India-China Border Dispute: 10th round of Corps Commander Level Meeting concludes

The 10th round of Corps Commander Level Meeting between India and China on February 21, 2021. It was held on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control in Moldo.

Highlights

  • In the meeting, both the sides appraised the smooth completion of disengagement of troops at the Pangong Lake area.
  • Both the sides, noted that disengagement is a significant step forward and it will provide a good basis to resolver the remaining issues along the LAC in Western Sector.
  • Both the countries held an in-depth exchange of views on other issues pertaining along the Western Sector of LAC.
  • Both the sides also agreed to follow important consensus of their state leaders.
  • The countries agreed to stabilize and control the situation at ground level and for a mutually acceptable resolution on the remaining issues in orderly manner.

India – China border dispute

It is an ongoing territorial dispute with respect to the sovereignty over some large and several smaller territories. One of the disputed regions is Aksai Chin which is claimed by China under the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Tibet Autonomous Region. While, India claims it as a part of the union territory of Ladakh. Other disputed territory includes McMahon Lin. India maintains that McMahon Line is the legal border in the east India but China never accepted that border.

Galwan Valley dispute

Both the countries recently engaged in a brawl at the Galwan River valley. It led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers. China earlier denied any casualty at their end but recently confirmed the deaths of four soldiers.

Galwan River

The river flows from the disputed Aksai Chin region which is administered by China in the Ladakh region of India. The river originates on the eastern side of the Karakoram range while it flows west and join the Shyok River.

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