South Asia and Beyond

Another Round Of Disengagement At LAC: Why Now & What Next?

NEW DELHI: India and China announced last week that their troops will disengage from Patrolling Point-15 ((PP-15) in the Gogra-Hot Springs area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh. This comes after a year-long impasse in talks between the two sides and a week before the SCO summit in Uzbekistan, which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Is the move aimed at preparing the ground for a possible meeting of Modi and Xi on the sidelines of the SCO summit? In this episode of ‘The Gist’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale speaks to China watcher Jayadeva Ranade and former commander of 14 Corps Lt Gen. Rakesh Sharma (Retd) to get a sense of the Chinese game plan and what lies ahead.

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