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Border tensions remain even as Chinese and Indian commanders continue negotiations

Jul 01, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
China says that its border troops' communication with India is making progress to ease their tensions, and that they will continue to talk out a solution to end the current stand-off.

Major General Liu Lin, commander of China's South Xinjiang military region, and Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, commander of India's Leh-based 14 Corps, met in Chushul, Ladakh, on Tuesday for the third time in a month, and made some "Positive progress" on taking effective measures to disengage and reduce tension on the border, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said.

"We hope the Indian side will implement the agreed consensus with practical actions, continue keeping close communications through military and diplomatic channels, and jointly promote a de-escalation of the situation on the border," said Zhao.Global Times, a nationalistic tabloid published by the Communist Party's People's Daily, reported that China and India agreed that border troops would disengage in "Different batches".

Activists shout slogans against Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest in Jammu, India on Wednesday, a response to a border clash with China where 20 Indian soldiers died last month.