India and China have agreed to push for an early disengagement of the frontline troops in the wake of ongoing standoff along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh since early May.

The Corps Commanders of Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army held their ninth round of military talks on January 24 at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Chushul sector. 

"The two sides had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on disengagement along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector of China-India border areas. The two sides agreed that this round of meeting was positive, practical and constructive, which further enhanced mutual trust and understanding," a joint statement issued by both sides said on Monday. 

The two sides also agreed to follow the important consensus of their state leaders, maintain the good momentum of dialogue and negotiation, and hold the 10th round of the Corps Commander Level meeting at an early date to jointly advance de-escalation.

The military commanders agreed to continue their effective efforts in ensuring the restraint of the frontline troops, stabilize and control the situation along the LAC in the Western sector of the China-India border, and jointly maintain peace and tranquillity.