India, China talk again at military level, first round inconclusive
New Delhi : India and China have again indulged in talks after the death of soldiers in clash at Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh. The talks being held are in the area where violent clashes between Indian and Chinese soldiers took place on Monday night.
Currently, there are no signs of Chinese army disengaging from the area that is close to the Line of Actual Control or LAC between India and China in eastern Ladakh.
China overran Indian posts in this area in the 1962 war, but since then has not frequently patrolled this area and has not asserted any territorial claims. Now, they are claiming the whole Galwan valley as their own territory, a move that has put them in direct face-off with Indian soldiers.
Chinese soldiers took "pre-meditated and planned action" that was directly responsible for Monday's clash at Galwan valley, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar told his China counterpart Wang Yi in a phone conversation on Wednesday.
India wants restoration of the status quo along the LAC that prevailed before May when the first reports of Chinese incursions started appearing.
First round of talks between Major Generals of India and China were inconclusive on Wednesday.