On 21st February 2021, the Tenth round of Corps Commander Level Meeting between India and China held. Commander Level Meeting was held on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Moldo.
- During the meeting, the Commander from both sides appraised the smooth completion of disengagement of troops at the Pangong Lake area.
- Both noted that disengagement is a significant step forward and it will provide a good basis to resolver the remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control in Western Sector.
- Both India and China held an in-depth exchange of views on other issues pertaining along the Western Sector of Line of Actual Control.
- They also agreed to follow important consensus of their state leaders.
- They agreed to stabilize and control the situation at ground level and for a mutually acceptable resolution on the remaining issues in orderly manner.
The border dispute
The territorial dispute between the countrues with respect to the sovereignty over some large and several smaller territories. One of the disputed regions is Aksai Chin which is claimed by the People’s Republic of China under the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). While, India claims it as a part of the UT of Ladakh. Other disputed territory includes McMahon Line. India maintains that McMahon Line is the legal border in the eastern part of India but China never accepted that border.
The Galwan Valley dispute
India and China 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 4 soldiers.
The Galwan River
The Galwan river flows from the disputed Aksai Chin region which is administered by the People’s Republic of China in the Ladakh region of India. The Galwan river originates on the eastern side of the Karakoram range while it flows west and join the Shyok River.
10th round of Corps Commander Level Meeting concludes 10th round of Corps Commander Level Meeting concludes