Post Doklam, India, China Hold First Border Consultation Meet

India and China on 17 November, Friday held their first meeting on border consultation and coordination mechanism after the Doklam standoff, to review the situation in all the sectors of the border and exchange views on enhancing CBMs and military contacts.

The 10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on India-China Border Affairs was held in Beijing, a press release from the Indian Embassy said.

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The WMCC was established in 2012 as an institutional mechanism for consultation and coordination for the maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas.

The India-China border dispute covers the 3,488 km long Line of Actual Control (LAC). While China claims Arunachal Pradesh as Southern Tibet, India asserts that the dispute covered Aksai Chin area which was occupied by China during the 1962 war.

The talks were held in a constructive and forward-looking manner, the release said.

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The talks between the delegations were the first such dialogue between the two countries after the 72-day-long standoff at Doklam in the Sikkim section.

The standoff which began in mid-June ended on 28 August after Chinese troops stopped building a key road close to India's Chicken Neck corridor.

This is the first round of talks between the two countries after Chinese President Xi Jinping began his second five-year term as the chief of the ruling Communist Party of China last month.

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