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

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

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