Expect China to work with us by current bilateral session mechanisms: India

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INDIA ON Friday mentioned it expects China to work with it by current bilateral session mechanisms between their diplomats and army commanders to make sure early completion of the disengagement course of within the remaining areas in japanese Ladakh to permit each side to think about de-escalation of forces.

The assertion comes days after the armies of the 2 international locations concluded withdrawal of troops and weapons from the north and south banks of the Pangong lake.

At a weekly media briefing, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had an in depth dialogue together with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi final week and agreed to arrange a hotline, particulars of which might be labored out by diplomatic channels.

“…It is our expectation that the Chinese side will work with us both through the WMCC (Working Mechanism for Consultation and Cooperation on India-China border issues) and the senior commanders’ meetings to ensure that disengagement in the remaining areas is completed at the earliest,” Srivastava mentioned.

“This would allow both sides to consider de-escalation of forces in eastern Ladakh as that alone will lead to the restoration of peace and tranquility and provide conditions for the progress in our bilateral relationship,” he added.

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