De-escalation of LAC issue to take time : Parliamentary panel told

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New Delhi: Top military brasses briefed a Parliamentary panel that the Indian side is ready for a long haul on LAC in Ladakh sector with China.

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and senior military officers informed the panel that de-escalation between India and China may take more time.

Worthwhile to mention that on June 15, 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in a violent clash with the Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley.

Major General-level talks between Indian and Chinese armies to discuss disengagement in the Depsang plains north of Galwan area started on August 8 near the LAC.

The talks are taking place at Daulat Beg Oldie for the de-escalation of troops and material in the Depsang plains, which is a table-top plateau to the north of Galwan.

The Indian side is being led by General Officer Commanding of 3 Mountain Division, Major General Abhijit Bapat.

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