India, China remain engaged through diplomatic discussions in solving LAC disputes: MEA
New Delhi/IBNS: India on Thursday said it continues to remain engaged with the Chinese side through diplomatic discussions and military channels to peacefully resolve the issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de facto border between the two countries.
This is in keeping with the agreement reached between the two Foreign Ministers during their meeting in Moscow on Sept 10.
"The immediate task is to ensure a comprehensive disengagement of troops in all the friction areas," MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
In this context, the 19th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) was held on Sept 30.
This was followed by the 7th meeting of Senior Commanders in Chushul on Oct 12.
"The two sides have reiterated their desire to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and arrive at a mutually acceptable solution for disengagement as early as possible," Srivastava said.
Meanwhile, the government earlier in the day told social media giant Twitter that Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were "integral and inalienable parts of India governed by the Constitution of India" after location settings showed Leh as part of China, reported the media.
The government in a strongly-worded letter to Twitter Inc CEO Jack Dorsey communicated India's disapproval of "misrepresentation of map of India" and asked the company to "respect sensitivities of Indian citizens", said government sources, according to an NDTV report.
Reports said the geo-location of Leh, which is the headquarters of Union Territory of Ladakh and its largest town, was shown on Twitter as part of China.
In a letter, IT Secretary Ajay Sawhney wrote to the micro blogging site that any attempt to "disrespect sovereignty and integrity of India, which is also reflected by the maps, is totally unacceptable" and "unlawful".
"...such attempts not only bring disrepute to Twitter but also raises questions about its neutrality and fairness as an intermediary," IT Secretary Ajay Sawhney said in the letter, according to sources.
The incident happened at a time when the relationship between India and China has touched new low over the border clashes.