After months of steadily deteriorating ties between India and China, a partial pullback by military forces from both countries high in the Himalayas is a welcome bit of good news. The move may also be a precursor to a possible meeting between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Both militaries agreed to disengage at a key friction point along the disputed border known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Each side will pull back its troops and armor to create a new buffer zone that extends between two and four kilometers.
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