India and China have completed 19 rounds of Corps Commander level talks with latest one today. The dialogue process was started on 6th June 2020, 9 days before the Galwan Valley clash. The 15 June 2020 clash saw 20 Indian and several Chinese soldiers dead in hand-to-hand violent combat. The second round of talks on June 22, 2020, did not produce any outcome to ease tensions. The first breakthrough came after the 3rd round on June 30, 2021, that saw mutual troop disengagement from the friction points of the Galwan Valley area. India, this time, with its strong response to Chinese attempt to alter status-quo on agreed LAC, with its Galwan Valley counterattack, was in the driver’s seat. And the spirit has continued so far, with India not willing to compromise, clearly stating that ties with China cannot be normal unless it learns to respect the status-quo agreed on the borders.