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By NewsGram Staff Writer

India and China have agreed for additional border meeting points in the Ladakh region along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in what is touted as a major confidence building measure (CBM).

The decision to establish one more border meeting point (BMP) in Ladakh comes in the wake of plans to strengthen peace mechanism by the militaries of the two countries along the LAC, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to China.

According to sources, the meeting point will be close to the Depsang plains in Northern Ladakh.

The move is aimed at resolving local border issues in the face of growing transgressions along the 800-km Ladakh border.

“The idea is to deal with transgression issue at the ground level locally,” a source told ET saying the move would ensure regular meetings between the militaries of the two countries.

In April 2013, a major three-week face-off ensued between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army.

The stand-off was followed by a similar transgression in Chumar when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited India last September.

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Typhoon Rumbia Arrives in Shanghai

Rumbia, the 3rd of the typhoons that had made landfall in Shanghai this month.

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Typhoon Rumbia makes landfall in Shanghai. Flickr

Typhoon Rumbia made landfall in Shanghai on Friday bringing torrential rains and strong winds of up to 23 metres per second, according to the National Meteorological Centre (NMC).

The tropical storm is expected to gradually wane as it keeps moving northwest at a speed of 30 km per hour, Xinhua news agency reported.

By Friday morning, 53,000 people had been evacuated in Shanghai.

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Bringing gales and downpours, Rumbia has downed 176 trees, the municipal flood control and drought relief headquarters said.

Rumbia, the 3rd of the typhoons that had made landfall in Shanghai this month, will bring strong winds and heavy rains to the city from Friday to Saturday. (IANS)

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