India and China will persist with military and diplomatic engagements to resolve the situation, and ensure peace and tranquillity in the border areas, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) after the latest round of border talks on Friday between Army commanders ended in a stalemate.
Talks took place in a cordial and positive atmosphere. Both sides agreed to peacefully resolve the situation in the border areas in accordance with various bilateral agreements,’’ it said in a statement released on Sunday.
The MEA indicated that both sides were in for a long haul and that despite bringing in military reinforcements, the focus would be on dialogue. In this respect, it reiterated its earlier stand of May 21 that “peace and tranquillity in the India-China border regions is essential for the overall development of bilateral relations.”