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Indian Army Chief calls for border agreement with China

Indian Army Chief calls for border agreement with China

New Delhi, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The chief of staff of the Indian Army, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, pointed out the need for a border agreement with China to avoid possible incidents.
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During an appointment at the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the General warned that the clashes in the border may continue to occur until a border agreement is reached between the two countries, as the Press Trust of India agency reported.

‘This kind of incidents will continue to occur until a long-term solution is reached, which is to have a border agreement, and that should be the focus of our efforts to have a lasting peace along the northern border with China,’ Naravane said at the session of the Chamber.

The tensions between the armies of India and China increased in May last year after a violent clash in the Pangong Lake region.

Subsequently, both sides gradually reinforced their forces by deploying tens of thousands of soldiers and matériel.

As a result of a series of military and diplomatic talks, the two militaries completed the withdrawal process in the Gogra area last month.

Earlier in February, both sides completed the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the north and south shores of the Pangong Lake, in accordance with a bilateral agreement.

Each party currently has between 50,000 and 60,000 soldiers deployed along the so-called Line of Actual Control, which temporarily separates the two countries.

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