Chinese Foreign Ministry during a recent meeting stated that they are in contact with India to hold the 11th meeting of military commanders.
This will be done to resolve the tension along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh. However, they are yet to confirm the date for the talks.
Responding to a question at the meeting, the Chinese foreign ministry on Thursday blamed India for the “situation” at the border.
It has been speculated that New Delhi and Beijing are likely to hold the next round of corps commander-level talks on Friday. Both the countries are expected to focus on disengaging troops from the remaining friction points in Eastern Ladakh.
The two militaries had completed the withdrawal of frontline troops with armored formations and artillery from the banks of Pangong Lake ahead of the February 20 negotiations.
“China and India are in communication for holding the 11th round of talks. There is no delayed meeting as you cited,” ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian said.
On March 12, Indian and Chinese diplomats had agreed to ensure stability in the Ladakh sector of the LAC and to convene the 11th meeting of senior military commanders soon to take forward disengagement and de-escalation at friction points on the disputed border.
Those outcomes were agreed upon during a virtual meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs between the two countries.
According to India’s External Affairs Ministry, it had been agreed at the WMCC meet to convene the 11th meeting of the senior military commanders “at an early date so that two sides could work towards complete disengagement from the remaining friction areas”.