India and China agreed on Tuesday to hold the next round of the Senior Commanders’ meeting early in order to reach a full withdrawal from all points of friction in eastern Ladakh to create the conditions for the re-establishment of normality in bilateral relations.
According to The Hindu, both sides discussed the situation in eastern Ladakh at a meeting held under the framework of the Working Mechanism for consultation and coordination on Sino -India border affairs.
“Both sides exchanged views on the present situation along the LAC in the western sector in eastern Ladakh,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
They agreed that, in accordance with the instructions of the two Foreign Ministers, both sides should continue the talks through diplomatic and military channels to address remaining issues along the LAC as soon as possible to create conditions for the restoration of normalcy in bilateral relations,” the MEA said.
It said both sides “agreed to hold the next (16th) series of senior commanders’ meetings at an early date to achieve the goal of complete disengagement, all friction points along the LAC in the Western Sector, consistent with existing bilateral agreements and protocols.”
Eastern Ladakh is formally known as the Western Sector.