India, China reviews situation along LAC during 24th WMCC meeting

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The 24th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) was held on 31 May.

  • The Indian delegation was led by the Additional Secretary, (East Asia), Ministry of External Affairs and the Chinese delegation was led by the Director General, Department of Borders and Oceans, Ministry of External Affairs.

  • Both sides reviewed the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector of Indo-China border areas.

  • Since the last meeting of the WMCC in November 2021, both sides have held the 14th and 15th meeting of Senior Commanders in January and March 2022 respectively.

  • Both sides exchanged views on the current situation along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh.

  • They agreed to continue discussions through diplomatic and military channels to resolve the remaining issues along the LAC. 

  • They agreed to hold the 16th Round of Senior Commanders' Meeting to achieve the objective of complete elimination of all friction points along the LAC in the Western Sector.

  • About WMCC

  • It was established in 2012 as an institutional mechanism for consultation and coordination for the management of India-China border areas.

  • The aim was to exchange views on strengthening communication and cooperation between border security personnel from both sides.

  • It is headed by joint secretary-level officials from both the countries.

  • The mechanism was first suggested by Wen Jiabao in 2010.

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