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Ladakh standoff continues even after 9th round of Indo-Sino military talks ends past midnight

NEW DELHI: The 9th round of Corps Commander Level talks between India and China ended today at 2:30 am.

Sources reported that the meeting between the two countries which started at 11 am on Sunday at Moldo opposite Chushul in the Eastern Ladakh sector lasted for more than 15 hours.

The meeting was held to address the ongoing military standoff.

The two countries have been engaged in a stand-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since April-May last year. While China began amassing massive military strength along the LAC, India responded with a befitting build-up.

Multiple rounds of talks have failed to yield any significant result in defusing border tensions. The last round of Corps Commander-level talks between both countries were held on November 6, 2020.

On August 29-30, India occupied heights along the northern and southern bank of the Pangong Lake which includes dominating positions overlooking the Chinese military deployed in that area.

The Chinese have been asking India to withdraw troops and tanks first from the southern bank but India has been asking for disengagement from all the friction points.

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