4/30/2018 1:24:54 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to strengthen communications and maintain peace in the border region following a two-day "informal" summit in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, reports CNN.
"The two leaders underscored the importance of maintaining peace and tranquillity in all areas of the India-China border region in the larger interest of the overall development of bilateral relations," read a joint statement issued by the Indian Foreign Ministry.
The announcement comes less than a year after a 72-day military standoff in the disputed border region in the India-China-Bhutan "trijunction."
The joint statement outlined proposals intended to strengthen direct lines of communication between the two nations' armed forces.
With India and China set to work towards establishing a hotline between their top commanders and planning to resume military exchanges and exercises, tensions are likely to de-escalate along the Line of Actual Control though some troop confrontations will continue to take place, reported The Times of India.