India, China hold Major General-level talks to de-escalate the border standoff

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
NEW DELHI Published: Jun 10, 2020, 08:24 PM(IST)

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China also reacted to the latest development saying both sides have reached a "positive consensus" over border row.

India and China held military talks at Major General level on Wednesday to further de-escalate the border standoff.

Wednesday's talks were held at Galwan, where Major General Abhijeet Bapat represented India during the meeting between senior military personnel of both the countries.

The talks come a day after it became clear both sides have begun de-escalation. The Chinese troops disengaged at 3 points and went back 2.5 Km. These areas are Galwan Area, Patrolling Point 15 and hot springs area. As reciprocity, Indian troops also went back. This issue of de-escalation at Pangong Tso remains.

More talks are expected to happen at divisional and brigade commander level. 

China also reacted to the latest development saying both sides have reached a "positive consensus" over border row.

Spokesperson of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hua Chunying said," Recently China and India conducted effective communication through diplomatic and military channels on properly resolving the relevant situation of the western China-India border, and reached positive consensus."

Adding, "Currently both sides are taking appropriate actions to ease the border situation based on this consensus."

Both sides had a diplomatic talk at joint secretary level and military talks a past week to ease the situation and agreed that differences should not become disputes. After the Doklam crisis of 2017, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi & Chinese President Xi Jinping had given strategic guidance to respective militaries as an outcome of Wuhan Informal Summit of 2018 & Chennai Connect summit of 2019.

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