Ionic cordova build android fails with the following error:

Error: Unencoded <
Line: 81
Column: 2
Char: <
at error (C:\Users\lawre\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\ionic\node_modules\sax\lib\sax.js:666:10)
at strictFail (C:\Users\lawre\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\ionic\node_modules\sax\lib\sax.js:692:7)
at Object.write (C:\Users\lawre\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\ionic\node_modules\sax\lib\sax.js:1080:13)
at XMLParser.feed (C:\Users\lawre\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\ionic\node_modules\elementtree\lib\parsers\sax.js:48:15)
at ElementTree.parse (C:\Users\lawre\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\ionic\node_modules\elementtree\lib\elementtree.js:271:10)
at Object.parse (C:\Users\lawre\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\ionic\node_modules\elementtree\lib\elementtree.js:584:8)
at Function. (C:\Users\lawre\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\ionic\node_modules@ionic\cli-utils\lib\cordova\config.js:35:28)
at next (native)
at fulfilled (C:\Users\lawre\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\ionic\node_modules\tslib\tslib.js:102:62)

please share your config.xml code here

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>

FarmAlert
An awesome Ionic/Cordova app.
Ionic Framework Team












































































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<engine name="android" spec="^6.2.3" />

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<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>

FarmAlert
An awesome Ionic/Cordova app.
Ionic Framework Team












































































<<<<<<< HEAD

<engine name="android" spec="^6.2.3" />

72204e5e49e8e7cd92bcaf89f9b826b80251857e






<<<<<<< HEAD


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