India and China held discussions on resolving the remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the western sector. A jointly released statement said, “The two sides had a positive, constructive, and in-depth discussion on the resolution of the remaining issues along the LAC in the Western Sector.”
The 19th round of the India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting was held at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Indian side on August 13–14, 2023. Notably, it was the first time that high-level military talks on the border dispute spanned two days.
Further, the statement also said that both countries agreed to resolve the remaining issues in an expeditious manner and maintain the momentum of dialogue and negotiations through military and diplomatic channels. “In the interim, the two sides agreed to maintain peace and tranquility on the ground in the border areas,” the statement added.
India and China started holding diplomatic and military talks on disengagement and de-escalation of the situation along the LAC in eastern Ladakh soon after the confrontation started between the two militaries.
They are locked in an over-three-year confrontation at certain friction points in eastern Ladakh. Moreover, the talks come less than a month before India organises the G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi.