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Military from China and India held a meeting on the settlement at the border

Representatives of the military command of India and China held a third meeting to resolve the situation in the border zone, said the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.

He stressed that "the Chinese side welcomes this."

"We hope that India and China will move towards each other, to carry out made by the parties to consensus through real action, will continue to maintain close contact on military and diplomatic channels, as well as joint efforts to contribute to the alleviation of the situation in the border areas," he added.

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.

The aggravation of the situation in the region began in early may when a series of military conflicts between the two countries in the area of high-altitude lake Pangong TSO. Then India and China started strengthening the forces in Ladakh at the line of actual control, replacing in this region the border between the two countries. As reported by the Indian media, moving into the area of additional forces by each of the parties began after the Chinese military put a few tents by the river Galvan and began construction work.

In early June, with the aim of de-escalation of the situation, the Indian commander of the 14th corps, General-Lieutenant of Harinder Singh June 6, discussed the situation with the commander of the South Xinjiang military district major General people's liberation army of China, Liu Lin. The foreign Ministry of India at the end of the talks, said Beijing and new Delhi agreed to settle the situation by peaceful means, will continue dialogue on the military and diplomatic levels. A new round of tensions between India and China started after the fight the military of the two countries in the valley of Galvan in Ladakh on the evening of 15 June. According to the official new Delhi, in the incident from the Indian side killed 20 soldiers. Information on the numbers of killed and wounded on the Chinese side was not made public.