I. The Big Story: The Sino-Indian Border Stand-off
The 7th round Corp Commander-level meeting between China and India will most likely be held on October 12 after the two sides agreed to continue and maintain close consultation at the diplomatic and military levels last week. The talks are slated just three days before the next Corps Commander, Lt Gen PGK Menon takes over from Lt Gen Harinder Singh. The previous round, which was held on September 21 at the Chushul/Moldo meeting point in Eastern Ladakh, was also attended by Naveen Srivastava, Joint Secretary (East), India’s Ministry of External Affairs. However, the last Corps Commander-level meeting failed to achieve any breakthrough between the two armies in Eastern Ladakh.