China to release five Indian nationals detained at border: report | China news

Five Indian nationals detained earlier this month will be released by China in this region bordering Tibet.

Five Indian intelligence agents were dressed as hunters, the paper said, disputes claiming they were kidnapped.

Relations between China and India have been unusually strained Hand fighter to include clubs and rocks In June, in a disputed border area in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed, an unknown number of Chinese casualties occurred.

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On Tuesday, according to reports, five Indians from Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China’s Tibet, went missing, with an Indian minister saying that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army confirmed that they had been found in China.

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Their disappearance coincided with a border confrontation in the Western Himalayas, during which the two accused each other of firing in the air.

Nuclear-armed neighbors have long seen a protocol to avoid the use of firearms in undefined frontiers, although violence erupted in the past.

On Thursday, Chinese State Counselor Wang Yi and Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met in Moscow and agreed to ease border tensions.

“The two Foreign Ministers agreed that the current situation in the border areas was not in the interest of either side. They agreed that the border troops on both sides should continue their dialogue, disband quickly, proper distance. Must maintain and reduce stress, ”A joint statement states.

Hu Jijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times, said on the Chinese social network that Sino-India relations were stabilizing. Observers of China’s foreign relations often see Hu’s messages on social media to assuage sentiments from Beijing’s policymakers.

“It seems that frequent meetings between Chinese and Indian defense ministers and foreign ministers have played a positive role in calming the situation,” Hu wrote.

“Furthermore, the People’s Liberation Army defended every inch of land in the country, and the Indian Army ultimately failed to take advantage of it.”

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India and China have different perceptions that constitute the Line of Actual Control – the actual border – that passes through the disputed territory. On their Himalayan range.

The disputed and undeclared border of 3,500 km (2,175 mi) between India and China extends from the Ladakh region in the north to the Indian state of Sikkim.

The two nations fought a border war in 1962, which also spread to Ladakh and ended in an uneasy journey. Since then, troops from opposing sides have guarded the undefined mountain range region, rarely.

India unilaterally declared Ladakh a federal territory and separated it from Indian-administered Kashmir in August 2019, ending its quasi-autonomy status and straining the already prickly relationship between New Delhi and Beijing made.

Prior to the latest diplomatic breakthrough between the two sides, India had banned dozens of Chinese apps, including the popular video-sharing app Tikkok, and Chinese investment amid backlash against Beijing following deadly border conflicts.

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