India, China Statements Seek To Ease Border Tension In Eastern Ladakh

hina has said differences with India on the border issue along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh need to be sorted out peacefully. The statement by China’s Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Wu Qian comes after Foreign Minister S Jaishankar in an interview to the website Rediff said the stand-off along the Line of Actual Control or LAC this year is “the most serious situation after 1962”, when India and China fought a war.

“Bearing in mind the big picture of bilateral ties and putting the border issue in an appropriate position in this big picture, India and China need to avoid misjudgement, keep divergences from escalating into disputes, and take concrete steps to bring bilateral relations back to the right track of normal development,” Wu said in a statement.

India and China have had several rounds of military and diplomatic meetings, with only limited disengagement having

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