External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar is likely to meet Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Thursday, during the ongoing SCO foreign ministers' meeting in Russia, amid India-China tension at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Though, India-China stand-off at the border continues, Indian army and Chinese PLA  on Wednesday indulged in brigadier level talks that lasted for 4 hours in Chusul. The talks started at around 11 am and ended at 3 pm.

According to sources, while there is tension at the border, India has said that it will retaliate if Chinese army attempts any misadventure targeting Indian forces at the LAC.

Meanwhile, in the past two weeks, the Indian Army has foiled repeated attempts by China to unitlaterally change the status quo at the LAC and currently dominates south of Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh. However, sources say that China has started fresh build up at Finger area north of the Lake. Though, India is in advantage position at Finger 4 and 5 hill top areas.

The fresh tension at the border started soon after the skirmish on the southern bank took place on September 7 where warning shots were fired by both sides. The deployment of People's Liberation Army troops have increased since Tuesday evening. They are also bringing in more materials and logistics items.
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