The strategically situated lake, roughly 14,000 ft (4,267 meters) above sea degree, spans an space stretching from the Indian territory of Ladakh to Chinese language-controlled Tibet, within the larger Kashmir area the place India, China and Pakistan all declare territory.
The LAC, which marks the de facto border, passes by means of the lake.
In a joint assertion, each side agreed to strengthen communication on the bottom to keep away from misunderstandings or motion “that will complicate the scenario.”
Additionally they agreed to not take any unilateral motion that might change the scenario on the bottom, the assertion mentioned.
India and China share a 2,100 mile-long (3,379-kilometer) border within the Himalayas, however each side declare territory on both aspect of it.
The LAC was established within the wake of the 1962 Sino-Indian warfare and reveals up on maps, nevertheless India and China don’t agree on its exact location and each commonly accuse the opposite of overstepping it, or looking for to broaden their territory.
In 1996, the 2 nations signed an settlement which states that neither aspect shall open fireplace inside 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) from the LAC to “stop harmful navy actions.”
CNN’s James Griffiths and Helen Regan contributed to this report.