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India and China to hold another round of talks on border confrontation soon: MEA


The Foreign Ministry on Thursday declined to comment on reports that India and China are discussing proposals for disconnection in the finger area and around Lake Pangong in the Ladakh sector, saying the two sides will soon hold another round. of conversations about the border confrontation.

The two sides are reportedly discussing proposals to withdraw tanks and artillery along the Royal Line of Control (LAC), creating a zone between fingers four and seven where there will be no patrol on either side and reducing troops. on the southern shore of Pangong. Lake, which will be followed by a joint verification.

When asked about the matter at the weekly press conference, Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava declined to go into details, saying: “Discussions are ongoing.”

During the eighth round of talks between the Indian and Chinese military commanders, held in Chushul on November 6, the two sides held “frank, deep and constructive” talks and exchanged views on disengagement on all points of friction along the way. throughout LAC in the western sector. , he said.

“India and China have agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels and, promoting the discussions at this meeting of senior commanders, to press for other pending issues to be resolved. They also agreed to have another round of the meeting soon, ”Srivastava said.

The border clash has entered its seventh month and tens of thousands of troops from both sides have entrenched themselves for the winter throughout LAC in the Ladakh sector.

Hindustan Times