New Delhi, Oct 14: Having a "positive and constructive" discussions, India and China have agreed to implement the important understandings, not to turn differences into disputes, and jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas, according to a joint press release.
The seventh round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China was held on Monday in Chushul to preserve "the peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh". The Commander level talks between both the countries began at 12 noon on at the Chushul border personnel meeting point on the Indian side. The Indian side was represented by outgoing 14 Corps Chief Lt Gen Harinder Singh and his successor Lt Gen PGK Menon.
In the statement, it said, "On 12 October, the 7th round of Senior Commanders meeting of India and China was held in Chushul. The two sides had a sincere, in-depth, and constructive exchange of views on disengagement along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector of India-China border areas."
Both the countries had "these discussions were positive, constructive, and had enhanced understanding of each other’s positions. Both sides agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and arrive at a mutually acceptable solution for disengagement as early as possible."
Further, it stated, "Both sides agreed to earnestly implement the important understandings reached by the leaders of the two countries, not to turn differences into disputes, and jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas."
The seventh Corps Commander level meeting between India and China, to address the situation in Eastern Ladakh, lasted for more than 11 hours and ended around 11:30 PM on Monday.