India and China held another round of military talks on Friday to discuss the disengagement process in the remaining friction points such as Hot Springs, Gogra, and Depsang in eastern Ladakh, people familiar with the development said.
The 11th round of the Corps Commander-level talks began at around 10:30 am at the Chushul border point on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, they said. The delegation is led by Lieutenant General PGK Menon, the Commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps.
The border standoff between the two countries started on May 5 last year followed by a violent clash in the Pangong lake areas and both sides gradually increased their deployment by rushing in tens of thousands of soldiers as well as heavy ammunition.
As an outcome of series of military and diplomatic level talks, the two sides completed the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the North and South banks of the Pangong lake in February, in compliance with an agreement on disengagement. India has been consistently insisting that the resolution of the outstanding issues, including at Depsang, Hot Springs, and Gogra, is important for the overall ties between the two countries.