New Delhi: In order to disengage and de-escalate troops and equipment along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that India and China will maintain the current momentum of communications based on the guidance of leadership to not to turn differences into disputes and work towards a mutually acceptable solution.
The top military leadership of India and China met for seventh round of meeting on October 12 to discuss ways for complete disengagement in all the friction areas along the LAC and restoration of peace and tranquility in the India-China border areas.
‘‘The talks were positive and constructive. The two sides have a better understanding of each other’s positions. Disengagement is a complex process that requires redeployment of troops by each side towards their regular posts on their respective sides of the LAC,’’ the joint statement issued after the 7th round of the senior commanders held on October 12, had said. While replying to a query during virtual media briefing, MEA's official spokesperson Anurag Srivastava drew attention to the joint statement issued on October 12.
India and China have engaged into border standoff in eastern Ladakh since early May. India has been demanding for complete disengagement and de-escalation from all friction points while China is pressing for disengagement from South of Pangong Tso.