China and India resolved the border issue
On Friday, China and India announced their intention to de-escalate the border conflict in the Himalayas. Among other things, the countries have agreed to withdraw the border troops from the area.
Representatives of the two countries met in Moscow on Thursday and agreed on five points.
‘The foreign ministers have agreed that the current situation in the border area is of no benefit to anyone,’ is read in a joint declaration. ‘The border forces of both parties must continue their dialogue, withdraw as soon as possible, remain at an appropriate distance and reduce tensions.”
The agreement was concluded after an incident. China and India accused each other of shooting each other in the air last week in a confrontation. That’s a violation of the agreement not to use firearms in the area.
India and China have been in conflict for decades over vast, mostly uninhabited areas of land in the mountain area. China claims over 90,000 square kilometers in the east of the Himalayas area and 38,000 square kilometers in the West. India disputes that.
The two countries fought a war on the border in 1962. Since then, there have been regular riots. In June, for the first time in 45 years, people were killed in such a confrontation.