India, China decide to hold military talks to resolve Ladakh stand-off

The decision was taken at the 24th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination (WMCC) on India-China border affairs. The Indian delegation was led by Naveen Srivastava, Additional Secretary (East Asia) in the Ministry of External Affairs while the Director-General of the Boundary & Oceanic Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the Chinese delegation.

India’s options on the LAC

The next concern for China is withdrawing to status quo ante. If it does so early, it would signal a Chinese defeat as at Doklam. If it delays, then it would face the tough Ladakh winter.