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    LAC: India, China meet, agree on next round of military talks soon

    AND on Wednesday held in-person diplomatic talks here and discussed proposals for disengagement in the remaining friction points along the Line of Actual Control () in eastern Ladakh in a “frank and open manner”.

    The Ministry of External Affairs () said both sides agreed to hold the 19th round of high-level military talks at an early date for restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas.

    The meeting took place under the framework of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC).

    Indian and Chinese troops are locked in an over three-year confrontation in certain friction points in eastern Ladakh, even as the two sides completed disengagement from several areas following extensive diplomatic and military talks.

    “The two sides reviewed the situation along the LAC in western sector of India-China border areas and discussed proposals for disengagement in remaining areas in a frank and open manner,” the MEA said. “Restoration of peace and tranquility will create conditions for normalising bilateral relations,” it said.

    “In order to achieve this objective, in accordance with existing bilateral agreements and protocols, they agreed to hold the next (19th) round of senior commanders' meeting at an early date,” the MEA statement said.

    The MEA said the two sides agreed to continue discussions through military and diplomatic channels.

    This was the 27th meeting of the WMCC. The previous WMCC…

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