New Delhi: India and China have finally reached an agreement to end tensions over the LAC which has been going on for several months. Both sides have agreed to remove the army from the Pangong Lake area of eastern Ladakh. Under the agreement, soldiers from both countries will return to their posts deployed in April-May this year. On 15 June, following violent skirmishes between soldiers in the Galvan Valley, the two countries deployed thousands of their troops face to face. 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the skirmish.
On 6 November, dissolution was discussed at the commander-level talks in Chushul. Navin Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs and Directorate General of Military Operations Brig Ghai participated in the talks on behalf of India. In this meeting, it has been decided that India and China will withdraw 30 percent of the troops continuously for 3 days. The troops will return in 3 phases. Under the agreement, the soldiers of the two countries will return to the positions deployed in April-May this year. However, information about the date of the withdrawal of the troops is not available at the moment.
On November 6, the disengagement was discussed at the commander level talks in Chushul. Naveen Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs and Directorate General of Military Operation Brigadier Ghai attended the talks on behalf of India. On June 15, after violent clashes between the soldiers in the Galvan Valley, the two countries deployed thousands of their soldiers face to face. In this skirmish, 20 Indian soldiers were killed.
According to sources, after a week of negotiations, it was decided that this movement will be completed in three phases. Accordingly, the first phase is to move tanks, armored vehicles and troops back a certain distance from the border. According to the agreed agreement in the negotiations, the tanks and soldiers are to be removed within a day.
In the second step, both sides have to withdraw about 30 per cent of the troops every day for 3 days from the Northern Bank of Pagong Lake. After this, Indian soldiers will come close to their administrative Dhan Singh Thapa post. At the same time, China has agreed to return Finger 8 to its previous position.
In the third and final phase, both sides have to vacate their deployment sites along the southern coast of the Paigong Lake Area, as well as the highlands around Chushul and Rejang La.
Both sides have also agreed to create a shared mechanism for monitoring this exercise. This includes the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for monitoring as well as mutual interaction.
After the conflict in Galvan Valley, the Indian side is proceeding very carefully on this issue. There has been a loss of trust with China after this incident. This was the reason that India had deployed more than 60 thousand soldiers in this area. As well as preparing for long deployment in the winter season.
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