Published On: Sat, Sep 5th, 2020

India and China agree to ease tension on border, New Delhi says

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India said on Saturday it has agreed with China to work towards reducing tensions along their contested border, following a meeting of the defence ministers of both countries.

Rajnath Singh in Moscow, Russia on September 04.

Both sides deployed additional forces along the frontier running through the western Himalayas after a clash in June, during which 20 Indian soldiers were killed in hand-to-hand fighting. China has not released casualty figures for its troops.

India’s defence minister Rajnath Singh met counterpart General Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Moscow late on Friday.

Both countries agreed that “neither side should take any further action that could either complicate the situation or escalate matters in the border areas,” from India’s defence ministry said in a statement.

The meeting is the highest level face-to-face political contact between India and China since tensions first flared along their disputed mountain border in May.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: Reuters

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