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India and China agree to truce, while US looks to bolster 'Quad'

Analysts in Washington call for four-party framework to keep Beijing at bay

The governments of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to a truce in the Himalayan borders.   © Kyodo

NEW DELHI/NEW YORK -- India and China on Tuesday agreed to disengage from a tense standoff in eastern Ladakh along a disputed Himalayan border, where 20 Indian soldiers were killed in violent clashes with the Chinese side on June 15.

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