India and China have agreed about breeding troops on the frontline
Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke by telephone with the special representative on the Indian border issue, national security adviser of India Ajit Dov, the parties agreed as soon as possible to complete the process of withdrawal of troops on the line of contact, said the Chinese foreign Ministry.
The conversation took place on 5 July.
"The parties welcomed the progress made at the meetings of the military and diplomats, agreed to maintain dialogue and consultation, and also to carry out in practice all the agreements reached between commanders of border troops of the two countries as soon as possible to complete the process of withdrawal of troops on the line of contact between the parties", - stated in the published message.
The parties also agreed not to allow the contradictions passed in the conflict to respect all signed agreements on border issue and also to avoid future occurrence of incidents that undermine peace and tranquility in the border area.
Previously, the newspaper The Hindu, citing military sources said that Indian and Chinese military began to dismantle temporary structures in Ladakh and took away parts from the line of contact between the parties.
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, replacing in this region the border between the countries is in 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. A new round of tensions began after a 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.
Newspaper The Hindu reported that to resolve the situation, the commanders of Chinese and Indian military in the region held several meetings. According to the plan adopted at their last meeting held on 30 June, the first troops will go in all hot spots in the valley, Galvan, in the areas of Pangong TSO and Hot springs. After that will consider the situation in the "deep zones", such as plain Dasanga, where China has amassed troops.