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India-China agree to exercise restraint at LoAC

The two sides had a candid, in-depth and constructive exchange of views on disengagement along the LoAC in the Western Sector of India-China border areas

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With no major breakthrough in the 8th round of India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting held in Chusul, both sides have agreed to exercise restraint and avoid misunderstanding and miscalculation at LoAC.

The two sides had a candid, in-depth and constructive exchange of views on disengagement along the LoAC in the Western Sector of India-China border areas.

They agreed to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, ensure their frontline troops to exercise restraint and avoid misunderstanding and miscalculation.

“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, so as to jointly maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas,” the statement from the Indian side read.

They have agreed to have another round of meeting soon.

The MEA on 6 November had said that India will continue to maintain a dialogue with China to arrive at a mutually acceptable solution to the current situation along the LoAC in eastern Ladakh.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the two sides continue to maintain communication at the military and diplomatic levels to achieve complete disengagement along the LoAC.

India-China have agreed to hold another round of meeting soon

“As conveyed earlier, both sides continue to maintain close communication at the military and diplomatic levels to achieve complete disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LoAC),” he added. 

Despite holding multiple rounds of talks, the two sides have failed to achieve any breakthrough on disengagement along the LoAC. 

The nuclear-armed neighbours have been locked in a standoff along the LoAC for the past six months with both sides amassing massive military strength along the LoAC.

On 29-30 August, India occupied heights along the northern and southern bank of the Pangong Lake which includes dominating positions overlooking the Chinese military deployed in that area following which Beijing asked India to withdraw troops and tanks first from the southern bank while New Delhi called for discussion and disengagement from all the friction points.

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