Chinese and Indian military personnel are meeting in Chushul-Moldo of the Ladakh region in their first meeting in 5 months to discuss border disputes.
The Indian and Chinese military have begun their first round of military-level border negotiations on Sunday, according to Indian media reports.
The parties chose Chushul-Moldo of the Ladakh region as their meeting point, the Times Now broadcaster revealed. This happens to be the first meeting on the issue between the two countries in 5 months.
The meeting has been scheduled prior to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Defense Ministers’ meeting, which is set to take place on April 27 and 28.
Rajnath Singh, Indian Defense Minister is set to hold talks with his Chinese counterpart, Li Shangfu, at the SCO to discuss issues regarding the Ladakh region.
The border region has spurred multiple disputed areas that range over thousands of square kilometers between the Asian countries. Ladakh is also bordered by the disputed area of Kashmir which Pakistan claims as its own.
A line of control was established in the region after the 1962 border war, meaning that countries have not yet fixed a border between them.
The situation escalated on the border in May 2020 but has since then seen relative peace after India and China agreed to pull back troops from the disputed areas in September 2022.