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India, China continue to maintain close communication: MEA on Ladakh standoff

By Livemint

India and China continue to maintain close communication through diplomatic and military channels with the objective of ensuring complete disengagement at all friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, the Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) said on Thursday.

The MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the two sides have agreed to hold the next round of military talks and are in constant communication in this regard.

“India and China continue to maintain close communication through diplomatic and military channels with the objective of ensuring complete disengagement in all friction points along the LAC in the western sector and for full restoration of peace and tranquillity,” he told a media briefing.

Srivastava was responding to a question on the status of talks between the two countries on the military face-off in eastern Ladakh.

The troops of the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army(PLA) are locked in a standoff for over eight months.

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