Though the year 2020 turned out to be full of distress for the border area sharing India and China, today both countries plan to consider the talks to next level. Indian and Chinese military leaders will meet to address, for the ninth time, the disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, where thousands of troops have been on the verge since May 2020.
Lt. General PGK Menon, commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps overseeing the Ladakh area, will head the Indian delegation to the talks. Major General Liu Lin, commander of the Southern Xinjiang Military Region, will lead the Chinese side. The meeting will take place at the Border Staff Meeting (BPM) in Moldo, on the Chinese side of the LAC, near Chushul.
Tensions grew in May when New Delhi observed incursions by Chinese soldiers in Ladakh along with a large deployment of Chinese military personnel. India immediately switched to its forces to counter further incursions.