India and China said in a joint statement after the 10th round of military talks that the military withdrawal from the Pangong Lake region is an important step towards resolving other issues on the LAC.
Disengagement process picture in Pangong Lake area (File Photo)
The 11th round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China are going to be held in East Ladakh on Friday. In the meeting held after disengagement in Pangong Lake area, India also emphasized on the issue of the removal of troops from all the conflict areas. In this meeting between the two countries, talks will be held on the early withdrawal of troops from Gogra, Hot Springs and Depsang area. In the 10th round of commander-level talks, the LAC has been agreed to address other issues.
ANI has been quoted by army sources as saying, “The 11th round of corps commander-level talks will be held between the Indian and Chinese forces in Chushul in eastern Ladakh.” This meeting will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, in which talks will be held on other conflicting areas of LAC. ” The tension in East Ladakh since May last year came to an end in February after several rounds of talks and the two countries had withdrawn troops from the forward area in Pangong Lake area under disengagement.
Shared statement of previous military talks
India and China said in a joint statement after the 10th round of military talks that the military withdrawal from the Pangong Lake region is an important step towards resolving other issues on the LAC. In this negotiation too, India stressed on the early withdrawal of troops from the hot springs, Gogra and Depsang areas to reduce tension. After the 10th round of talks that lasted for 16 hours, the statement said that the withdrawal of troops from Pangong area has opened up new avenues for talks.
What happened in the LAC disengagement agreement
Under the Disengagement Agreement, China moved its army troops towards the east side of Finger-8 in the North Bank of Pangong Lake and similarly India also moved its army troops to their Permanent Base Dhan Singh Rana Post near Finger-3. Brought it on The shape of the mountain on the banks of Pangong Lake is such that it looks like fingers and that is why they are called finger. Their number is eight.
The deadlock started on 5 May last year between the Indian and Chinese armies. Violent clashes took place between the two countries in the Pangong Lake area and after that both countries deployed thousands of soldiers with weapons at many places. On June 15, 20 Indian military personnel were killed in a skirmish in the Galvan Valley. 8 months after the skirmish, China admitted that four of its military personnel were killed in the skirmish.
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