India, China to implement political leaders’ consensus over border dispute

New Delhi: India and China agreed to implement the consensus reached by their leaders over the border issue during the 14-hour-long diplomatic-military talks in Moldo to resolve border disputes, the Indian Army said.

Both the countries will further carry out talks to resolve the border dispute.

The Indian and Chinese Senior Commanders held the 6th round of the Military Commander-Level Meeting.

“The two sides had candid and in-depth exchanges of views on stabilizing the situation along the LAC in the India-China border areas,” the Indian Army said in a statement.

“They agreed to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strengthen communication on the ground, avoid misunderstandings and misjudgements, stop sending more troops to the frontline, refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground, and avoid taking any actions that may complicate the situation.”

The two sides also agreed to hold the seventh round of talks for the military commander-Level Meeting as soon as possible, take practical measures to properly solve problems on the ground, and jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border area.

It was for the first time that the Indian delegation had two Lieutenant Generals, two Major Generals and a Joint Secretary from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

The countries reached a five-point roadmap during the talks between External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Russia’s Moscow on September 10.

In the North bank of Pangong Tso, the troops are in an eyeball to eyeball situation between Finger 3 and Finger 4 where warning shots have been fired in the air by both the countries’ armies.

In the South bank of the lake, the troops are a few meters away at Spanggur Gap, Mukhpari, and Rezang La.

China first made provocative military moves. Thereafter India too deployed mirror troops at these locations.

At these two places, both the countries’ troops have fired warning shots to intimidate one another.

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