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India and China will hold a new round of consultations on border issues

China and India will hold a new round of consultations on border issues, as well as meeting military commanders, said Thursday the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.

When to hold talks, he said.

He expressed the hope that Indian side will go forward and will be in practice to implement the consensus reached by the parties to work together to contribute to the alleviation of the situation in the border region.

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.