(北京、新德里12日讯)中印边境对峙持续升温之际,《今日印度》报导,中印军方高层週五在两国边境的乃堆拉山口举行会晤,但会谈並没有实质结果。报导指,中方要求印度军队立即撤出洞朗,印方则继续坚持双方要「同时撤军」。

美国有线电视新闻网(CNN)指出,虽然中印洞朗对峙还没有找到突破口,但此次中印军方高层会晤说明,两军的通信线路並没有中断。

报导指出,印度总理莫迪將于下月3日出访中国,参加金砖国家峰会。中印边境对峙的后续进展將在峰会之后进行,印度正在拉长战线。

4.5万印军进驻

与此同时,印度媒体报导,印军已调派了士兵驻守东部接壤中国的边界地域,截至週六凌晨,共有4万5000名印军进入高海拔地区,可以隨时投入战斗,並且提高了军队的警戒级別。

印度最大通讯社《印度报业托拉斯》引述军方高层消息,印军已在邻近中国的阿鲁纳恰尔邦(即中国藏南地区)及锡金地区部署更多士兵,並已指派了「保护东部中印边界」的任务。

中印军队在洞朗地区对峙,外界关注不丹对事件取態。有印度传媒报导,不丹外交部长多吉週五与印度外交部长斯瓦拉杰于尼泊尔会面,並于会后向媒体表示,希望中印对峙局面「能够和平友善地解决」。这是「洞朗危机」爆发以来,两国外长首次会面。

早前传出,中国外交官王文礼接待印度媒体代表团时宣称,不丹已透过外交途径指洞朗地区並非不丹领土。

不丹政府官员週四受访时指有关言论不实,重申中国及不丹的边境划分仍在谈判当中,两国在1988年及1998年均有签署协议,双方同意在边境地方维护和平与安寧。中方在洞朗地区修建道路,是违反两国签署的协议,损害两国边界划分的进程,希望洞朗地区局势能保持6月16日前般的平稳。

http://news.seehua.com/?p=296785

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Indian Army, PLA meet at Nathu La

THE ASIAN AGE. | SANJIB KR BARUAH
Published : Aug 12, 2017, 12:41 am IST
Updated : Aug 12, 2017, 12:41 am IST
 

The latest meeting follows a meeting between the two forces about three days back.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

New Delhi: In a strong effort to defuse the escalating tension between India and China amid troop mobilisations along the border stretch from Sikkim to Arunachal Pradesh by India amid belligerent statements emanating from the Chinese state-run media, an Indian Army delegation led by a major general rank officer met a team of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) team on Friday under the Border Personnel Meetings (BPM) framework near the 14,100 feet Nathu-La pass in Sikkim.

Though the defence ministry and the Indian Army refused to comment on the latest development, sources confirming the meeting have told this newspaper that the step is being undertaken to ease the defuse the potentially explosive situation with the aim to ease out before India’s Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday. “But at the same time, mobilisation of men and material on both sides is on and no quarter is being yielded,” the sources said.

The latest meeting follows a meeting between the two forces about three days back. While a brigadier-level officer led the Indian Army team, a senior colonel ranked PLA officer — the Chinese equivalent of an Indian Army brigadier — represented the Chinese Army.

About 350 Indian Army soldiers are engaged in a more than seven-and-a-half-week-long eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with an equal number of PLA troops over the Doklam plateau, a swath of rugged terrain at about 10,500 feet near the intersection separating Dokala in India’s Sikkim, China and Bhutan.

With only about 100 metres separating them from the Chinese forces, batches of Indian soldiers in groups of 10 or 12 have been maintaining a 24-hour vigil by taking turns throughout the day and night.

http://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/120817/indian-army-pla-meet-at-nathu-la.html