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    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - India and China have agreed to maintain dialogue to ensure tranquillity in border areas, the Indian Defence Ministry said in a Sunday statement, commenting on military talks held earlier this week.

    The 8th round of India-China corps commander level talks was held on 6 November in Chushul, India.

    "The two sides had a candid, in-depth, and constructive exchange of views on disengagement along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector of India-China border areas. Both sides agreed to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, ensure their frontline troops to exercise restraint and avoid misunderstanding and miscalculation", the Indian Defence Ministry said.
    Indian army soldiers walk along the line of control at the Indo China border in Bumla at an altitude of 15,700 feet (4,700 meters) above sea level in Arunachal Pradesh, India. (File)
    © AP Photo / Anupam Nath
    Indian army soldiers walk along the line of control at the Indo China border in Bumla at an altitude of 15,700 feet (4,700 meters) above sea level in Arunachal Pradesh, India. (File)

    The ministry added that India and China had "agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and, taking forward the discussions at this meeting, push for the settlement of other outstanding issues, so as to jointly maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas".

    According to Sunday's statement from the ministry, the two sides also agreed to hold another round of talks in the near future.

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