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14 rounds of Indo-China talks, still no breakthrough

  • Even after the 14th round of Commander level talks between India and China regarding disengagement at the Hot Springs, there was no breakthrough.

  • The two sides issues a joint statement on Thursday, saying that they would consolidate earlier outcomes and stay in close contact. There has been a positive indication that even though there was no decision, the talks have been heading in a positive direction.

  • The joint statement mentioned that “representatives from the defense and foreign affairs establishments of the two sides were present at the meeting” and they had “a frank and in-depth exchange of views for the resolution of the relevant issues” along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector.

  • The joint statement further stated, "agreed that both sides should follow the guidance provided by the State Leaders and work for the resolution of the remaining issues at the earliest."