New Delhi: India and China have agreed to maintain stability on the ground, to avoid any new incidents and jointly maintain peace in the border areas including Eastern Ladakh at the 11th round of military Commander level talks held in Chushul in Eastern Ladakh on Friday.
A day after the talks, the Defence Ministry in a statement said on Saturday that two sides have agreed on the need to resolve the outstanding issues in an expeditious manner in accordance with the existing agreements and protocols for the further disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.
The two sides had a detailed exchange of views for the resolution of the remaining issues related to disengagement further in a coordinated manner.
The Commanders of the both armies have noted that it was important to take guidance from the consensus of their leaders, continue their communication and dialogue and work towards a mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues at the earliest.
The 11th round of the meeting continued for more than 11 hours.
The Indian side was headed by the Leh-based 14 Corps commander Lt Gen P G K Menon.
Earlier, the 10th round of Corps Commander-level talks between the two Armies resulted in first disengagement process from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso in February.
During this meeting at Moldo on the Chinese side, the armies agreed for disengagement process from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso. The troops of the two sides retracted deeper inside their respective territories with the intention to avoid confrontation and ensure peace and tranquility as had broadly been agreed in an earlier meeting between the Foreign Ministers of the two countries.
It was on February 1 this year that Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that a major breakthrough was achieved between India and China in eastern Ladakh with both the sides initiating disengagement of troops from the southern and northern sides of Lake Pangong under a mutually agreed process.