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International relations

China and India agree not to send more troops to border

Representatives from both sides look to de-escalate the situation

An Indian military helicopter arrives to carry supplies from a forward airbase in Leh, in the Ladakh region.   © Reuters

SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders have agreed to stop the further buildup of troops along their fast-militarizing disputed border in the mountainous Ladakh region where the two Asian giants have for months been locked in a bitter standoff, the Indian military said late Tuesday.

In a statement, India's defense ministry said the two sides have also agreed to "strengthen communication on the ground" and "avoid misunderstandings and misjudgments" along the contested, long border known as the Line of Actual Control. However, it did not mention any breakthrough during the talks about the troops' disengagement.

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