Ladakh Faceoff: No headway on disengagement, India-China to continue talks

Jun 26, 2021, 10:47AM ISTSource: TOI.in

Dialogue between India and China on disengagement troops in the border areas of Ladakh remained inconclusive. Both countries agreed to continue talks to reach a mutually acceptable solution. An official statement said, ‘The two sides agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through the diplomatic and military mechanisms to reach a mutually acceptable solution for complete disengagement from all friction points so as to ensure full restoration of peace and tranquillity to enable progress in the bilateral relations.’ China has refused to ease up its deployment of troops in eastern Ladakh while India has refused to move the bilateral relationship without a full disengagement in the border areas. Agreeing to ensure stability on the ground and prevent any untoward incident, the two sides decided to hold the next (12th) round of the senior commanders’ meeting (military talks) at an early date ‘to achieve the objective of complete disengagement from all the friction points along the LAC in the western sector in accordance with the existing bilateral agreements and protocols.

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