India China Joint Statement: “Won’t Send More Troops To Ladakh”
Decision was taken after the sixth round of Corps Commander-level talks.
India and China both agreed to not send any more troops to Ladakh after the sixth round of Corps Commander-level talks took place between the two countries on Monday. On the following day, they made this announcement through a joint statement that reads, “They (the two sides) agreed to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strengthen communication on the ground, avoid misunderstandings and misjudgments, stop sending more troops to the frontline, refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground, and avoid taking any actions that may complicate the situation.”
Indian and China have also agreed for a seventh round of Corps Commander-level talks that could take place soon. The two countries have decided to take practical measures to properly solve problems on the ground. Also agreed upon is the joint safeguarding of peace and tranquility in the border area, according to the statement. Tensions have been high along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) after troops from India and China had clashed in the Galwan valley on June 15, leading to the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers.
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