While China on Wednesday refused to indulge in details about the disengagement of border troops of the two countries along the line of actual control (LAC) in Ladakh, it did say that both sides were trying to “ease the situation” following dialogue between diplomats and military officers.
The Indian media reported that the armies of India and China had undertaken a “limited disengagement” in eastern Ladakh to demonstrate intent to end the month-long border standoff ahead of another round of military talks on Wednesday.
The Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, when questioned at the regular ministry briefing about the reports of the troops on both sides disengaging and moving back to their previous positions, said that both sides were taking steps to ease the situation along the borders.
“Recently the diplomatic and military channels of China and India held effective communication on the situation along the border and reached positive consensus,” she said.
“The two sides are following this consensus to take actions to ease the situation along the borders,” Hua added.
Last week, the Chinese foreign ministry had said the situation along the border was “stable and controllable”.
The latest round of standoff was China opposing the laying of a key road near the Pangong Tso Lake by India, besides constructing another road connecting the Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg Oldie road in Galwan Valley.