India and China troops withdraw from a rocky outcrop from Galwan valley in Ladakh. The news is informed by quoting Indian Ladakh troop’s sources.
The news of the withdrawal came after talks between India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the border situation. China and India said they have agreed to reduce border tensions, though they have not directly confirmed the withdrawal.
Yesterday, This was informed in a separate statement from the foreign ministries of the two countries.
Ajit Doval and Wang Yi spoke at length in a long video conference on Sunday before deciding to withdraw the two countries’ armies to defuse Ladakh border tensions. In those talks, the two countries agreed that neither of them would turn differences into enmity. Both countries will strictly adhere to the Line of Actual Control. No country will try to cross that line unilaterally.
The Indian Foreign Ministry issued a statement yesterday summarizing the talks. It said both countries agreed that tensions needed to be reduced as soon as possible. Ladakh border is army free needs to happen. Both countries will try to implement it quickly.
In a conference with Ajit Doval, China also agreed to withdraw troops to defuse tensions. However, he did not say whether the army had withdrawn or not. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement yesterday that “border forces have begun taking effective measures to defuse tensions and remove troops.”
According to Indian media informed, Chinese troops have pullback one to two kilometers in Galwan. The site of the June 15 collision moved about two kilometers from the PP-14 point in Galwan. The Indian forces also pullback.
Other sources said the Chinese position north of Pangong Lake is still unchanged. In many places there, China has built concrete infrastructure. China has not yet withdrawn from the Depsang area. However, the two countries have agreed to create a ‘Buffer zone’ in Galwan.
According to Indian military experts said, this is China’s ‘military strategy’. In 1962 war experience, India varies wary. Earlier that year, India and China became embroiled in a border dispute. After that, the Chinese army also withdraw. But as temperatures plummeted in early winter, tensions at the Galwan border escalated with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The Sino-Indian war began.
Retired Indian Army Colonel Soumitra Roy believes China wants to do the same in East Ladakh. A lot will come in and go back a bit. He added that India should not be allowed to do that. India will have to keep up the pressure to completely remove China from the occupied territories.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited Ladakh and started that work. Has put political, military, and diplomatic pressure on China. 59 Chinese apps have been officially banned. Many government projects have been blocked by Chinese companies. Attempts are being made to create joint pressure with other countries as well.