India objected to the presence of Chinese fighter planes near LAC, insisted on stopping flying activities in military talks

New DelhiIndia has strongly conveyed its concerns to China over incidents of Chinese fighter jets flying close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Official sources gave this information on Friday. He told that during the special round of military talks on August 2, India expressed its concern to China. Sources said that in the talks held at the Chushul-Moldo border point in eastern Ladakh, the Indian delegation insisted on not carrying out flying activities up to 10 km on either side of the LAC.

Sources said the Indian team comprising Air Commodore and several senior army officers stressed on the need to focus on confidence building measures to avoid any untoward incident. The Chinese team had also deployed a senior officer of its Air Force. The special round of talks took place a month after Chinese fighter jets took off near the LAC in eastern Ladakh. The Indian Air Force also flew jets after Chinese fighter jets flew close to the LAC.

In the last week of June, a Chinese J-11 fighter jet flew close to the LAC in eastern Ladakh, after which the Indian Air Force also launched a retaliation. Earlier also there were reports of such incidents. The final round of Corps Commander-level talks was held last month, but it failed to yield any concrete results. The 16th round of military talks took place 10 days after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Bali.

In an hour-long meeting on the sidelines of the G20 foreign ministers’ conference, Jaishankar stressed to Wang the need for early resolution of all pending issues in eastern Ladakh. The eastern Ladakh border standoff began on May 5, 2020, following violent clashes in the Pangong Lake areas. After this, both sides gradually deployed thousands of soldiers. However, as a result of a series of military and diplomatic talks, the two sides completed the process of withdrawal from the north and south banks of Pangong Lake and the Gogra area last year. But India-China still have 50,000 to 60,000 soldiers stationed on the LAC.

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