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China and India have agreed to resolve border dispute that was worrying source of tension between them. past few weeks have seen tit-for-tat attacks between world's two most populous nations. The skirmishes between two nuclear powers took place high up in Himalayas. There have been various flashpoints along long border that divides the two countries. Chinese and Indian officials met on Saturday in Ladakh, area adjacent to the border. They agreed to "peacefully resolve" their dispute in "cordial" meeting. India's Foreign Ministry said: "Both sides agreed to peacefully resolve the situation in border areas in accordance with various bilateral agreements."

area under contention is called the Line of Actual Control (LAC). This was border established in 1993. It is one of the longest land borders in the world. Minor conflicts have taken place along it since the bloody Sino-Indian War (also known as Indo-China War) in 1962. The glacial terrain along LAC means the physical location of the border is shifting. This has made it difficult to pinpoint what areas of craggy landscape belong to which country. China said: "This year marked 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between two countries, and both sides agreed that early resolution would contribute to further development of that relationship".

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