India China News: 48 hours after the 12th round of meeting between the military commanders of India and China, both the countries issued a joint statement and agreed to restore peace on the LAC. The statement said that the armies of both the countries had in-depth exchanges regarding the disengagement on the remaining disputed area.
While issuing a joint statement on Monday, India and China said that both the countries have recognized that this (12th) round of the meeting was constructive, so that mutual understanding can be further enhanced. It was agreed to expeditiously resolve the remaining issues of the LAC in accordance with the existing agreements and protocols and to maintain the pace of dialogue and negotiations, the statement said.
On Saturday, there was a nine-hour long meeting between the military commanders of India and China in the Moldo Garrison of the Chinese Army regarding the second phase of disengagement on the LAC, ie Line of Actual Control, adjacent to eastern Ladakh. India and China issued a joint statement on Monday regarding the same.
It was also said in the joint statement that both sides (countries) also agreed to continue effective efforts to ensure stability along the LAC of the western region until disengagement occurs in the remaining areas and jointly Will keep the peace.
The statement also referred to the meeting of the foreign ministers of India and China in Dushanbe on 14 July and the 22nd round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on Border Affairs (WMCC) meeting of the two countries on 25 June.
It is worth noting that the first phase of disengagement was completed in February this year on the LAC adjoining eastern Ladakh. In the first phase, the armies of both countries withdrew from the Finger area in the north of Pangong-Tso Lake and the Kailash Hill range in the south. But there are many such disputed areas like Gogra and Hot-Spring where there is a conflict between the armies of the two countries for the last one and a half years.