New Delhi, Oct 13: Top military commanders of India and China have agreed to jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas in eastern Ladakh and not ‘turn ‘differences into disputes’.
The commanders of the two Himalayan giants met for seventh round of meeting at Chushul on the Indian side in eastern Ladakh to discuss ways for complete disengagement and de-escalation from all the friction points along the Line of Actual Control.
According to a Joint Statement issued after the talks ‘Both sides agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through
military and diplomatic channels and arrive at a mutually acceptable solution for disengagement as early as possible.”
They also agreed to ‘earnestly implement the important understandings reached by the leaders of the two countries, not
turn differences into disputes and jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas,’ the Joint Statement said.
‘The two sides had a sincere, in-depth and constructive exchange of views on disengagement along the Line of Actual Control
in the Western Sector of India-China border areas. They were of the view that these discussions were positive, constructive and
had enhanced understanding of each other’s positions,” the joint statement added.