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Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, commander of the 14th Indian Army Corps, and Major General Liu Lam, commander of the Southern Xinjiang Military Region, met at India’s Chushul outpost, near Pangong Tso Lake, on June 30.

This is the second round of talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders after months of clashes around the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

China and India have been in a territorial dispute for more than a century.

Chinese soldiers (left) and Indian soldiers (right) during a confrontation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in May. Photo: ANI.

Srikanth Kondapalli, a China expert at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, said the second round of negotiations was held earlier than expected and last week’s meeting may not have brought positive changes.

`The political leadership did not cool down and did not make many moves to cool down. Instead, both sides mobilized large forces,` expert Kondapalli said and commented that the Indo-Chinese diplomatic representative maintained `

Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong said Indian soldiers `intruded into Chinese territory` and that the country `bears no responsibility`.

Calls to boycott Chinese goods have spread across India.

In a nationwide address on June 28, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences to the soldiers who died in the brawl with China.

South Asia expert at the Shanghai Center for International Studies Wang Dehua said the scuffle gives a foothold to Indians who support a tough approach to China, which makes resolving the border dispute even more difficult.

`Modi promotes himself with a tough stance against China. Anti-China attitudes are increasing in India. It is impossible to say what they discussed in today’s meeting (June 30), but hopefully

Indo-Chinese military commanders negotiate

Location of Indian and Chinese soldiers’ deadly brawl on the evening of June 15.

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