Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on INDIA-CHINA Border Affairs (WMCC) 

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India and China have activated the “working mechanism” at the diplomatic level alongside the military-to-military conversation taking place at the field level to “dis-engage” and “de-escalate” the situation. 

  • The “Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC)” was established in January 2012 after border talks between then National Security Adviser (NSA) Shivshankar Menon and his Chinese counterpart Dai Bingguo. 
  • It is headed by joint secretary-level officials from both sides. They are entrusted to help the special representative for boundary talks, a position currently held by NSA Ajit Doval. 
  • These officials have had 14 meetings since 2012, the last one in July 2019, and meet more frequently than the special representatives.  
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