India committed to maintaining peace at border with China: MEA
New Delhi has said, India and China attach utmost importance to maintenance of peace and tranquility in all areas of India-China border regions.
Responding to media queries on developments on the Line of Actual Control, External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Anurag Srivastava said, the India-China border has largely been peaceful. He said, occasionally however on account of difference in perception of the alignment of LAC, situations have arisen on the ground that could have been avoided.
The two sides have established mechanisms to resolve such situations as and when they arise including Border Personnel Meeting, Flag Meetings and Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs as well as diplomatic channels.
The Spokesman said, the Indian side remains committed to the objective of maintaining peace and tranquility in the India-China border areas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in their Informal Summits in Wuhan and Chennai had reaffirmed that both sides will continue to make efforts to ensure peace and tranquility in the border areas. This is essential for the overall development of the bilateral relations.
The two leaders had also directed their militaries to earnestly implement various confidence building measures agreed upon between the two sides, including the principle of mutual and equal security, and strengthen existing institutional arrangements and information sharing mechanisms to prevent incidents in border regions.
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