Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in a fierce clash along the LAC in Galwan Valley Ladakh (File photo)
NEW DELHI: Keeping a close eye on the military disengagement in eastern Ladakh, senior officials from India and China met virtually on Friday to talk through the details of the exercise, days before the next round of military-commander-level talks are due, and the Indian statement said both sides agreed to ensure complete disengagement and de-escalation.
The officials “agreed that it was necessary for both sides to sincerely implement the understanding reached between senior commanders. As agreed by the two special representatives (NSA Ajit Doval and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi), senior commanders will meet soon to discuss further steps.”
The statement recorded that India and China “agreed that for the overall development of bilateral relations, it was essential to maintain enduring peace and tranquillity in the border areas”. The officials said they would schedule another meeting of the WMCC (Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination soon).