New Delhi: In the backdrop of ongoing border standoff in eastern Ladakh since last 8 months, the corps commanders of India and China will hold their 9th round of meeting on Sunday at Moldo on the Chinese side to resolve the issue amicably. 

The talks are expected to start around 10 am, sources in the defence establishment said.

The last meeting held on November 6, 2020, at Chushul on the Indian side culminated inconclusively.

In June last year, the standoff led to a violent clash between two armed forces in Galwan valley, wherein 20 Indian soldiers were killed while China also suffered massive casualties but they never revealed their numbers.

During its virtual weekly press briefing, the Ministry of External Affairs said, “India and China continue to maintain close communication through diplomatic and military channels with the objective of ensuring complete disengagement in all friction points along the LAC in the western sector and for full restoration of peace and tranquillity.”

Beside military-level talks, the two counties also continue the diplomatic round of talks through Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC).

The last round of WMCC took place on December 18, 2020.