India and China militaries fail to agree on a border line at Depsang and Hot Springs

India and China militaries fail to agree on a border line at Depsang and Hot Springs
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China has said that India made ‘unreasonable and unrealistic demands’ and the Indian Ministry of External affairs blamed the Chinese for not ‘being agreeable’ after the talks between the militaries of the two countries failed.

This was the thirteenth round of talks between the two sides to ease the periodic escalation in conflict in the border areas. There were six places where the two sides disagree on where the border line should be. Four of them have been resolved. Two of the remaining flashpoints are Depsang and Hot Springs.

“The Indian side emphasised such resolution of the remaining areas would facilitate progress in the bilateral relations. During the meeting, the Indian side therefore made constructive suggestions for resolving the remaining areas, but the Chinese side was not agreeable and also could not provide any forward-looking proposals. The meeting thus did not result in resolution of the remaining areas,” India said in a statement released on Monday, October 11.


However, talks will continue, as per the statement from India. While the clashes between the two armies have reduced since June last year when soldiers from the two nuclear powers clashed in Ladakh, the tension continues.

Both countries have 50,000 to 60,000 troops along the border areas, according to news agencies. While the talks have centred around the disputed border in Ladakh, Chinese troops recently attempted to cross the line in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh.

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