In the previous WMCC held last month, the two countries agreed that early and complete disengagement of the troops along the LAC was essential for smooth bilateral relations.