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Moldo talks to ease the fire around Asian Giants

Indian and Chinese high-level army delegation held diplomatic talks at Moldo to discuss Border issues.

Moldo hosted Lt. General Harinder Singh from the Indian side and Major General from Liu Lin to sought the escalation between the two countries as border face off became a zone of fury. 

Chinese intrusion inside the LAC and India’s assertiveness is nothing new and Beijing has been alarming India to back off of what it sees as a Chinese territory. This time the centre stage of the showdown was Galwan Valley and Pangong Lake. Visuals from various sources even show the building of barracks alongside Galwan valley with Beijing signalling a forward policy of its assertiveness.

Since 2012, these escalations have been directed led to stand offs four times and according to US administration it is a sign of Chinese assertiveness. According to Ashley Tellis, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Beijing’s concerns “appear to have grown since the August 2019 Indian decision to make Ladakh a federally-administered territory”. Beijing has moved into disputed territories that did not host a continual Chinese presence as recently as January 2020. 

Ministry of External Affairs on 7th June reiterated the results of Moldo, “India and China have agreed to peacefully resolve the situation in the border areas in accordance with various bilateral agreement” in a statement signalling that 70th year of diplomatic relationship will usher new era in the lives of Indo Sino People. 

However, it will be difficult to swallow the stable phenomenon which Moldo offers if the circumstances at Pangong Lake and Galwan Valley may erupt again and escalate even further than Doklam standoff. Executive action from the Indian side is needed to permanently switch off the gears of this very engine of Disputed territory.

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