New Delhi, Oct. 30 -- Even as New Delhi awaits Beijing's confirmation on a date for the eighth round of military-diplomatic level dialogue on disengagement in East Ladakh, HT learns that it has rejected the conditions posed by the People's Liberation Army for the withdrawal of Chinese troops from the Finger 4 mountainous spur on the north banks of Pangong Tso.

According to officials familiar with the thinking in India's national security establishment, the next round of talks will likely be held after the end of the 5th Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee meeting and the November 3 US Presidential elections. India's defence minister Rajnath Singh on his part has made it clear that the country is ready to continue with the dis...