India-China bilateral talks foiled by an unagreeable bellicose Beijing

India-China bilateral talks foiled by an unagreeable Beijing
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The fresh round of talks between India and China over the Ladakh standoff broke down on Sunday.

As per the Indian Army, the Chinese side was not agreeable and could not provide any forward-looking proposals.

“During the meeting, the Indian side […] made constructive suggestions for resolving the remaining areas but the Chinese side was not agreeable and also could not provide any forward-looking proposals. The meeting thus did not result in resolution of the remaining areas,” an Indian army statement said.

“The two sides have agreed to maintain communications and also to maintain stability on the ground. It is our expectation that the Chinese side will take into account the overall perspective of bilateral relations and will work towards early resolution of the remaining issues while fully abiding by bilateral agreements and protocols,” it added.

China on the other hand indicated that the talks with India had failed.

A statement from the Chinese military’s Western Theater Command says, “India insists on unreasonable and unrealistic demands, adding difficulties to the negotiations”.

The Indian side had pressed for an early disengagement of troops. It was in the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh at the 13th round of military talks with China.

The talks began started at 10:30 am and went on until 7 pm.

India from its side has been insisting on finding a resolution of outstanding issues in all friction points, including the Depsang.

Moreover, tensions have been high between the two border countries.

It is to be noted that each side currently has around 50,000 to 60,000 troops along the LAC in the sensitive sector.

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