New Delhi, August 23:
As part of the efforts currently underway to resolve the ongoing border dispute between India and China, Beijing suggested that both sides should go back equidistantly from the Finger-4 area in Ladakh.
Rejecting the suggestion, India said it was not acceptable.
“The Chinese side had made a suggestion that both India and China should go back equidistantly from the Finger-4 area. The suggestion is not acceptable to the Indian side,” Sources told ANI.
The suggestion is not acceptable to the Indian side
This comes amid the diplomatic and military-level talks between the two neighbours to resolve the boundary issue which has been going on for more than three months now.
Meanwhile, top military commanders have directed their field commanders to be fully prepared for any eventuality or action on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with the Indian side fully prepared for a long haul on the border.
Currently, the Chinese troops are present around the Finger 5 near the Pangong Tso lake and have deployed a large number of troops and equipment at the over five-kilometre stretch from Finger 5 to Finger 8.
The Indian side has already said that China should disengage completely from the Finger area and move back to its original location.
India fully prepared for any eventuality or action
China has violated the 1993-1996 agreement which prohibits construction of any kind at locations and India has raised this issue with the Chinese.
The Indian side is stressed that the Chinese should first disengage after which the two sides can discuss de-escalation from Eastern Ladakh and Depsang Plains and Daulat Beg Oldi areas.
China has been opened several fronts along the LAC and has moved troops along the Eastern Ladakh sector transgressing in multiple areas like Finger, Galwan valley, Gogra heights, and Hot Springs.
Beijing recently moved its troops to the Lipulekh area – a tri-junction between India, Nepal and China.