Situation Along Sino-India Border Improving: China

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China on Thursday said that the situation along the western sector of the disputed Sino-India border was improving. The Chinese foreign ministry said that Beijing will have a new round of dialogue with New Delhi under the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination (WMCC) on India-China Border Affairs as part of continuing dialogue.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian while briefing at the regular ministry said that the situation along the border is stable and improving adding that the two sides will continue dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels including by holding (a) meeting of the WMMC on border affairs.

The spokesperson did not share details of the disengagement or the protocols that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was following to pull back troops and armament.

Zhao stated, “Hope India will work together with us to take concrete action and implement the consensus reached and jointly work for de-escalation along the border.”

In all, the two sides have had three meetings between military corps commanders on June 6, 22 and 30 and two meetings of the WMCC on June 5 and 24.

The move towards a de-escalation and disengagement at key friction points in Ladakh sector of the LAC followed Doval and Wang’s phone conversation on July 5.

Doval and Wang had agreed to begin the disengagement process at the earliest, following which border troops from the two countries had begun to pull back.

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