LAC standoff: India, China agree to work towards complete disengagement

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |

December 19, 2020 6:24:20 am

India and China have held several rounds of diplomatic and military talks in the last few months to resolve the standoff. (AP)

Resuming diplomatic talks on the military standoff, India and China on Friday agreed to continue working towards ensuring complete disengagement of troops at all friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh at the earliest.

At the virtual talks, the two sides agreed that the next round of military dialogue should be held at an early date so that they can work towards an early and complete disengagement of troops in accordance with the existing bilateral agreements and protocols, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

The talks were held under the framework of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on India-China border affairs.

The MEA said the two sides reviewed the developments along the LAC since the last round of the WMCC talks held on September 30. The military standoff started in early May.

“The two sides agreed that based on the guidance provided by senior leaders and the agreements reached between the two Foreign Ministers and Special Representatives, they would continue to work towards ensuring complete disengagement in all friction points along the…

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