More than two weeks after their last meeting and a deadlocked de-escalation process, Lt General-level commanders of India and China are slated to meet again.This, even as both sides are taking no chances to let down their guard militarily along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.
India is mentally ready for a long haul that includes setting up pre-fabricated facilities for housing additional troops that have been rushed in to face the Chinese. Special Indian Air Force flights and helicopters are being pressed into service to carry these pre-fabricated structures.
A meeting of the commanders was held on July 15. It lasted 15 hours. The two sides have met four times since June 6. A meeting was proposed between July 28 and 30, but the plan did not fructify.