India and China reach no agreement on border standoff
NEW DELHI- An Indian defense ministry official says talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders did not achieve a breakthrough for the second time in three months regarding an end to the 20-month standoff.
The minister said in a statement that both sides had a “frank and in-depth exchange of views” during the meeting on Wednesday on the Chinese side of the Moldo meeting point.
It would work to resolve the pending problems without actually specifying them.
The previous round of talks in October also ended in a similar kind of situation.
India and China have sent tens of thousands of soldiers backed by artillery, called the Line of control.
In the year 2020, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with China. The clash involved clubs, stones and fists. China stated in a report that it lost 4 soldiers in the clash.
Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry in Beijing, said that on Thursday, China hoped “that the certain individual from India would avoid making such unconstructive remarks.”
Arunachal Pradesh, an Indian state that China claims as its entire territory, and Ladakh, in western China, lie along the Line of Actual Control. India and China fought a war over the border in 1962.