CHINA SHOULD DO MORE TO RESTORE NORMALCY: OFFICIALS

Highlights
• One of the them said that “The train went off the tracks. We have just started the process of getting it back on the tracks. Let’s see where things go.”
• Since May 6, the two armies have been in a deadlock-like situation and the 10th round of talks between senior military commanders was held on February 20

According to the people associated with the development have said that the recent completion of disengagement on the banks of Pangong Lake located in the Ladakh sector is only the beginning of a process and China needs to do much more in order to fully restore normalcy in the bilateral relationship.
Without revealing their identity the people stated that steps taken by China in the future will be watched carefully to decide on the future course of engagement either at the bilateral or multilateral level.
One of the them said that “The train went off the tracks. We have just started the process of getting it back on the tracks. Let’s see where things go.”

They have described the recent drawdown of Indian and Chinese forces on the northern and southern banks of Pangong Lake as a “good beginning” though cautioned that more needs to be done in order to address many other friction points on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The same person also said that “A lot of things have gone wrong and the work of putting things right has just begun. Things have to be put back on track before we can talk of moving forward.” Since May 6, the two armies have been in a deadlock-like situation and the 10th round of talks between senior military commanders was held on February 20, after the completion of disengagement at Pangong Lake.