New Delhi: In first steps of disengagement from both sides in Line of Actual Control (LAC), Indian and Chinese soldiers have pulled back from three sites in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, says report.
The steps of disengagement from both sides of the border comes after multiple rounds of commander level talks between India and China in June.
A buffer zone has also been setup between Indian and Chinese soldiers and the pullback has been confirmed after a survey was conducted to verify China’s claim of pullback in assurance of mutual withdrawal.
According to an official, “the withdrawal is baby steps in the disengagement process and it remains to be seen if this is a lasting, genuine disengagement.”
Foreign ministry of China spokesperson Zhao Lijian confirming the progress in disengagement said, “China and India have made progress coming up with effective measures for frontline troops to disengage and deescalate the border situation at the third commander-level talks between the two militaries on June 30.”
Various media houses have earlier reported that China had agreed to pullback its soldiers from patrolling points 14, 15 and 17 after a mutual understanding was reached between China and India during the commander level talks on June 30.