New Delhi: India and China agreed to maintain the security and stability on the ground along the LAC in the Western Sector during the 17th round of Corps Commander Level Meeting held at Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Chinese side on 20th December.
“In the interim, the two sides agreed to maintain the security and stability on the ground in the Western Sector,” the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
The ministry said the two sides agreed to stay in close contact, and maintain dialogue through military and diplomatic channels and work out a mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues at the earliest.
“Building on the progress made after the last meeting on 17th July 2022, the two sides exchanged views on the resolution of the relevant issues along the LAC in the Western Sector in an open and constructive manner,” the ministry added.
The two sides had a frank and in-depth discussion, keeping in line with the guidance provided by the State Leaders to work for the resolution of the remaining issues at the earliest which would help in the restoration of peace and tranquility along the LAC in the Western Sector and enable progress in bilateral relations.
The 17th round of the Corps Commander Level Meeting comes after the recent border clash in the Yangtse area of the Tawang sector. On December 9, PLA troops tried to transgress LAC in the Yangtse area of the Tawang sector and unilaterally change the status quo.
The Chinese attempt was contested by Indian troops in a firm and resolute manner, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informing Parliament about the incident.
The ensuing face-off led to a physical scuffle in which the Indian Army bravely prevented the PLA from transgressing into our territory and compelled them to return to their posts, he added.
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