China-India border dispute: are both sides breaking the deadlock in the Himalayas?

China-India border dispute: are both sides breaking the deadlock in the Himalayas?

Six months into the high-altitude border stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops, a new disagreement has erupted between the two neighbours, only this time it’s over a purported resolution to the impasse.

Quoting senior sources in the government, the Indian media has been reporting since Wednesday that the two countries had agreed to break the deadlock and withdraw troops, tanks and artillery from the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the 3,488km undemarcated border between the two. The reports come just days after senior commanders from both militaries met for the eighth time since the stand-off began to resolve the border crisis.

On Thursday, however, the state-backed nationalist tabloid Global Times rebutted the reports, calling them “not accurate” and “not helpful for the two sides to reach their established goals”, quoting sources in the Chinese government.