China and India 'positive agreement' on border dispute, Chinese Foreign Ministry statement

China and India 'positive agreement' on border dispute, Chinese Foreign Ministry statement

China said on Wednesday that Indian and Chinese troops have begun to take steps on the basis of 'positive dialogue' between senior military officials of the two countries on June 6 with a view to normalizing the border. A spokeswoman for China's Foreign Ministry has said about this. A day earlier in New Delhi, officials said that before the second round of military talks on Wednesday, the Indian and Chinese forces decided to withdraw from some areas of East Ladakh in order to peacefully end the border deadlock.

When asked about the news whether the soldiers on both sides are returning to their old positions, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told the press conference that steps should be taken on both sides to ease the situation on the border. Have been. "Recently, there was an effective dialogue between China and India about the situation on the border through diplomatic and military means and a positive consensus was reached," he said.

"To ease the situation on the border, the two countries are taking steps on the basis of consensus among themselves," the spokesperson said. In New Delhi, military sources said that the two forces would patrol points 14 and 15 in the Galvan Valley. And moving out of the hot spring area. It has also been said that the Chinese army has retreated 1.5 kilometers in both the areas. The deadlock between the Indian and Chinese military has been going on since May 5 after a violent clash in Pengong So.

China had strongly objected to India's important road construction in the Finger area near Pengong So Lake. Apart from this, China also objected to the road connecting Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg Oldi Road in Galvan Valley. Since then, the armies of both countries have been face to face. During the military-level talks on June 6, India and China had agreed to take a decision based on the consensus reached between the top leaders of the two countries at the Wuhan summit in 2018. On June 6, Leh had an overall meeting between Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, the General Officer Commanding of the 14th Corps, and Major General Liu Lin, Commander of the Tibetan Military District.