Following long military commander-level discussions, both India and China have agreed not to deploy more soldiers along the conflicted Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. On September 10, India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar had reached a consensus with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow.

On Monday, 14 Corps commander Lt-General Harinder Singh and South Xinjiang Military District chief Major General Liu Lin met with their delegations but could not reach a consensus on the five-month long troop confrontation.

However, a joint statement released by the army of India and China hints at a positive result. The neighbouing nations have agreed to “earnestly implement the important consensus” that was earlier discussed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The consensus aims to maintain peace and harmony along the conflicted LAC.

Later when Jaishankar met Wang, the two foreign ministers agreed to “quickly disengage” the troops in the high-altitude region. Over 50,000 soldiers were deployed by both the countries at the border area, along with tanks, howitzers, armoured vehicles and air missiles systems.

Now as per the joint statement, both India and China will not change the on ground situation by taking any complicating actions. The armies of the two countries will also strengthen the communication channel between the locals to avoid any “misunderstandings and misjudgments”.