India, China agree to maintain peace in border areas

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New Delhi (NVI): India and China have agreed to maintain peace and avoid any new incident at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) where the armies of the two countries are in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation at various places in the Eastern Ladakh sector.

The agreement was reached at the 11th round of India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting held at Chushul-Moldo border yesterday, according to an official statement issued here today.

During the meeting, the two sides had a detailed exchange of views for the resolution of the remaining issues related to disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.

Both the sides agreed on the need to resolve the outstanding issues in an expeditious manner in accordance with the existing agreements and protocols.

In this context, it was highlighted also that completion of disengagement in other areas would pave the way for two sides to consider de-escalation of forces and ensure full restoration of peace and tranquility and enable progress in bilateral relations.

“The two sides agreed that it was important to take guidance from the consensus of their leaders, continue their communication and dialogue and work towards a mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues at the earliest,” the defence ministry said in a statement.

“They also agreed to jointly maintain stability on the ground, avoid any new incidents and jointly maintain peace in the border areas,” it added.