India emphasised that peace and tranquillity in India-China border areas is an important prerequisite
India and China on Thursday held a meeting of a key border mechanism to discuss ways to “effectively manage” border areas as well as confidence building measures (CBMs) to enhance mutual trust.
The 12th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) was held at the Chinese city of Chengdu in Sichuan, according to a statement released by the Indian Embassy.
The WMCC was established in 2012 as an institutional mechanism for consultation and coordination for management of India-China border areas amid the tensions between the two nations due to allegations of incursions by Chinese troops.
Thursday’s meeting took place amid “rapid” increase in military exchanges between the two nations after the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, putting behind tensions arising after last year’s 73-day standoff at Doklam.
At the meeting “both sides reviewed the situation along the India-China border areas. They discussed ways to effectively manage border areas in accordance with the strategic guidance provided by the leaders of the two countries at the Wuhan Summit”, the statement said.
They also “explored various confidence building measures with a view to further enhance mutual trust and understanding”, it said.
The Indian side emphasised that the peace and tranquillity in the…