India and China are expected to hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday (24 June) to discuss and coordinate border issues, which will discuss the ongoing tension between the two countries. The WMCC meeting will be headed by Joint Secretary level officials on behalf of both countries. The WMCC was established in 2012 as an institutional mechanism aimed at building consultations and synergies between the two countries to maintain peace along the India-China border.
On the other hand, during a meeting between the top military commanders of India and China on Monday (22 June), the forces of the two countries have agreed to withdraw from all places of confrontation in East Ladakh. It is believed that this significant progress has been made in the direction of reducing the tension maintained for the last one and a half months. Army sources said in New Delhi on Tuesday (June 23) that the talks between the military commanders of the two countries took place on Monday (June 22) in a cordial, positive and constructive atmosphere.
It was decided in the meeting that the two sides will implement the modalities to move away from all the conflict zones in eastern Ladakh. Although nothing has been clarified as to what the modalities will be, but it is believed that the agreement reached between these officials in the meeting on June 6 will be carried forward in which the armies of the two countries will be phased Has to retreat.
On Monday, 14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh and Tibet Military District Commander Major General Lu Lin held talks for nearly 11 hours with the aim of easing tensions following the violent clashes in the Galvan Valley between India and the Chinese Army last week. In this meeting, a strong demand from India was made that the Chinese army should withdraw.
Army sources have not given any clear information about the duration of the agreement reached in Monday’s meeting, but it is clear that both sides have agreed to withdraw from all the places of confrontation. The modalities to move out of all the conflict zones in eastern Ladakh were discussed and will be implemented by both sides.
Conflicts have arisen between the two countries in at least four places in eastern Ladakh. These include Pengong Lake, Galvan Valley, Daulat Beg Oldi and Demchok. Defense experts said that the consensus reached between the two armies in the current tense situation is positive, but the biggest thing is that the Chinese side will ensure its implementation. It remains to be seen that he did not fulfill his promise as last time.