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Updated on: Monday, July 13, 2020, 01:58 AM IST

Lt Gen-level talks likely by Wed to finalise next phase of disengagement in Eastern Ladakh

An army convoy moves towards LAC in Leh on Sunday. 	 | —PTI

An army convoy moves towards LAC in Leh on Sunday. | —PTI

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New Delhi: The Indian Army and the Chinese PLA are expected to hold another round of high-level talks by Wednesday to thrash out modalities for the next phase of de-escalation as part of complete disengagement of troops in eastern Ladakh besides finalising a roadmap for ensuring peace and tranquillity in the high-altitude region, military sources said on Sunday.

There was no change in the ground position, and the next phase of the de-escalation process will kick off only after the fourth round of talks between corps commanders of the two sides, they said.

A relative calm prevails in the areas, the sources said adding India has been maintaining a hawk-eyed vigil in all areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Ladakh region and was fully ready to deal with any eventualities.

The sources said the fourth round of Lt General-level talks are likely to be held on either Tuesday or Wednesday and the main focus of it would be to finalise modalities for withdrawal of troops from rear bases of the two militaries.

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Published on: Monday, July 13, 2020, 01:58 AM IST
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