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Line of Actual Control (LAC) India-China (Image courtesy of India Tribune)

India and China have engaged in a 15th round of talks to try and find a resolution to their ongoing border dispute.

The two countries share a 3,488 kilometre (2,167 miles) border that runs along the Himalayas. Since March 2020, there have been several recent conflicts in the Western Sector area which runs between Ladakh on the Indian side and the Tibet and Xinjiang autonomous regions on the Chinese side. 

Fourteen rounds of previous talks have resulted in the resolution of the North and South Bank of Pangong Tso, Galwan and Gogra Hot Spring areas.

In this fifteenth round of talks, the two sides carried forward their discussions from the previous round held on 12th January 2022 and this round has resulted in an agreement to maintain the security and stability along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector.

India and China both reaffirmed that the resolution would help restore peace and tranquillity along the LAC and facilitate progress in bilateral relations.

Both sides have agreed to maintain dialogue via military and diplomatic channels to reach a mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues at the earliest possible opportunity.


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