There was no way out of the Major General’s talks on Sunday with a view to end tension on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Depsang in Ladakh. Prior to this, five rounds of talks at the level of Corps Commander i.e. Lieutenant General, in an attempt to leave the Indian land of China in three places, including Pangong Tayo in eastern Ladakh, have already gone with no serious outcomes.
LAC has a tremendous deadlock at these places. No formal information has been provided by Army or Ministry of Defense on the talks on the fifth round of Major General and Lieutenant General level on Depsang.
According to highly placed government sources, all hope now rests on the diplomatic, Special Representative and Working Mechanism of Coordination and Cooperation (WMCC) level negotiations. WMCC level talks are being decided to start fresh talks to bring the situation back to normal.
The WMCC is an important platform to resolve disputes between India and China for which both sides are committed. In this conversation, the outline of military and diplomatic level talks is drawn. Prior to this, WMCC level talks have been held between India and China on five occassions.
According to information given to the Parliamentary Committee of Chiefs of Defense Staff (CDS) on Tuesday, the army is preparing for a long-term deployment to Ladakh. According to sources, the way out of the conversation is looking far away.