Initiate high level talks to maintain peace at China border: Yechury
"The Government of India should initiate high-level talks, so that steps are taken, including clear demarcation of the LAC, to maintain peace and tranquillity on the border," the CPI(M) leader said during an all party meeting convened by the Prime Minister's Office.
The government of India should initiate high-level talks to maintain peace at the India-China border, said Sitaram Yechury, the General Secretary of Communist Party of India (M).
Speaking at an all-party meeting convened by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Yechury said that the party supports of the decision of the government that both countries should implement the disengagement understanding of June 6.
"The Government of India should initiate high-level talks, so that steps are taken, including clear demarcation of the LAC, to maintain peace and tranquillity on the border," he said during the meeting.
Yechury expressed deep condolences at the death of the army personnel at Galwan valley in Ladakh.
In the talks between the Minister for External Affairs and the Foreign Minister of China, both sides had agreed that "the overall situation would be handled in a responsible manner, and both sides would implement the disengagement understanding of 6 June sincerely. Neither side would take any action to escalate matters and instead, ensure peace and tranquillity as per bilateral agreements and protocols."
According to sources, several questions were raised in the PMO meeting regarding lapses and intelligence failures that led to loss of lives along the LAC after 45 years.
Demands were also made on the government to appoint a committee like the K. Subramanyam committee that the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had appointed in the aftermath of the Kargil war.
Twenty army men, including a commanding officer of colonel rank, were killed during a bloody face-off between the Indian Army and People's Liberation Army (PLA) on June 15.