After 4 month-long standoffs at LAC between the troops of India and China, both sides have realized that tension on the border would bring no good to any side. So to reduce the tension on LAC India and China have agreed on a five-point plan which included immediate disengagement of troops and avoiding any actions which could in turn escalate the tension among both sides.
Talk between the two countries contributed successfully to lighten up the tension on LAC
In the meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Moscow, on Thursday, talks were held between Indian External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the issue of border standoff that has increased tension among the troops and cooperation among the two countries. Indian side strongly raised the issue of deployment of a large number of troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) alongside of military equipment by China. The Chinese side could not explain any of the deployments and sudden tension on the border. Defense minister Rajnath Singh and his Chinese counterpart Gen Wei Fenghe had also met in Moscow on Friday on the sidelines of the SCO meet.
Troops of both countries will disengage from LAC quickly
The Ministry of External Affairs issued a joint statement explaining the success of the meeting over the 5 point plan and stating that the two countries have agreed that the troops of both sides would continue the dialogue, quickly disengage, maintain proper distance and ease the tension on the border. The troops will now follow all the existing agreements and protocols on the management of the de-facto border.
In his statement, Wang stressed the situation that it is normal for two neighboring countries to have their differences. But it is important for the two countries to coordinate not to confront each other. The joint statement also says that the two countries have agreed to continue the dialogue through Special Representative (SR) mechanism on the India- China border question. They have also agreed that the Working Mechanism of Consultation and Coordination on India- China border Affairs (WMCC) will continue at its meetings.