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    India, China agree no more escalation, to see if it holds

    Written by Shubhajit Roy
    , Krishn Kaushik
    | New Delhi |

    September 23, 2020 4:30:39 am

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    An Indian soldier guard on top of his vehicle as their convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP )

    Returning to the talks table after their foreign ministers reached a to dial down tensions in Ladakh, India and have agreed not to engage in “escalatory behaviour” along the Line of Actual Control, The Indian Express has learnt.

    This is the key takeaway from the 12-hour meeting at the Moldo border point between Indian and Chinese military commanders Monday.

    Sources said while there has been no agreement on “disengagement” at the friction points, the two sides have come to an understanding on not escalating the situation given that troops of the two armies are within firing range of each other.

    This, sources said, is the first step towards efforts to “ease tensions” following the September 10 agreement in Moscow between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on a five-point approach to resolve the tense situation.

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