Line of Actual Control (LAC)

The senior army commanders of India & China talks on defusing month-long tensions along their Line of Actual Control (LAC) border. The commanders of India & China’s militaries held talks to resolve the tense situation along the (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

What is the Line of Actual Control or LAC?

It is a line that separates Indian controlled territory from Chinese controlled territory in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It was formed after the 1962 war. India considers the LAC to be 3,488 km long, while the Chinese consider it to be only around 2,000 km. The LAC consists of three sectors: the eastern sector which includes Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, the middle sector in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, and the western sector in Ladakh.

The Line of Actual Control Talks Update

The Indian and Chinese ambassadors also held a meeting a day before the talk. Lt General Harinder who is the general officer commanding of Leh-based 14 Corps led the Indian delegation. On the other hand, Major General Lin Liu the Commander of the South Xinjiang military region led the Chinese side.

The talks were held at the Border Personnel Meeting Point in Moldo. The major demand of India is the restoration of the status quo before May.

Another concern of India is Chinese build-up at Finger 4 of Pangong Tso up to where India has always held territory, while it claims areas as far as Finger 8. Also, China has moved armor and artillery close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on its side. This measure is against the boundary agreements.