Terming the 21-day stand-off between the two sides in Depsang valley in Daulat Beg Oldi area an ‘unusual’ incident, the Defence Minister said that both countries will meet soon in Beijing to discuss several issues and try to find a solution to such ‘unpleasant incidents.’
    
"Till the final settlement of the border issue, we are trying to find out more effective mechanisms to prevent occasional incidents. There are several points related to the LAC which are disputed. So it leads to face-offs, at times," he told reporters on the ocassion of 14th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
    
On being asked to comment on the rising incursions by the Chinese troops into the Indian territory along the LAC in Ladakh and Northeastern sectors, Antony said, "There are disputed points and both sides are going there, which sometimes leads to certain embarrassing situations."
    
He said that after the Depsang incident in April, India and China had ‘free and frank’ talks and said, "We are trying to have more border personnel meeting places and have effective mechanisms to prevent such unpleasant incidents."
    
"On the one side, both sides are trying to find a long term solution to the long pending border dispute. Till that time, our aim is to maintain peace and tranquility in the border," Antony said.

(Agencies)

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