September 19, 2020 | 2:28 AM IST
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India-China agree to take ‘cool down’ measures at Galwan Valley in Ladakh

The top-level Indian and Chinese military commanders who met today to deescalate the tension mounting at the Galwan Valley on Ladakh border have agreed to take necessary ‘cool down’ measures.  The announcement was made by Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Zhao Lijian in Beijing. 

The meeting was held between the Commander of the 14 Corps Lieutenant General Harinder Singh and Commander of the Tibet Military District Major General Liu Lin. They were accompanied by a delegation of officers from each side.

Zhao said, "The holding of this meeting shows that both sides want to deal with their disagreement, manage the situation and de-escalate the situation through dialogue and consultations.”

He added, “The two sides exchanged frank and in-depth views and agreed to maintain dialogue and jointly committed to promoting peace and tranquility in the border areas.”

Tuesday’s meeting was a part of the on-going series of meets that have been taking place since May 5 regarding the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Finger 5 and Finger 8 at the valley. 

The tension between the two nations intensified after 20 Indian soldiers were martyred at the valley during a physical combat between the two troops on June 15 night.

Meanwhile, a report released by the U.S intelligence said that China had ordered the attack on the Indian troops on the fateful night.

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