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Ladakh standoff: No agreement on disengagement at friction areas, say India, China


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The Indian Army and the Chinese military have said that the 12th round of Corps Commanders meeting was constructive but they have not reached an agreement for disengagement at friction areas of Gogra and Hot Springs in eastern Ladakh, reported The Hindu.


“The two sides had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on resolution of remaining areas related to disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector of India-China border areas,” a joint statement issued by the two countries said. “The two sides noted that this round of meeting was constructive, which further enhanced mutual understanding.”

India and China have been locked in a border standoff since their troops clashed in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year. Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in the clash. China put the number of casualties on its side at four.

The corps commander-ranked officers of the two countries had met on July 31 in Moldo on the Chinese side to hold the talks.

The statement also said that both sides have agreed to resolve the remaining matters swiftly and maintain the momentum of dialogue and negotiations. The two sides also agreed that in the interim they will continue their “effective efforts in ensuring stability along the LAC in the Western…

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