14 rounds of Indo-China talks, still no breakthrough
Even after the 14th round of Commander level talks between India and China regarding disengagement at the Hot Springs, there was no breakthrough.
The two sides issues a joint statement on Thursday, saying that they would consolidate earlier outcomes and stay in close contact. There has been a positive indication that even though there was no decision, the talks have been heading in a positive direction.
The joint statement mentioned that “representatives from the defense and foreign affairs establishments of the two sides were present at the meeting” and they had “a frank and in-depth exchange of views for the resolution of the relevant issues” along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector.
The joint statement further stated, "agreed that both sides should follow the guidance provided by the State Leaders and work for the resolution of the remaining issues at the earliest."