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Jaishankar Speaks With Chinese Counterpart, Reviews Status Of Disengagement In Ladakh


External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar spoke to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Thursday and discussed the implementation of their Moscow Agreement on the border standoff and also reviewed the status of disengagement in Eastern Ladakh.

“Spoke to State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi this afternoon. Discussed the implementation of our Moscow Agreement and reviewed the status of disengagement,”  Jaishankar tweeted.

This development comes after the disengagement process from both the north and south banks of Pangong Lake was completed by the two nations after rounds of military and diplomatic level talks.

Besides the implementation process, the two leaders also discussed the 5-point consensus reached in September last year, which includes directions to border troops to continue dialogue, quickly disengage and maintain distance, as well as the need for new confidence-building measures.

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Reiterating India’s position on border issues, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava today said that India hasn’t conceded any territory and prevented unilateral change in the status quo.

“India hasn’t conceded any territory and prevented unilateral change in the status quo. The mutual redeployment should not be misinterpreted and there is absolutely no change with respect to our position on the Line of Actual Control,” said Srivastava during a weekly press briefing.

Both the armies of India and China have agreed for disengagement in few areas and military troops have also been removed to maintain a status of pre-face-off that happened last year.

India and China have had a stand-off along the LAC since April-May last year due to actions of the Chinese Army and have held several rounds of military and diplomatic talks.

(With ANI Inputs)

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