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    LAC row: Hope China won’t make further attempts to unilaterally change status quo, says MEA

    By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

    Updated: September 17, 2020 7:20:52 pm

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    tankers carrying fuel move towards forward areas in the Ladakh region ()

    Ahead of another round of talks at the Corps Commander-level between and China to resolve the crisis along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said a consensus had been reached at recent ministerial talks that there should be “quick and complete disengagement of troops”.

    Pursuant to the consensus reached, spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India hoped the Chinese side would not make further attempts to “unilaterally” change the status quo at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

    “There was consensus between the ministers of the two sides, during both the meetings, that there should be quick and complete disengagement of troops from all friction areas along the LAC. The Chinese side should sincerely work with the Indian side for complete disengagement at the earliest from all friction areas including Pangong lake,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said at the weekly briefing.

    Last week, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had agreed upon a five-point approach to resolve the over-three-month-old border standoff. The…

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