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World India, China agree to 'stop sending more troops' to contested border

22:32  22 september  2020
22:32  22 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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a fighter jet flying through a blue sky: An Indian Air Force fighter jet flies over Leh, the joint capital of the union territory of Ladakh bordering China © Mohd Arhaan ARCHER An Indian Air Force fighter jet flies over Leh, the joint capital of the union territory of Ladakh bordering China

Military commanders from India and China have agreed to "stop sending more troops" to their disputed Himalayan border after high-level talks between the nuclear-armed neighbours, New Delhi said late Tuesday.

The prickly relationship between the Asian giants soured further after a brutal, high-altitude clash in the mountainous Ladakh region near the border on June 15 in which 20 Indian troops were killed.

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China and India agreed to continue communicating with each other on the boundary question. However, both countries didn't set a specific timeline for the disengagement of the thousands of troops at the disputed border . Read more : Tense India - China border raises fears of inadvertent escalation.

China and India said on Friday they had agreed to de-escalate renewed tensions on their contested Himalayan border and take steps to restore "peace and tranquility" following a high-level diplomatic meeting in Moscow. Emer Mccarthy reports.

Military commanders have held several rounds of talks aimed at easing tensions following the June incident, with the sixth held on Monday. Little progress appears to have been made so far.

The two sides agreed to "stop sending more troops to the frontline, refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground, and avoid taking any actions that may complicate the situation", the Indian Army said in a statement.

They also agreed to "avoid misunderstandings and misjudgements" and hold the next meeting "as soon as possible".

Despite the talks, another incident flared up in early September when shots were fired for the first time in 45 years on the border.

After the deadly June clash -- which also resulted in an unknown number of Chinese casualties -- the world's two most-populous nations sent tens of thousands of extra troops to the border.

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China and India said on Friday they had agreed to de-escalate renewed They agreed therefore that the border troops of both sides should continue their dialogue, quickly disengage Wang told Jaishankar the “imperative is to immediately stop provocations such as firing and other dangerous

India and China have been in a border stand-off along the 4,057 km Line of Actual Control since the last week of April. The violent face-off between the troops of the neighbouring countries in Pangong Tso on 15 June left 20 Indian army soldiers dead

India and China fought a war over the frontier in 1962.

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