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  • In a joint statement issued on the sixth round of Corps Commanders talks, India and China said both sides had agreed to “stop sending more troops to the frontline” and “refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground” while agreeing to hold more talks to resolve the standoff.
  • “They agreed to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strengthen communication on the ground, avoid misunderstandings and misjudgements, stop sending more troops to the frontline, refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground, and avoid taking any actions that may complicate the situation,” the joint statement said on the senior military commander-level talks held on Monday. 
  • The two sides had candid and in-depth exchanges on stabilising the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), it stated.
  • The recent talks will ensure there is no further build-up along the LAC. The two sides also agreed to hold the 7th round of military commander-level talks as soon as possible, “take practical measures to properly solve problems on the ground, and jointly safeguard peace and tranquillity in the border area”, the statement added.
  • The talks were held in line with the five-point plan agreed between the two Foreign Ministers in Moscow early this month, another source said.
  • India has pressed for a road map for complete disengagement and de-induction of Chinese troops from all friction points and along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the source added.