China and India hold the fourth round of military-level talks:the commander of the South Xinjiang Military Region attends and touches on important issues
According to Indian media reports, the fourth round of China-India military-level talks aimed at easing tensions in the border confrontation was held at noon on the 14th. Admiral Singh, commander of the 14th Indian Corps, and China Major General Liu Lin, commander of the People’s Liberation Army South Xinjiang Military Region, attended the meeting at Chushur, located on the Indian side of the Sino-Indian border control line.
The Hindustan Times quoted sources on the 14th as saying that the current round of military-level talks touched on the issue of disengagement of military contacts in the Bangong Lake area and the second phase of the Dapsang Basin, both China and India The commander will discuss the gradual withdrawal of weapons and equipment from the friction zone along the actual control line to the distance agreed by both parties, and how to reduce the overall military buildup in the area. Huda, the former commander of the Indian Army’s northern theater, believes that this round of military-level talks is “essential”, but I am afraid that all issues will not be resolved in one go. An anonymous Indian government official said that since the Chinese military still has troops stationed in the Bangong Lake area and the Dapsan Basin,”this may become the difficulty of the talks.”
Indian Press Trust (PTI) said that before this, China and India had held three rounds of high-level military meetings on June 6, June 22 and June 30, Since then, the situation along the Sino-Indian border has gradually eased, and the two armies have disengaged from multiple confrontation points in the Gallevan Valley, but the Bangong Lake area remains the biggest crux of the deadlock. The Indian side insisted that China withdraw all troops from the”Finger 4″ and”Finger 8″ in the Bangong Lake area. According to reports, sources said that the Chinese army has further reduced its military presence on the”Finger 4″ ridge and removed some ships from Bangong Lake. Compared with China’s active implementation of the agreement, India’s military moves are constant. According to Indian media reports, the Indian army will order 72,000 assault rifles and”crow” unmanned reconnaissance aircraft from the United States in the near future, as well as the”firefly” micro-tactical rogue weapon system produced by Israel, to enrich the border forces.
It is reported that after the military-level talks, the two sides will hold a new round of China-India border affairs consultation and coordination mechanism meeting at the diplomatic level. This means that the two countries may have established an effective tacit agreement that the military-level talks are responsible for agreeing on when and how to break away from the confrontation, and the diplomatic-level dialogues communicate and supervise the implementation.
India’s geography expert Jayadwa said in an interview on the 14th that based on the experience of the previous three military-level talks, the talks often lasted a long time, and this round of talks is expected to be the same. At present, both sides have shown sincerity to cool down the tension, but the”hard bones” that are really difficult to eat may be just beginning.”No matter how China and India end the confrontation, it is difficult for bilateral relations to return to the level before the confrontation in a short period of time.”