The 9 rounds of India-China discussions- held on the Chinese side of the Moldo-Chushul border meeting point yesterday to resolve the months-long standoff along the LAC (Line of Actual Control) in eastern Ladakh – was “positive, practical and constructive” and with both sides agreeing to “push for an early disengagement of frontline troops” the government said on Monday evening.
The government stated that the Corps Commander-level meeting about a real to life and in-depth exchange of views on disengagement along the LAC in the western sector of the border areas made up.
“Both sides accepted that this round of meeting was positive, effective, and constructive, which further improved joint trust and perception. The two countries consented to drive for an early withdrawal of the frontline forces. They additionally granted to follow the relevant accord of their state administrators, sustain the good impulse of exchange and arrangement,” the government responded in its statement.
Likewise, they also concurred to hold the tenth round at an advanced date to elevate de-escalation simultaneously.
“The two sides accepted to extend their productive efforts in guaranteeing the control of the frontline troops, secure and regulate the circumstances at the LAC in the Western Sector of the India-China border, and together keep up peace and harmony,” the assertion said.
The relatively nine-month-long military stalemate has seen strain rise along the LAC.
Around 50,000 Indian Army troops are stationed at present in a high state of conflict aptness in mountainous areas in eastern Ladakh in sub-zero situations, as rounds of parleys between the two sides have not produced tangible consequences to solve the standoff.