India, China Agree For More LAC Talks

India, China Agree For More LAC Talks

Raghavan Mayur

A joint statement released on Thursday in New Delhi and Beijing indicated progress had been made but that further work was needed to arrive at a resolution.

The statement said the two sides "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" and "also agreed that the next round of the Commanders' talks should be held at the earliest."

Around 50,000 troops from each side remain deployed in forward areas. De-induction and a return to peacetime positions remain a far-off prospect, with both sides still yet to disengage in all friction areas and yet to discuss de-escalation or a return to depth areas, which would be the next step.

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