India and China will continue consultations on the restoration of peace on the border
China and India will continue consultations of military experts and diplomats to ensure the full and lasting restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas, said the Ministry of foreign Affairs of India.
Previously the foreign Ministry of the PRC announced that the results of telephone conversation of the special representatives on border issue - the national security adviser of India Ajit doval and the foreign Minister of China Wang Yi, the parties agreed as soon as possible to complete the process of withdrawal of troops on the line of contact between the parties.
"They agreed that in order to fully restore peace and calm as soon as possible to ensure complete withdrawal of troops along the line of actual control and de-escalation from the border areas of India and China. In this regard, they further agreed that both sides should expeditiously complete the ongoing process of separation along the line of actual control. Both parties should also ensure a gradual de-escalation in the border areas of India and China. They reaffirmed that both sides should strictly respect and observe the line of actual control and should not take any unilateral action to change the status quo and work together to avoid any incidents in the future", - stated in the message of the foreign Ministry of India after a telephone conversation between the special representatives.
It is noted that the special representatives agreed that both sides should follow the consensus of leaders that the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas of India and China is important for the further development of bilateral relations and that both parties must not allow disagreements escalated into disputes.
"Two of the special representative agreed that diplomats and the military on both sides to continue their discussions, including in the framework of working mechanism for consultation and coordination with Indian-Chinese border, and promptly implement the agreements reached to achieve these results", - stated in the message of the foreign Ministry of India.
An agreement was also reached on the continuation of talks between special representatives "to ensure a complete and lasting restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas of India and China in accordance with bilateral agreements and protocols."
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.