India, China agreed to hold the next round of military talks soon: MEA

Srinagar: India and China, both countries have agreed that the next round of military talks should be held soon for an ‘early and complete’ disengagement of of troops along the Line of Control (LOC) in eastern Ladakh in accordance with the existing bilateral agreements and protocols, the ministry of external affairs said.

Anurag Srivastava, External affairs Ministry spokesperson said in a press conference that a round of talk for the military forces of the both the countries would be conducted soon. He added that the steps would be taken to enhance the conditions of the forces standing on the Line of Actual Control.

“India and China continue to maintain communications through diplomatic and military channels. These discussions have helped both sides to enhance understanding of each other’s positions,” Srivastava said.

Both the countries held a round of diplomatic talks last week under the framework of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on India-China border affairs.

In a virtual meeting, sides agreed to work towards ensuring better conditions of the military soldiers on the LAC in eastern at the earliest. Efforts are being taken to normalise the conditions even after 7 months from 22nd May, 2020 when disturbances started at the border where 50,000 soldiers are standing on each side. (PTK)