After several rounds of meetings between Chinese and Indian militaries didn't douse tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Lieutenant General-level officers will sit on the table on June 6 for conversation.
This development was hinted by Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday.
He also acknowledged that a "sizeable number of Chinese troops" are present at strategic high-altitude areas.
Since the beginning of May, Indian and Chinese troops are locked in an eye-to-eye stand-off, over the infrastructure projects which India started in the area. New Delhi said it would continue the work, the ruthlessness of Beijing notwithstanding.
The tensions garnered the attention of the US too, with the chief of the powerful United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs slamming China's aggressive behavior.
Chinese soldiers are present in large numbers, said Rajnath Singh
Acknowledging the situation in Eastern Ladakh for the first time, Singh said the incident happened because both Chinese and Indian sides lay claim to a particular area.
"Due to this, there has been disagreement. And the Chinese have come in sizeable numbers (achhi khasi sankhya). But whatever needs to be done, India has also done," he told, adding that talks are underway.
Senior military officers will talk on June 6: Singh
"In today's situation, military talks are going on, and possibly on June 6, talks are going to happen at the level of senior military officers. I spoke to the (Army) chief and others today, and they have informed me," Singh said.
China marshaled soldiers, India matched the build-up
The frontline soldiers of PLA are backed by over 5,000 soldiers, artillery guns, and armored vehicles. Meanwhile, Leh-based 3 Infantry division and several battalions were sent by India. Each division has about 10-12,000 soldiers.