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‘Guidance’ from state leaders could be key in resolving the India-China border row

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Representatives from the defence and foreign affairs establishments of the two countries were present at the meeting

 

India and China had a "frank and in-depth exchange of views" for the resolution of the relevant issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector, the External Affairs Ministry said today after the 14th round of India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting held at Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Chinese side on Wednesday.

Both sides also agreed to consolidate on the previous outcomes and take effective efforts to maintain the security and stability on the ground in the Western Sector including during winter.

Representatives from the defence and foreign affairs establishments of the two countries were present at the meeting and agreed that both sides should follow the guidance provided by the state leaders and work for the resolution of the remaining issues at the earliest.

"It was noted that this would help in restoration of peace and tranquillity along the LAC in the Western Sector and enable progress in bilateral relations," the Ministry said in a statement.  

Both New Delhi and Beijing agreed to stay in close contact and maintain dialogue via military and diplomatic channels and work out a mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues at the earliest.

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