China and India agreed to reduce tensions on the border
China's military and India during the second a few weeks meeting in the border area agreed to contribute to the reduction of tensions on the border, said at a briefing on Tuesday the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.
"Representatives of the command of China and India in the border area on June 22 held a second meeting, which was also the first meeting at this level after an incident on June 15 in valley Galvan," - said the diplomat.
According to him, the holding of this meeting demonstrates the hope of the two sides to resolve differences through dialogue and consultation, the desire to take control of the situation and to defuse the situation.
"During the meeting the parties on the basis of the agreements reached in previous consultations (June 6 – ed.) held in-depth exchange of views on the issue of control of the problems at the border, agreed to take the necessary measures to reduce tension situation," he said.
However, the diplomat added that the parties agree to liaise and work together to contribute to the maintenance of peace and stability in border areas.
Earlier the TV channel NDTV citing sources in the army of India reported that the Indian side believes that the negotiations in Ladakh were held "in a warm, positive and constructive atmosphere". It was noted that the negotiators had reached "a mutual consensus on separation" forces in the valley, the Galvan.
An incident between Chinese and Indian military took place in the evening of June 15 in the region of the valley Galvan in Ladakh. According to the Chinese military, on the border, the Indian military is in breach, and again breached the line of actual control, deliberately carried out a provocative attack that has led to fierce collision, was wounded and killed. Chinese foreign Ministry protested and made a presentation of India in connection with a new incident on the border. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of India stated that the collision occurred as a result of efforts of the Chinese side to unilaterally change the consensus to respect the line of actual control in the valley Galvan.
Later, the foreign Ministers of China and India in a telephone conversation agreed as soon as possible to reduce tensions on the border.
Between China and India has a long-standing territorial dispute about the ownership of the plot of the mountainous area in the North of Kashmir, and almost 60 thousand square kilometres in the North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The line of actual control passes into the region of Ladakh. In the fall of 1962, the dispute escalated into a border war. In 1993 and 1996, China and India signed the agreement on maintaining peace in the disputed areas.