Ladakh: India-China Agree To Stop Sending More Troops To The Frontline

India China stand off

New Delhi, September 22, 2020: A joint press release was issued tonight about the 6th round of senior commanders’ meeting between India and China.

The release states, “On September 21, the Indian and Chinese Senior Commanders held the 6th round of Military Commander-Level Meeting. The two sides had candid and in-depth exchanges of views on stabilizing the situation along the LAC in the India – China border areas. They agreed to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strengthen communication on the ground, avoid misunderstandings and misjudgments, stop sending more troops to the frontline, refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground, and avoid taking any actions that may complicate the situation. The two sides also agreed to hold the 7th round of Military Commander-Level Meeting as soon as possible, take practical measures to properly solve problems on the ground, and jointly safeguard peace and tranquillity in the border area.”

Since May this year there has been skirmishes between the Indian Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh near Pangong Lake, Galwan valley and nearby areas. Both countries have amassed troops in large numbers on the border.