The stalemate reached during the 13th round of India-China Corps Commander Level talks in October persisted until the 14th round India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting held at Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Chinese side on 12th January ended inconclusively.
Without mentioning any outcome on Hot Springs (Patrolling Point 15) Standoff, the two sides issued a joint statement on Thursday which said, “The two sides also agreed to consolidate on the previous outcomes and take effective efforts to maintain the security and stability on the ground in the Western Sector including during winter.”
The two sides agreed to stay in close contact and maintain dialogue via military and diplomatic channels and work out a mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues at the earliest. In this context it was also agreed that the next round of the Commanders’ talks should be held at the earliest.
The two sides had a frank and in-depth exchange of views for the resolution of the relevant issues along the LAC in the Western Sector.