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India and Chinese Troops Clash in Ladakh and Disengage After Talks

NEW DELHI – India and China claim that more than 130 kilometers of territory in the newly newly carved out Himalayan territory of Ladakh that extends between the Indian and Chinese controlled areas, Sputnik reported Thursday.
On Wednesday, September 11, the New Delhi and Beijing armies clashed near the north shore of Pangong Tso Lake in the region, but disengaged after talks between the two sides.
“There was a confrontation between the two armies, but it ended after negotiations at the delegation level between the two sides,” said the Indian army in a statement.
The army also stated that such incidents were due to differing perceptions of the effective Line of Control (LAC), a dividing line between an Indian-controlled territory and the Chinese-controlled territory in the former princely state, Jammu and Kashmir.
“There are established mechanisms to resolve such different perceptions of the LAC and the mechanisms established to resolve such differences,” the statement said.
Incidentally, the confrontation took place in the same region where the Indian and Chinese troops embarked on a fierce battle during the confrontation at Doklam in the summer of 2017.
The recent border tension began last August when New Delhi declared Ladakh a separate administrative territory.
China has raised serious concerns in this regard and has asked India to restore the status of Ladakh, which the latter refused, claiming that the decision had no impact on the status of the LAC.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi canceled his visit to New Delhi, scheduled for September 9, where he was supposed to hold special talks at the level of representatives on the border issue.
India and China share a border of nearly 4,000 km and, with the exception of the middle sector, most parts of the region have a disputed border, including Arunachal Pradesh, which China calls southern Tibet.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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