Thursday, May 30, 2024

India and China agree to exercise restraint along the LAC; another round soon





 India and China in the 8th round of military talks have agreed to exercise restraint along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, where the troops of the two countries remain locked in face-off since June this year.

 

As per the joint statement, both sides had an in-depth and constructive exchange in which they have agreed that their frontline troops exercise restraint and ensure to avoid misunderstandings and miscalculations. 

The talks were held on Friday in Leh district’s Chusul village and went for over 10 hours, with the two sides agreeing to have another round of meeting soon.

The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday has mentioned that India will continue to maintain a dialogue with China to arrive at a mutually acceptable solution.

“Both sides agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and, taking forward the discussions at this meeting, push for the settlement of other outstanding issues, to jointly maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas,” the statement from the Indian side read.

The two countries have been engaged in a border stand-off since May 2020. The sides have held several rounds of talks by military diplomatic and political officials, including negotiations between their foreign ministers and defense ministers in Moscow last month. But the stand-off has remained the same, although there’s no new military aggression from the past one month.


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