September 25, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
Ladakh: After holding a series of inconclusive meetings to end more than two weeks long face-off, India and China will hold a flag meeting on today (Sept. 25) in Chushul in Ladakh in yet another effort to find some solution to the standoff.
According to Indian media reprots China has hardened its stance and is in no mood to climb down from its objective of building a road south of “30-R” post. As per media reprots two sides had agreed not to allow construction in disputed sections of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). India is opposed to the construction of the road, which falls in the disputed areas.
Around 800 Chinese troops continue to be on certain territory in Ladakh, over which India asserts it’s claim. The Chinese troops have entered at least three kilometers into territory reportedly controlled by India.
Indian soldiers have also been deployed in the stand-off zone, while 15 battalions and reserve units in eastern Ladakh have been kept at high alert.
Amid continuing standoff on the borders, India on Tuesday said engagements with China were underway at “different levels and different places” and made it clear that the country’s border security was in safe hands.
India’s response came a day after Chinese President Xi Jinping asked the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to be combat ready to win a “regional war”.
On Sept. 18, while addressing a joint press briefing during his visit to India, Chinese President Xi Jinping said incidents may continue to occur at India-China border as the areas were not properly demarcated.
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