China in two hour FACE-OFF with India in desperate bid to control border crisis

CHINA and India had a 2-hour long talk in an attempt to resolve the border disputes that have been shaking the two nuclear neighbours.

PUBLISHED: 00:38, Fri, Sep 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 00:38, Fri, Sep 11, 2020

India’s foreign minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, met in Moscow on Thursday to discuss the recent clashes. The negotiations involved talks on the crisis, the future of bilateral border management agreements and the relationship between the two nations.

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India has continued to insist that peace along the border in Ladakh is essential to any healthy bilateral ties.

The first in-person talks between the two foreign ministers began after a meeting between the Russia-India-China trilateral group.

It was hosted by Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and was intended to be an ice-breaker before the talks between India and China.

Fears of an escalated conflict have continued to rise in the last week as Indian forces have been trying to defend their new positions on the south bank of Pangong Tso.

China's President Xi Jinping speaks at the press conferenceChina and India had a 2-hour long talk in an attempt to resolve the border disputes (Image: getty)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra ModiIndia has insisted that peace along the border in Ladakh is essential to any bilateral ties (Image: getty)

Military sources have said India has strengthened defences and positions in areas including Gurung Hill, Magar Hill, Rezang La and Riche.

China would have to risk all out conflict if it wants to move Indian forces.

Sources have said China's People's Liberation Army troops have insisted on challenging Indian positions and have carried out live fire drills, according to the Times of India.

Mr Jaishankar said for any resolution to be achieved it would have to be political and gained through diplomacy.

READ MORE: Indian army warned to ‘withdraw’ as China tensions soar

China news: Indian army drive along borderChina-India crisis: Fears of an escalated conflict have continued to rise in the last week (Image: getty)

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