Amid border tension India, China to hold military-level talks on Saturday
New Delhi/IBNS: Amid escalating tension between two countries along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near eastern Ladakh, India and China will hold military-level talks on Saturday, media reports said.
The talks have been requested by the Indian side after tension continues along the LAC, the de-facto border between the two countries.
According to reports, the talks will be held in the Indian Border Point Meeting hut in Chushul-Moldo.
Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, Commander of 14 Corps., will lead the talks from the Indian side.
Indian and Chinese troops have been involved in as many as four unsavoury incidents in recent weeks alone. Troops from the two countries clashed and came to blows on 5 May near the Pangong Tso lake that falls partly in eastern Ladakh and partly in Tibet.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held telephonic talks with US President Donald Trump where he discussed the India-China border skirmishes.
Trump earlier proposed to mediate between Indian and China. However, top government sources had then denied any such claim and said there had been no recent interaction between the two countries' leaders.
China also rejected Trump's offer, citing the two neighbours are capable of properly resolving the issues through dialogue and consultation, said reports.