China and India have agreed to pull back troops from another friction point along their disputed Himalayan border after a weekend meeting of top military commanders from both sides, according to senior Indian officials with knowledge of the matter.

Soldiers will move away from the vicinity of the area where at least 20 Indian and four Chinese soldiers were killed in June 2020 in one of the most violent clashes between the two nuclear-armed neighbors in over 40 years, the officials said Tuesday, asking not to be named citing rules for speaking to the media.

The development comes a day after New Delhi and Beijing issued an unusual joint statement describing their 12th round of discussions between their military officials as "constructive,” suggesting the rivals had found some common ground after more than a year of tensions.