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India Wants New Construction Razed at Disputed China Border

  • Both sides have amassed troops and artillery along the border
  • Indian PM Modi keen on resolution in talks with China
Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass at the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh in 2012.

Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass at the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh in 2012.

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India will insist that China demolish recent construction and withdraw soldiers from a disputed border area as the two neighbors begin talks to end a stalemate that began in April, officials with knowledge of the matter said.

The South Asian nation, at a meeting of senior defense officials on Saturday, will offer to remove construction done at the border in May and revert to level of military deployment as of April as long as China reciprocates, the officials said asking not to be identified citing rules on speaking to the media. The meeting is taking place at the Chushul-Moldo Military Garrison along the disputed border in Ladakh, they said.