India-China high-level diplomatic meet today


With the several rounds of military-level meetings having failed to break the deadlock between India and China along Line of Actual Control (LAC), the diplomatic-level parleys will be held to find out a solution which could end the impasse.

According to sources, India and China will be holding talks under the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) framework.

Sources told The Daily Guardian that the WMCC meeting will be held on Thursday. The Indian delegation will be led by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) joint secretary for East Asia, while China is to be represented by the director general of the foreign ministry’s boundary and oceanic department.

The last round of WMCC meeting took place last month. In that meeting, both sides discussed “expeditious completion” of the disengagement process. In the WMCC, China was not cooperating fully with India in finding out a solution to the deadlock, sources say.

 Indian diplomatic team is starting afresh. PM Modi recently asked the top MEA brass to sit with their Chinese counterparts as frequently as possible and end the impasse as soon as possible. Sources say that EAM S. Jaishankar has asked the officials in MEA to start the process of interactions with more persuasive power.