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India, China hold border talks in Beijing, review situation along LAC

The two sides agreed to continue dialogues through military and diplomatic channels


The 26th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs was held in person in Beijing on Wednesday, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement. This was the first WMCC meeting to be held in person since the 14th meeting held in July 2019.

MEA Joint Secretary (East Asia) led the Indian delegation while the Chinese side was led by the Director General of the Boundary and Oceanic Affairs Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The two sides reviewed the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector of India-China border areas and discussed proposals for disengagement in the remaining areas in an open and constructive manner, which would help in restoration of peace and tranquility along the LAC in Western Sector and create conditions for restoration of normalcy in bilateral relations,” the MEA said.

Both the sides also agreed to hold the next round of the senior commanders meeting at an early date and to continue discussions through military and diplomatic channels.

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