India and China Agree to Resolve Remaining LAC Issues in Eastern Ladakh

  • 17 Aug 2023

Recently, India and China have jointly announced their commitment to resolve outstanding matters along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh efficiently, while also emphasizing the importance of maintaining peace in the border regions.

  • The announcement comes following the 19th round of India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting held on August 13-14, 2023.

Key Points

  • Positive Dialogue on LAC Resolution: Both nations engaged in a productive and comprehensive discussion during the recent meeting, focusing on resolving remaining issues along the LAC in the Western Sector.
  • Expeditious Resolution and Continued Dialogue: India and China have concurred to promptly address the outstanding matters through both military and diplomatic channels.
  • Progressive Disengagement: In recent times, the two countries have made significant strides in disengaging their military presence at various disputed points along the border, including Gogra, Galwan Hot Springs, and Pangong Tso. However, tensions persist near Depsang and Demchok.
  • Restoring Normalcy for Bilateral Relations: External Affairs Minister has underscored the restoration of normalcy at the border as a prerequisite for restoring regular bilateral relations.
  • Divergent Perspectives on the Crisis China regards the border crisis as a historical issue and has advocated for separating border discussions from broader bilateral talks. India, on the other hand, has resisted such a separation, contributing to the ongoing challenges in their relationship.