India and China say military talks on border dispute "positive"

BENGALURU (Reuters) - India and China said on Monday that the ninth round of talks between military commanders to resolve a months-long border confrontation in the Himalayan region of Ladakh had been 'positive, practical and constructive.' 'The two sides agreed to push for an early disengagement of the frontline troops,' a joint statement issued by India's defence ministry said. The nuclear-armed neighbours deployed thousands of troops in the remote snow deserts of Ladakh last summer when tensions flared after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in hand-to-hand combat

Reuters January 26, 2021 00:11:11 IST
India and China say military talks on border dispute "positive"

India and China say military talks on border dispute quotpositivequot

BENGALURU (Reuters) - India and China said on Monday that the ninth round of talks between military commanders to resolve a months-long border confrontation in the Himalayan region of Ladakh had been "positive, practical and constructive."

"The two sides agreed to push for an early disengagement of the frontline troops," a joint statement issued by India's defence ministry said.

The nuclear-armed neighbours deployed thousands of troops in the remote snow deserts of Ladakh last summer when tensions flared after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in hand-to-hand combat. The Chinese suffered an undisclosed number of casualties.

(Reporting by Devjyot Ghoshal; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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