China and India are effectively managing the risk of another border conflict, according to experts. The 20th round of corps commander-level meetings between the two countries agreed to maintain peace and tranquillity in border areas while working out a mutually acceptable solution.
The meeting at the Moldo-Chushul border meeting point on the Indian side resulted in positive and constructive exchanges between both sides on resolving the remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control in the western China-India border.
China and India have held open and forward-looking discussions, focusing on maintaining communication and dialogues through military and diplomatic channels to resolve remaining issues. Both sides are committed to maintaining peace and tranquillity in border regions. India’s Ministry of External Affairs stated that they are working on an early and mutually acceptable resolution of remaining issues and will maintain peace on the ground.
The previous round of meetings in mid-August resolved similar issues between the two sides, and research fellow Zhao Gancheng from the Shanghai Institute for International Studies predicts a low possibility of another border conflict.
The latest meeting did not yield any significant breakthroughs, and resolving all issues is challenging. India demanded the disengagement of Chinese troops from India’s locations, which is unacceptable to China. Both sides are working on a mutually acceptable solution and maintaining peace to avoid further conflict.